Explores the relationship between society and the physical world through representation~—the artistic re-creation of the physical world—which reflects interpretation.
"Imagined Country views the environment as a social construct, defined, interpreted, and reproduced by culture and ideology . . . . The book makes its case on that issue very well."—National Geographic Research and Exploration
"Myths destroy time . . . ideologies reify space.' Through these two structures John Rennie Short examines the roles of the wilderness, the country, and the city in politics and art. . . . This is a rare achievement."—The Higher
John Rennie Short is professor of geography at Syracuse University. He is the author New Worlds, New Geographies also published by Syracuse University Press.