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Landscapes of Power and Identity Comparative Histories in the Sonoran Desert and the Forests of Amazonia from Colony to Republic by Cynthia Radding

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Published by Duke University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Conservation of the environment,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Social & cultural anthropology,
  • Land use,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Sonora (State),
  • History: World,
  • Latin America,
  • Landscape changes,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Latin America - Mexico,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • GEOGRAPHY,
  • JEWISH STUDIES,
  • Chiquitos (Province),
  • Mexico

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9778824M
ISBN 100822336898
ISBN 109780822336891

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The title of Mattingly's book is no false advertising. His treatment of what empire and imperialism are; how power permeated all relationships and transactions--personal social, political, sexual and economic--throughout the Empire; in what ways the inexhaustible appetite for resources in Roman imperial times wasted human lives and did lasting damage to natural landscapes; and how Released on: Decem Wind Power in View is the first authoritative discourse on the aesthetic impact of wind turbines on the landscape and what can be done about it. It is a detailed and thoroughly illustrated discussion of the issue from several different perspectives. The first edition of this book, published in , reshaped the direction of landscape studies by considering landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. This second edition adds not only a new preface, but five new essays—from Edward Said, W. J. T. .   Landscapes of Power and Identity presents three interrelated stories, starting with the authors personal journey over two decades of research and reflection about the relationships between human societies and the environments they create in North and South America. It links her experiences to the histories of conquest, native communities, and the colonial societies Author: Cynthia Radding.