Nature's State: Imagining Alaska as the Last Frontier

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UNC Press Books, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
An engaging blend of environmental theory and literary studies, Nature's State looks behind the myth of Alaska as America's "last frontier," a pristine and wild place on the fringes of our geographical imagination. Susan Kollin traces how this seemingly m
 

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Contents

Inventing the Last Frontier
1
The Wild Wild North Nature Writing National Ecologies and Alaska
23
Border Fictions Frontier Adventure and the Literature of US Expansion in Canada
59
Domestic Ecologies and the Making of Wilderness White Women Nature Writing and Alaska
91
Beyond the Whiteness of Wilderness Alaska Native Writers and Environmental Sovereignty
127
Toward an Environmental Cultural Studies
161
Notes
179
Bibliography
199
Index
215
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Susan Kollin is associate professor of English at Montana State University in Bozeman.

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