This Place, These People

This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains

PHOTOGRAPHS BY NANCY WARNER
TEXT BY DAVID STARK
Copyright Date: 2014
Pages: 128
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/star16522
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    This Place, These People
    Book Description:

    David Stark is Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Columbia University, where he directs the Center on Organizational Innovation. His most recent book isThe Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life.

    Nancy Warner is a fine-art and portrait photographer based in San Francisco. Many of the photographs in this book were first exhibited at the Great Plains Art Museum asGoing Back: Midwestern Farm Places(2008).

    eISBN: 978-0-231-53627-1
    Subjects: Art & Art History, Economics, Business, Sociology, Law, Architecture and Architectural History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. PREFACE
    (pp. ix-x)
    Nancy Warner
  4. PHOTOGRAPHS & VOICES
    (pp. 1-85)
  5. FAMILY ALBUM
    (pp. 87-89)
  6. AFTERWORD: LIFE AND SHADOW ON THE GREAT PLAINS
    (pp. 91-104)
    DAVID STARK

    To the city dweller, there’s something curious in the language of Great Plains farmers: they almost never refer tofarms. Instead, they refer toplaces: “the Stark place,” “the Ott place,” or “the old Feyerherm place.” A place is a farm; but it is more than that, for it is inhabited. It has fields, but it also has buildings, barns, a house, corncribs, farm animals, dogs, and people. Crops are grown and animals are raised on farms. But a farm place is more than a setting for agricultural activity. Curtains are mended, windows are repaired, kids are diapered, and families...

  7. LIST OF VOICES
    (pp. 105-106)
  8. LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS
    (pp. 107-107)
  9. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. 109-114)
  10. [Illustration]
    (pp. 115-115)
  11. Back Matter
    (pp. 116-118)