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- DescriptionThe Monterey coast, home to an acclaimed aquarium and the setting for John Steinbeck's classic vel Cannery Row, was also the stage for a historical junction of industry and tourism. Shaping the Shoreline looks at the ways in which Monterey has formed, and been formed by, the tension between labor and leisure. Connie Y. Chiang examines Monterey's development from a seaside resort into a working-class fishing town and, finally, into a tourist attraction again. Through the subjects of work, recreation, and environment -- the intersections of which are applicable to communities across the United States and abroad -- she documents the struggles and contests over this magnificent coastal region. By tracing Monterey's shift from what was once the literal Cannery Row to an iconic hub that w houses an aquarium in which nature is replicated to attract tourists, the interactions of people with nature continues to change. Drawing on histories of immigration, unionization, and the impact of national and international events, Chiang explores the reciprocal relationship between social and environmental change. By integrating topics such as race, ethnicity, and class into environmental history, Chiang illustrates the idea that work and play are t mutually exclusive endeavors.
- Author BiographyConnie Y. Chiang is assistant professor of history and environmental studies at Bowdoin College.
- Author(s)Connie Y. Chiang
- PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
- Date of Publication14/11/2011
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Series TitleWeyerhaeuser Environmental Books
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Washington Press
- Content Note37 illus.
- Weight499 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Foreword byWilliam Cronon
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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