Culture, Technology, and the Creation of America's National Parks

  • Title: Culture, Technology, and the Creation of America's National Parks
  • Author: Richard Grusin
  • ISBN: 9780521081689
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Culture Technology and the Creation of America s National Parks Richard Grusin s innovative study investigates how the establishment of national parks contributed to the development of American national identity after the Civil War Although parks are seen as an un
    Richard Grusin s innovative study investigates how the establishment of national parks contributed to the development of American national identity after the Civil War Although parks are seen as an uncomplicated means of environmental preservation, Grusin argues that they must also be understood as complex cultural technologies dedicated to the reproduction of nature as lRichard Grusin s innovative study investigates how the establishment of national parks contributed to the development of American national identity after the Civil War Although parks are seen as an uncomplicated means of environmental preservation, Grusin argues that they must also be understood as complex cultural technologies dedicated to the reproduction of nature as landscape art He explores the origins of America s three major parks Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon in relationship to other forms of landscape representation, including photography, mapping, travel writing and fiction.

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    About Richard Grusin


    1. Richard Grusin is Professor of English at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee His research fields include media, cinema, history of representation, as well as the environmental, cultural, and American studies.


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    1. I agree with the fundamental idea. However, the wording or language is somewhat uneasy. Seems to me the author is trying to appear sophisticated by using uncommon terms and distorted descriptions.

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