BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen Rostain, “Islands in the Rainforest: Landscape Management in Pre-Columbian Amazonia” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Stephen Rostain’s book is a culmination of 25 years of research on the extensive human modification of the wetlands environment of Guiana and how it reshapes our thinking of ancient settlement in lowland South America and other tropical zones. Rostain… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arthur Asa Berger, “Understanding American Icons: An Introduction to Semiotics” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
This brief, student-friendly introduction to the study of semiotics uses examples from 25 iconic locations in the United States. From Coney Island to Las Vegas, the World Trade Center to the Grand Canyon, Berger shows how semiotics offers a different… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Hilary Orange, “Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Spaces” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Reanimating Industrial Spaces explores the relationships between people and the places of former industry through approaches that incorporate and critique memory-work. The chapters in this volume consider four broad questions: What is the relationship between industrial heritage and memory? How… Read More
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