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by William R. Leach

eBook Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life epub
  • ISBN: 0679442197
  • Author: William R. Leach
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pantheon; 1 edition (April 12, 1999)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1694 kb
  • FB2 size 1963 kb
  • Formats rtf azw mobi mbr


Country of Exiles book.

Country of Exiles book. Leach identifies some of the reasons for a global economy driven.

Country of exiles: the destruction of place in American life.

Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life

Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-260) and index. Two contradictory patterns of behavior have worked in concert to shape American history and identity - our willingness to pull up stakes and our determination to put down roots

Includes bibliographical references (p. Two contradictory patterns of behavior have worked in concert to shape American history and identity - our willingness to pull up stakes and our determination to put down roots.

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In Country of Exiles, William Leach, whose Land of Desire was a finalist for the National Book Award, explores the troubling effects of our national love. The Destruction of Place in American Life. Category: 20th Century .

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Explores the troubling effects of mobility, showing how the impulse to pull up stakes and find a new frontier has always battled with the need top put down roots, and how a new cosmopolitanism has seized the . identity in the last decade. 273 pages, no illustrations. Publisher: Random House Trade Books. Bestsellers in Sustainable Development: General.

Acclaim for William Leach’s Country of Exiles Perhaps William Leach . William Leach rides across America like Henry Thoreau with a bad case of road rage. Country of exiles : the destruction of place in American life /. William Leach.

Acclaim for William Leach’s Country of Exiles Perhaps William Leach did not intend to write a call to arms, but Country of Exiles resounds like nothing else. Wise, passionate, and profoundly disturbing, Country of Exiles should be read by anyone who cares about the American landscape-before it’s too late. Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic.

In Country of Exiles, William Leach, whose Land of Desire was a finalist for the National Book Award, explores the troubling effects of our national love affair with mobility.  He shows us how the impulse to pull up stakes and find a new frontier has always battled with the need to put down roots, and how a new cosmopolitanism has seized our national identity.Leach takes us across a featureless America, where strip malls homogenize a once varied and majestic landscape, and where casinos displace the Native American spiritual connection to the land. He shows us a culture where everyone, from CEOs to office temps, abandons the notion of company loyalty, and where rootless academics posit a world without borders.  With compelling vision and insight, Leach reveals the profound but often hidden impact of America's disintegrating sense of place on our national and individual psyche.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Comments: (3)
Ffyan
An excellent book detailing the rise of capitalism in modern society- its promise of "diversity" yet its underlying promise of financial benifit to the 1% who pull the strings. Especially relevant is Leach's critique of academia as drawing talent away from its place of origin, leading to a "brain drain" not only overseas but within this country also. As we contemplate the meaning of sustainability for future generations, it is helpful to analyze the excesses and false promises of globalization.
MOQ
Country of Exiles is a fascinating book, though I'm not sure Leach's arguments add up. He identifies and analyzes certain aspects of our society, but I'm not sure these aspects are central to the rootlessness that is undeniably a central tenet of our modern-day living. Tourism and casinos as the cause of this shiftless life? I don't think so.....but his notes and observations on both of these is informative and fascinating. (I particularly liked his endnotes--half as long as the text, citing every single source; very reassuring.) I want to be critical of this book, but I recognize that there's something there in what he's written. I just finished reading it, and already I want to skim through it again and reread certain passages--which means that this is one book that provokes one into thinking, which can't be all bad.
Siramath
According to Leach, corporations, academia and government have all worked to disengage Americans from their places of nurture so that Americans and indeed the whole world will travel, consume, and search continually for new things and experiences to buy. Upon reflection, I ask myself how Professor Leach convinced me that one-size-fits-all containers (for trains and trucks) supports his thesis.
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