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Author Scott, Rebecca R.

Title Removing mountains : extracting nature and identity in the Appalachian coalfields / Rebecca R. Scott
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 271 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: the logic of extraction -- Hillbillies and coal miners: representations of a national sacrifice zone -- Men moving mountains: coal mining masculinities and mountaintop removal -- The gendered politics of pro-mountaintop removal discourse -- ATVs in action: transgression, property rights, and tourism on the Hatfield-McCoy trail -- Coal heritage/coal history: Appalachia, America, and mountaintop removal -- Traces of history: "white" people, black coal -- Conclusion: coal facts
Summary An ethnography of coal country in southern West Virginia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Appalachians (People)
Coal mines and mining -- Social aspects -- Appalachian Region.
Environmentalism -- Appalachian Region.
Mountaintop removal mining -- Social aspects -- Appalachian Region.
Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions.
Appalachian Region -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010022014
ISBN 0816675325 (electronic bk.)
9780816675326 (electronic bk.)