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The written suburb : an American site, an ethnographic dilemma

Author: John Darwin Dorst
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1989.
Series: Contemporary ethnography series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A subversive and postmodern work about the town of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The book considers Wyeth country-what kind of place it is and how it is constituted. . . . Dorst asks questions about  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dorst, John Darwin.
Written suburb.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1989
(DLC) 88037485
(OCoLC)18983682
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Darwin Dorst
ISBN: 0585199760 9780585199764 9780812208443 0812208447
OCLC Number: 44962490
Language Note: This edition in English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 220 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chadds Ford souvenirs --
Some history --
Chadds Ford as a site of postmodernity: Veneers, vignettes, and the myth of tradition --
Chadds Ford days: Living history and the closed space of postmodern consumption --
An allegory of museums: A comparative reading of two gallery displays.
Series Title: Contemporary ethnography series.
Responsibility: John D. Dorst.

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