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Author Grebowicz, Margret, 1973- author.

Title The national park to come / Margret Grebowicz ; with photographs by Jacqueline Schlossman
Published Stanford, California : Stanford Briefs, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2015
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Contents Introduction : inside national parks -- How wilderness naturalizes democracy -- The scene of nature and environmental justice -- Wilderness and the promise of wellness -- Conclusion : to come
Summary Margret Grebowicz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Goucher College
Notes "This philosophical essay asks us to think differently about our democratic relationship to national parks. It focuses on Big Bend and Death Valley as two parks that stand in problematic relation to the park idea. The first is situated at the US/Mexico border and is implicated in issues about security and safety, expectations of surveillance and reporting, and even ecological concepts such as native versus invasive species, all of which are inflected by tensions particular to keeping undocumented Mexican immigrants out of American space. The second park is home to the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, and foregrounds questions of what a homeland is and for whom. The tribe has lived there for centuries, but as of the Homeland Act of 2000, its members are the only people who have the right to live on park grounds, through which non-Timbisha US citizens merely pass as "visitors." These two parks are thus places where the relationships between ideas of nation, ownership, belonging, foreignness, and home are uniquely complicated and on display."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject National parks and reserves -- Political aspects -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Big Bend National Park (Tex.) -- Political aspects
Death Valley National Park (Calif. and Nev.) -- Political aspects
Texas -- Big Bend National Park.
United States -- Death Valley National Park.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804793425