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The Resource Nature's state : imagining Alaska as the last frontier, Susan Kollin

Nature's state : imagining Alaska as the last frontier, Susan Kollin

Label
Nature's state : imagining Alaska as the last frontier
Title
Nature's state
Title remainder
imagining Alaska as the last frontier
Statement of responsibility
Susan Kollin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An engaging blend of environmental theory and literary studies, Nature's State looks behind the myth of Alaska as America's "last frontier," a pristine and wild place on the fringes of our geographical imagination. Susan Kollin traces how this seemingly marginal space in American culture has in fact functioned to alleviate larger social anxieties about nature, ethnicity, and national identity. Kollin pays special attention to the ways in which concerns for the environment not only shaped understandings of Alaska, but also aided U.S. nation-building projects in the Far North from the late nineteenth century to the present era. Beginning in 1867, the year the United States purchased Alaska, a variety of literary and cultural texts helped position the region as a crucial staging ground for territorial struggles between native peoples, Russians, Canadians, and Americans. In showing how Alaska has functioned as a contested geography in the nation's spatial imagination, Kollin addresses writings by a wide range of figures, including early naturalists John Muir and Robert Marshall, contemporary nature writers Margaret Murie, John McPhee, and Barry Lopez, adventure writers Jack London and Jon Krakauer, and native authors Nora Dauenhauer, Robert Davis, and Mary TallMountain
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Kollin, Susan
Dewey number
810.9/32798
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS283.A4
LC item number
K65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Environmental protection
  • Authors, American
  • Natural history
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Nature in literature
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
Label
Nature's state : imagining Alaska as the last frontier, Susan Kollin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventing the last frontier -- The wild, wild north: nature writing, national ecologies, and Alaska -- Border fiction: frontier adventure and the literature of U.S. expansion in Canada -- domestic ecologies and the making of wilderness; white women, nature writing, and Alaska -- Beyond the whiteness of wilderness: Alaska native writers and environmental sovereignty -- Toward an environmental culutral studies
Control code
46505701
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780807849743
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Nature's state : imagining Alaska as the last frontier, Susan Kollin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventing the last frontier -- The wild, wild north: nature writing, national ecologies, and Alaska -- Border fiction: frontier adventure and the literature of U.S. expansion in Canada -- domestic ecologies and the making of wilderness; white women, nature writing, and Alaska -- Beyond the whiteness of wilderness: Alaska native writers and environmental sovereignty -- Toward an environmental culutral studies
Control code
46505701
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780807849743
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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