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ERIC Number: EJ864801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Deathscapes, Topocide, Domicide: The Plains in Contemporary Print Media
Dando, Christina E.
Great Plains Quarterly, v29 n2 p95-119 Spr 2009
The American print media are a powerful mechanism for communicating information about places and environment to the American public. When it comes to a landscape such as the Great Plains, experienced by many Americans as either sleep-through land in a car or flyover land in a plane, the print media may be their only real source of information about this landscape, excluding 30 second sound-bites which occasionally appear in electronic media. Often perceived as monotonous or dull, the Plains has been overlaid with powerful images, of garden or desert, of Dust Bowl or Buffalo Commons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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