Mapping American Culture

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Wayne Franklin, Michael C. Steiner
University of Iowa Press, 1992 - History - 310 pages
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What connections can be drawn between oral history and the shopping mall? Gospel music and the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant? William Carlos Williams's "Patterson" and the Manhattan Project's secret cities? The answers lie in this insightful collection of essays that read and illuminate the American landscape. Through literature and folklore, music and oral history, autobiography, architecture, and photography, eleven leading writers and thinkers explore the dialectic between space and place in modern American life. The result is an eloquent and provocative reminder of the environmental context of events--the deceptively simple fact that events "take "place.""

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Contents

Analeptic for Individuality and the Worlds
27
Space and Place for the Migrant
53
Folklore and Landscape in O E Rolvaags
89
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About the author (1992)

Thomas Green, MD Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics Children's Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois

Wayne Franklin, MD Physician-Director, CME Programs Associate Professor of Pediatrics Children's Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois

Robert R. Tanz, MD Professor of Pediatrics Director, Diagnostic and Consultation Services Children's Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois

This is a very impressive group of authors. Dr. Green is Chairman of Pediatrics at Northwestern, and Physician-in-Chief at Children's Memorial Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the U.S. (He succeeds James Stockman, who left the position to become President of the American Board of Pediatrics). Dr. Franklin is a pediatric cardiologist who coordinates all CME and recertification review activities for Children's, as such he is expert in the content of the recertification exam and its structure. Dr. Tanz directs the consult service at Children's and thus has a wide breadth of clinical knowledge. All three are widely published in the journal literature but this will be their first book.

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