Sum of the Parts: The Mathematics and Politics of Region, Place & Writing

Title

Sum of the Parts: The Mathematics and Politics of Region, Place & Writing

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

Proponents of the new regional history understand that regional identities are constructed and contested, multifarious and not monolithic, that they involve questions of dominance and power, and that their nature is inherently political. Kent Ryden examines works of American regional writing to show us how literary partisans of place create and recreate, attack and defend, argue over and dramatize the meaning and identity of their regions in the pages of their books.

ISBN

9781587299872

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

University of Iowa Press

City

Iowa City

Keywords

Regionalism in literature

Disciplines

American Studies