Mental Territories: Mapping the Inland Empire by Katherine G. MorrisseyMental Territories: Mapping the Inland Empire by Katherine G. Morrissey

Mental Territories: Mapping the Inland Empire

byKatherine G. Morrissey

Paperback | December 8, 1997

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Rarely recognized outside its boundaries today, the Pacific Northwest region known at the turn of the century as the Inland Empire included portions of the states of Washington and Idaho, as well as British Columbia. Katherine G. Morrissey traces the history of this self-proclaimed region from its origins through its heyday. In doing so, she challenges the characterization of regions as fixed places defined by their geography, economy, and demographics. Regions, she argues, are best understood as mental constructs, internally defined through conflicts and debates among different groups of people seeking to control a particular area's identity and direction. She tells the story of the Inland Empire as a complex narrative of competing perceptions and interests.
Title:Mental Territories: Mapping the Inland EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.52 inPublished:December 8, 1997Publisher:Cornell University Press

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ISBN - 10:0801483263

ISBN - 13:9780801483264

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Editorial Reviews

"A penetrating, provocative look from the inside at the creation and contestation of regionalism that will give the 'ghostly' Inland Empire new vitality and fame among readers concerned with the rich complexities of a more fully human geography."—D. W. Meinig, Syracuse University