The Resource Black faces, white spaces: : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors, Carolyn Finney, (electronic resource)

Black faces, white spaces: : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors, Carolyn Finney, (electronic resource)

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Black faces, white spaces: : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors
Title
Black faces, white spaces:
Title remainder
reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Finney
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Language
eng
Summary
Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the "great outdoors" and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. Drawing on a variety of sources from film, literature, and popular culture, and analyzing different historical moments, including the establishment of the Wilderness Act in 1964 and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Finney reveals the perceived and real ways in which nature and the environment are racialized in America. Looking toward the future, she also highlights the work of African Americans who are opening doors to greater participation in environmental and conservation concerns
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
304.2089/96073
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
Black faces, white spaces: : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors, Carolyn Finney, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11710087
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multicolored
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MWT11710087
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11710087
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Black faces, white spaces: : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors, Carolyn Finney, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11710087
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11710087
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11710087
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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