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Undermined in Coal Country Deep mining ended decades ago in Pennsylvania's Lackawanna Valley The barons who made their fortunes have moved on Low wages and high unemployment haunt the area and the people left behind wonder whether to stay or seek their fortunes elsewhereBill Conlogue explores how two overlapping coal country landscapes Scranton Pennsylvania and Marywood University have coped with the devastating aftermath of mining Examining the far reaching environmental effects of mining this beautifully written book asks bigger uestions about what it means to influence a landscape to this extent and then to live in it In prose rivaling that of Annie Dillard and John McPhee Conlogue argues that if we are serious about solving environmental problems if we are serious about knowing where we are and what happens there we need to attend closely to all places that is to attend to the world in a cold dark and disorienting universe Unearthing new ways of thinking about place pedagogy and the environment this meditative text reveals that place is inherently unstable

  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Undermined in Coal Country
  • Bill Conlogue
  • 10 August 2014
  • 9781421423180

1 thoughts on “Undermined in Coal Country

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    An interesting study on the importance of foundations whether a physically solid foundation in a mining region underscored with mine voids or a liberal arts foundation in a college education

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