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The Resource Not yet a placeless land : tracking an evolving American geography, Wilbur Zelinsky

Not yet a placeless land : tracking an evolving American geography, Wilbur Zelinsky

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Not yet a placeless land : tracking an evolving American geography
Title
Not yet a placeless land
Title remainder
tracking an evolving American geography
Statement of responsibility
Wilbur Zelinsky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today it is taken as a given that the United States has undergone a nationwide process of homogenization--that a country once rich in geographic and cultural diversity has subsided into a placeless sameness. The American population, after all, spends much of its time shopping or eating in look-alike chain or franchise operations, driving along featureless highways built to government specifications, sitting in anonymous airports, and sleeping in forgettable motels. In this book, cultural geographer Wilbur Zelinsky challenges that nearly universal view and reaches a paradoxical conclusion: that American land and society are becoming more uniform and more diverse at the same time. After recounting the many ways in which modern technologies, an advanced capitalist market system, and a potent central political establishment have standardized the built landscape of the country's vast territory and its burgeoning population over the past two hundred and fifty years, he also considers the vigor of countervailing forces. In a carefully balanced assessment, he documents steady increases in the role of the unpredictable, in the number and variety of arbitrarily located places and activities, and the persistence of basic cultural diversities. Contrary to popular perceptions, place-to-place differences in spoken language, religion, and political behavior have not diminished or disappeared. In fact, Zelinsky shows, novel cultural regions and specialized cities have been emerging even as a latter-day version of regionalism and examples of neo-localism are taking root in many parts of the United States."--Provided by Publisher
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CN8ML
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1921-2013
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Zelinsky, Wilbur
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • National characteristics, American
  • Cultural geography
  • Human geography
  • United States
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • Cultural geography
  • Historical geography
  • Human geography
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
Label
Not yet a placeless land : tracking an evolving American geography, Wilbur Zelinsky
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9781613761816
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-349) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The argument -- E Pluribus unum? the mashing vs. the sorting of America -- Pondering the built landscape -- The theater of the unpredictable -- Territorial diversities in the cultural realm: yea and nay -- The regional factor -- Is the jury still out?
Control code
ocn794700499
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 356 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613761816
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700499
Label
Not yet a placeless land : tracking an evolving American geography, Wilbur Zelinsky
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613761816
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-349) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The argument -- E Pluribus unum? the mashing vs. the sorting of America -- Pondering the built landscape -- The theater of the unpredictable -- Territorial diversities in the cultural realm: yea and nay -- The regional factor -- Is the jury still out?
Control code
ocn794700499
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 356 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613761816
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700499

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