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Dispatches from dystopia : histories of places not yet forgotten, Kate Brown

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Dispatches from dystopia : histories of places not yet forgotten
Title
Dispatches from dystopia
Title remainder
histories of places not yet forgotten
Statement of responsibility
Kate Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author "wanders the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation, first on the Internet and then in person, to figure out which version -- the real or the virtual -- is the actual forgery. She also takes us to the basement of a hotel in Seattle to examine the personal possessions left in storage by Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps in 1942. In Uman, Ukraine, we hide with Brown in a tree in order to witness the male-only Rosh Hashanah celebration of Hasidic Jews. In the Russian southern Urals, she speaks with the citizens of the small city of Kyshtym, where invisible radioactive pollutants have mysteriously blighted lives. Finally, Brown returns home to Elgin, Illinois, in the industrial rust belt, to investigate the rise of "rustalgia" and the ways her formative experiences have inspired her obsession with modernist wastelands."--
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Brown, Kate
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hazardous geographic environments
  • Historiography
  • Disasters
  • Travel
Label
Dispatches from dystopia : histories of places not yet forgotten, Kate Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Being there -- The Panama Hotel, Japanese America, and the irrepressible past -- History (im)possible in the Chernobyl zone -- Bodily secrets -- Sacred space in a sullied garden -- Gridded lives: why Kazakhstan and Montana are nearly the same place -- Returning home to Rustalgia
Control code
ocn887849360
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780226242798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)887849360
Label
Dispatches from dystopia : histories of places not yet forgotten, Kate Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Being there -- The Panama Hotel, Japanese America, and the irrepressible past -- History (im)possible in the Chernobyl zone -- Bodily secrets -- Sacred space in a sullied garden -- Gridded lives: why Kazakhstan and Montana are nearly the same place -- Returning home to Rustalgia
Control code
ocn887849360
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780226242798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)887849360

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