Lie of the Land Migrant Workers and the California Landscape

ISBN-10: 0816626936

ISBN-13: 9780816626939

Edition: N/A

Authors: Don Mitchell
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List price: $24.50
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 3/5/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Don Mitchell was born in 1961. He is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. From an academic household in California, he is a graduate of San Diego State University, Pennsylvania State University and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1992, working with Neil Smith. He taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder before joining Syracuse in the late 1990s. Considered an influential and radical scholar, he is best known for his work on cultural theory, and the People's Geography Project. He works on labor struggles, human rights and justice. In 1998, he became a MacArthur Fellow, and in 2008 a Guggenheim Fellow. He was awarded the Anders Retzius Medal from the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography in 2012. His titles include The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space, The People's Property? Power, Politics and the Public, and The Freedom Summer Murders.

Acknowledgments
Introduction / Migratory Workers and the California Landscape 1913-1942
California: The Beautiful and the Damned
Labor and Landscape: The Wheatland Riot and Progressive State Intervention
Subversive Mobility and the Re-formation of Landscape
Marked Bodies: Patriotism, Race, and Landscape
The Political Economy of Landscape and the Return of Radicalism
The Disintegration of Landscape: The Workers' Revolt of 1933
Reclaiming the Landscape: Learning in Control the Spaces of Revolt
Workers as Objects/Workers as Subjects: Re-making Landscape
Conclusion: The Lie of the Land
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