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Homeplace Geography : Essays for Appalachia

By author: Davis
Product Code: P331
ISBN: 9780881460148
Product Format: Paperback
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These essays, arranged chronologically in the order they were first written, represent Donald Edward Davis's twenty-year career as a writer, environmental activist, and scholar of all things Appalachian. Join Davis in an exploration of a region consistently under attack by mining interests, developers, and the tourist industry, and consistently misunderstood by scholars. Approaching this unique region from both historical and environmental angles, Davis presents twenty essays to help illuminate the problems, peoples, and places of what may be the oldest mountain range in the world. Homeplace Geography ranges from the heartfelt to the enlightening. In the book's title essay, for example, Davis mourns the quickly passing rural culture of Appalachia. In a later piece, the author discusses the feist, or squirrel dog, of the South's mountain country. Another essay unfolds the relationship between ecological philosophy and grassroots activism while another examines the idea of wilderness as a social construction with varied meanings. While some of these essays have been previously published, several of the selec-tions are being seen for the first time in this collection.
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