Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Carolyn Finney (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.95
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
June 01, 2014
Pages
194
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781469614489

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About the Author

Carolyn Finney is assistant professor of geography at the University of Kentucky.

Reviews

Makes a clear case for the dominant culture's habitual (though, sometimes unwitting) rejection of African Americans.--Library Journal Starred Review


A must-read for those who hope to make the parks matter to diverse populations.--Sierra


Weaving scholarly analysis with interviews of leading black environmentalists and ordinary Americans, Finney traces the environmental legacy of slavery and Jim Crow segregation, which mapped the wilderness as a terrain of extreme terror and struggle for generations of blacks--as well as a place of refuge.--The Boston Globe


Finney's exemplary work moves beyond a critique of the movement and popular culture. It carves through multiple layers of meaning to excavate unique moments of African American environmental history that demand retelling.--Choice


Offers an engaging interdisciplinary analysis of the historical conditions that shape the whiteness of 'Nature' in the United States.--American Book Review