A place for dialogue : language, land use, and politics in Southern Arizona /

In A Place for Dialogue, Sharon McKenzie Stevens views the contradictions and collaborations involved in the management of public land in southern Arizona - and by extension the entire arid West - through the lens of political rhetoric. Revealing the socioecological relationships among cattlemen and...

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Main Author: Stevens, Sharon McKenzie.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2007.
Series:American land and life series.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:In A Place for Dialogue, Sharon McKenzie Stevens views the contradictions and collaborations involved in the management of public land in southern Arizona - and by extension the entire arid West - through the lens of political rhetoric. Revealing the socioecological relationships among cattlemen and environmentalists as well as developers and recreationists, she analyzes the ways that language shapes landscape by shaping decisions about land use. Stevens focuses on the collaborative Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan initiated by Pima County, Arizona, the ubiquitous use of scientific ar.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 221 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213) and index.
ISBN:9781587297656
1587297655