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From Harriet Beecher Stowe's image of the Mississippi's "bosom" to Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod as "the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts," the U.S. environment has been recurrently represented in terms of the human body. Exploring such instances of embodiment, Cecelia Tichi exposes the historically varied and often contrary geomorphic expression of a national paradigm. Environmental history as cultural studies, her book plumbs the deep and peculiarly American bond between nationalism, the environment, and the human body.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674013612
ISBN-10: 0674013611
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 143mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 7-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Cecelia Tichi

Cecelia Tichi is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of New World, New Earth and Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America, as well as several novels.

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