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Author Gillem, Mark L., author

Title America town : building the outposts of empire / Mark L. Gillem
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 350 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents pt. 1. Empire's reach -- pt. 2. Familiarity on the frontlines -- pt. 3. Outposts under construction
Summary In America Town, Mark L. Gillem reveals modern military outposts as key symbols of not just American power but also consumer consumption. Through case studies of several U.S. military facilities Gillem exposes these military installations as suburban culture replicated in the form of vast green lawns, three-car garages, and big-box stores and questions the impact of this practice on the rest of the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-332) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Land use -- United States -- Planning.
Military bases, American -- Social aspects.
Military bases, American -- Foreign countries.
Suburbs -- Public opinion.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007012423
ISBN 0816654360 (electronic bk.)
9780816654369 (electronic bk.)