Sum of the Parts: The Mathematics and Politics of Region, Place & Writing
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.
University of Iowa Press
Regionalism in literature
Ryden, Kent C., "Sum of the Parts: The Mathematics and Politics of Region, Place & Writing" (2011). Faculty and Staff Books. 13.