Power and Place in the North American West
The essays, related to one another by their concern with how power is exercised in, over, and by western places, cover a wide range of times and topics, from 18th-century Spanish New Mexico to 19th-century British Columbia to 20th-century Sun Valley and Los Angeles. They encompass analyses of the concept and rhetoric of race, theoretical speculations on gender and powerlessness, and insights on the causes of current environmental crises.
"A fine collection of provocative essays. The apparently straightforward term ‘power,’ like ‘place,’ offers multiple angles of understanding and opens our appreciation of the splendid complexity of these topics."—Elliott West, University of Arkansas
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