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Identity and Community on the Alaskan Frontier, Cuba, Lee J.
Author Name:    Cuba, Lee J.

Title:   Identity and Community on the Alaskan Frontier

Binding:   hardcover with dust jacket

Book Condition:   used

Size:   206 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches tall

Publisher:    Temple University Press 1987

ISBN Number:   0877224579 / 9780877224570

Seller ID:   6576

from the dust jacket: "No symbol has had a greater influence on twentieth-century American culture than the frontier. It has been used to rewrite our history, to define our national character, and to shape our vision of the future. Nearly one hundred years after historians proclaimed its passing, the American frontier continues to live in the landscape of contemporary Alaska.

In this book, author Lee J. Cuba shows how the residents of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, establish and sustain their claim as modern-day American pioneers. Based on extensive field interviews and supplemented by a variety of other data sources, the book's analysis turns on the irony that Alaska emerged as a national frontier only after it became sufficiently urbanized, thus reaching a certain level of economic and political development. This investigation reveals the sense of community that developed among the residents of Anchorage and examines how new-comers come to share this sense and to identify themselves as members.

Identity and Community on the Alaskan Frontier illustrates how the mobility and transiency of Alaska's population combine to promote a sense of community among Anchorage residents. In a world of frequent residential mobility, Cuba contends that an important part of who we are is still derived from where we live."

Condition: Pages are crisp and clean. Binding is tight. Dust jacket has rubbing wear, creases, and wear to the edges and corners.



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