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What does it suggest to be from someplace? If most folks within the usa are "from somewhere else" what's an American fatherland? In answering those questions, the participants to Homelands: A Geography of tradition and position throughout America supply a geographical imaginative and prescient of territory and the formation of discrete groups within the U.S. this present day. Homelands discusses teams reminiscent of the Yankees in New England, outdated Order Amish in Ohio, African americans within the plantation South, Navajos within the Southwest, Russians in California, and a number of other peoples and locations.

Homelands explores the relationship of individuals and position through exhibiting how features of a number of assorted North American teams chanced on their area of interest and created a place of origin. a set of fifteen essays, Homelands is an leading edge examine geographical recommendations in neighborhood settings. it's also an exploration of the educational paintings happening approximately homelands and their humans, of the way elements reminiscent of tradition, cost, and cartographic options come jointly in American sociology. there's a lot not just to check but additionally to have fun approximately American homelands. because the editors kingdom, "Underlying latest pluralistic society are homelands -- huge and small, robust and susceptible -- that undergo in a roundabout way. The mosaic of homelands to which individuals bonded in better or lesser levels, affirms in a holistic method America's variety, its pluralistic society."

The authors depict the cultural results of immigrant payment. The conviction that folks have to perform the lifetime of the fatherland to accomplish their very own self consciousness, in the traditions and comforts of that group. Homelands supplies us a brand new map of the U.S., a map drawn with people's lives and the land that's their domestic.

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