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A Tale of Two Parks Nature Tourism, Visual Rhetoric, and the Power of Place A Comparative History of Yosemite and Mineral King, California

Abstract The study of American national parks provides invaluable insights into American intellectual, cultural, and sociopolitical trends. As very popular tourist attractions, parks are also depicted in art, film, television, books, calendars, posters, and a multitude of other print and visual media. National parks therefore exist both physically and in the American imagination. Comparing Yosemite National Park, one of the oldest and most popular national parks, to Mineral King, California, a relatively unknown and far less-visited region in Sequoia National Park, unveils the deep complexity of the national park idea. From the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth centuries, the visual and written representations of each area, including art, photogr... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Vicknair, Alexandra Katherine (Author) / Hirt, Paul W (Advisor) / Fixico, Donald L (Committee member) / Jones, Christopher F (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Art history / Environmental studies / Landscape Art History / Mineral King / National Parks / Tourist studies / Visual studies / Yosemite
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 271 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation History 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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