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The Resource Black faces, white spaces : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors, Carolyn Finney, (electronic resource)

Black faces, white spaces : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors, Carolyn Finney, (electronic resource)

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Black faces, white spaces : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors
Title
Black faces, white spaces
Title remainder
reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Finney
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the "great outdoors" and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. Drawing on a variety of sources from film, literature, and popular culture, and analyzing different historical moments, including the establishment of the Wilderness Act in 1964 and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Finney reveals the perceived and real ways in which nature and the environment are racialized in America. Looking toward the future, she also highlights the work of African Americans who are opening doors to greater participation in environmental and conservation concerns."--
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Finney, Carolyn
Dewey number
304.2089/96073
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.F525 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Human ecology
  • NATURE / Ecology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
Label
Black faces, white spaces : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors, Carolyn Finney, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001196753
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781469614489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014000594
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001196753
Label
Black faces, white spaces : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors, Carolyn Finney, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001196753
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781469614489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014000594
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001196753

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