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The American village in a global setting : selected papers from an interdisciplinary conference in honour of Sinclair Lewis and Ida K. Compton

Author: Sinclair Lewis; Ida L Compton; Michael Connaughton; Suellen Rundquist; St. Cloud State University.
Publisher: Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
Named Person: Sinclair Lewis; Sinclair Lewis; Ida L Compton; Ida L Compton; Sinclair Lewis
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sinclair Lewis; Ida L Compton; Michael Connaughton; Suellen Rundquist; St. Cloud State University.
ISBN: 9781847183132 1847183131
OCLC Number: 173239359
Description: xiii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"This is America" : the village of Gopher Prairie in war and peace / Sally Parry --
Sauk Centre, real and ideal : the town as viewed in painting, architecture, and literature, 1858-1903 / William Towner Morgan --
The CBS Babbitt documentary : case study in confusing fact with fiction / George Killough --
It can happen here : Lewis and Roth as Holocaust literature / Joseph Edelheit, Chris Gordon, Steve Klepetar --
Alternative communities and the limits of toleration : investigating the Israelite House of David / Carla A.H. Johnson --
"This mick agitator" : Sinclair Lewis and the Irish / Michael E. Connaughton --
Cooperation and the architectural landscape of village improvement, 1900-1925 / Diane Shaw --
Tripping over the border : the American wilderness myth in Sinclair Lewis' Mantrap / Jeffrey Swenson --
Beyond Main Street : Teutonic land lust and domestic violence in 1920's farm fiction / Mary Ryder --
The day they stopped the mail in Mason City : Mason City, Iowa's nostalgic use of The music man / Linda Robinson --
The revolt from the village in Willa Cathers My Antonia (1918) and A lost lady (1923) / Richard Dillman --
From Manhattan to Grand Manan : Willa Cather's islands / Constance Perry --
"Land is the only thing that lasts life to life" : how Federal Indian policy threatens community in Louse [sic] Erdrich's Tracks / Janna Knittel --
Somewhere between the ideal and the depraved : Kent Haruf's prairie community / John Schwetman --
The gentle polemic of Paul Gruchow's Grass roots : the universe of home / Suzanne Ross --
Neither fish nor fowl : the impact of race, gender, language and socio-economic status in the acculturation and education of second generation immigrants in the United States / Christopher T. Pears --
Voices of transnational immigrant mothers / Jaime Chahin and Rosana Rodriguez --
African-American neighborhood revitalization / Chuks Ugochukwu --
"Being in a place and not being there" : Asian America space, the American suburb, and transnational imageries in Chang-rae Lee's A gesture life / Seongho Yoon --
The impact of Sinclair Lewis : an application of Curriculum platforms and moral stories from the curriculum work of Thomas Barone and Donald S. Blumenfield-Jones / Tonya Huber-Warring --
Post-colonial dimensions and Tharp's funnel : the conceptual framework / Tonya Huber-Warring --
Demographic dimensions and citizenship legislation / Douglas F. Warring --
Dimensions of common school, public and private education : the similarities of the "minority" experience in the U.S.A. / Paula Leider --
First Nations history, literature and educational dimensions / Sally M. Hunter --
Dimensions from the black South / Andrew Bahn --
Dimensions of assimilation or isolation in Potok's My name is Asher Lev and Zakiyah's If I should speak / Stella Bergman --
Dimensions of marginalization and discrimination / Salima Currimbhoy --
Dimensions of world conflict / Tracy Ust --
Aboriginal dimensions in Garimara's Rabbit-proof fence / Christopher T. Pears --
Dimensions in education : education and gardening, reflections on growing a mind / Andrew Bahn --
Lingering issues concerning ethnogenetic experiences of all peoples : a call to culturally sensitive consciousness / Tonya Huber-Warring.
Responsibility: edited by Michael E. Connaughton and Suellen Rundquist.

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