Human Geography

A Thousand Pieces of Paradise: Landscape and Property in the by Lynne Heasley

By Lynne Heasley

A Thousand items of Paradise is an ecological historical past of estate and a cultural heritage of rural ecosystems set in a single of Wisconsin's most renowned areas, the Kickapoo Valley. whereas interpreting the nationwide conflict on soil erosion within the Thirties, a debatable actual property improvement scheme, Amish land payment, a U.S. military Corps of Engineers dam venture, and local American efforts to say longstanding land claims, Lynne Heasley lines the old improvement of contemporary American estate debates inside ever-more diversified rural landscapes and cultures. Heasley argues that the way in which public discourse has framed environmental debates hides the complete form our approach of estate has taken in rural groups and landscapes. She exhibits how democratic and fluid visions of property-based on group relationships-have coexisted along individualistic visions of estate rights. during this environmental biography of a panorama and its humans lie strong classes for rural groups looking to comprehend and reconcile competing values approximately land and their position in it.

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