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Governing the wild : ecotours of power

Author: Stephanie Rutherford
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the publisher. Take four emblematic American scenes: the Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History in New York; Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando; an ecotour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; the film An Inconvenient Truth. Other than expressing a common interest in the environment, they seem quite dissimilar. And yet, as Governing the Wild makes clear, these sites  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Rutherford
ISBN: 9780816674404 081667440X 9780816674473 0816674477
OCLC Number: 719427964
Description: xxvi, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : governing nature --
Ordering nature at the American Museum of Natural History --
Disney's Animal Kingdom : the wild that never was --
Wolves, bison, and bears, oh my! Defining nature at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks --
Science and storytelling : Al Gore and the climate debate --
Conclusion : being otherwise.
Other Titles: Ecotours of power
Responsibility: Stephanie Rutherford.


Shows how iconic representations of nature-from museum to theme park-define our ideas about saving the natural world  Read more...


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"From Disney amusement centers and natural history museums to Al Gore's global warming spectaculars and American national parks, Stephanie Rutherford traces out the historical contingencies behind Read more...

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