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Dream a little : land and social justice in modern America

Author: Dorothee E Kocks
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this innovative and exciting synthesis of historical analysis, literary criticism, and personal essay, Dorothee E. Kocks explores the links between place and political ideals in the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the iconography of the American West. Dream a Little explores the American tradition of using the land to reveal and elaborate our dreams for social justice.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Josephine Winslow Johnson; Mari Sandoz; Ella Baker; Ella Baker; Josephine Winslow Johnson; Mari Sandoz
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothee E Kocks
ISBN: 0520202864 9780520202863 0520222806 9780520222809
OCLC Number: 42861594
Description: xx, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The geographic embrace. A tale of forgetting --
A tale of remembering --
pt. 2. The dance of ideals. The West of words : Mari Sandoz and a politics of memory --
Back to a new "family farm" : Josephine Johnson and a politics of abundance --
Acting locally, thinking globally : Ella Baker and a politics of identifying.
Responsibility: Dorothee E. Kocks.
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"Kocks offers us a book--and a vision--that is passionate, personal and political. . . . Embedded in a well-written and a very readable narrative are many provocative and passionate ideas."--"Limina

 
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