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By Cecelia Tichi

From Harriet Beecher Stowe's photo of the Mississippi's "bosom" to Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod as "the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts," the U.S. setting has been usually represented by way of the human physique. Exploring such circumstances of embodiment, Cecelia Tichi exposes the traditionally assorted and infrequently opposite geomorphic expression of a countrywide paradigm. Environmental heritage as cultural stories, her booklet plumbs the deep and specially American bond among nationalism, the surroundings, and the human body.

Tichi disputes the us' acceptance of being "nature's nation." U.S. electorate have screened out nature successfully by way of projecting the our bodies of U.S. electorate upon nature. She pursues this concept through pairing Mount Rushmore with Walden Pond as competing efforts to find the top of the yank physique in nature; Yellowstone's previous devoted with the Moon as complementary embodiments of the yank frontier; and sizzling Springs, Arkansas, with Love Canal as contrasting websites of the id of girls and water. a tremendous contribution to present discussions of gender and nature, her publication additionally demonstrates the highbrow strength of marriage ceremony environmental experiences to the social heritage of the human body.

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