The Lie of the Land: Migrant Workers and the California Landscape

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U of Minnesota Press, 1996 - Business & Economics - 245 pages
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Contents

California The Beautiful and the Damned
13
Labor and Landscape The Wheatland Riot and Progressive State Intervention
36
Subversive Mobility and the Reformation of Landscape
58
Marked Bodies Patriotism Race and Landscape
83
The Political Economy of Landscape and the Return of Radicalism
110
The Disintegration of Landscape The Workers Revolt of 1933
130
Reclaiming the Landscape Learning to Control the Spaces of Revolt
156
Workers as ObjectsWorkers as Subjects Remaking Landscape
176
The Lie of the Land
198
Notes
203
Index
239
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About the author (1996)

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 Justice, Power and the Political Landscape.

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