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Dispatches from Dystopia Kate Brown is a friend That said An amazing book About the act of writing, questioning objectivity, questioning assumptions about archives Finding in her research and questions self, place and a host of other things A gifted writer A must read for anyone in policy, history, literature, education and The myths of the Chernobyl zone, things left behind in the Panama Hotel in Seattle, the odd similarities between Billings, Montana and a prison camp town in Kazakhstan Brown draws meaning from the landscapes of modernity in ruins, traveling through the U.S and the former U.S.S.R while meditating on the nature of historical research She takes a first person approach, incorporating her emotional reactions to different sites and describing her encounters with random people all in an attemp The myths of the Chernobyl zone, things left behind in the Panama Hotel in Seattle, the odd similarities between Billings, Montana and a prison camp town in Kazakhstan Brown draws meaning from the landscapes of modernity in ruins, traveling through the U.S and the former U.S.S.R while meditating on the nature of historical research She takes a first person approach, incorporati An utterly engrossing contemporary history of forgotten and destroyed places. A really good book from historian Kate Brown that looks at how space and place can be historicized The premise of this book is that traveling can be a form of negotiation, an unraveling of certainties and convictions and a reassembling of the past, aided by strangers who generously open their doors to reveal histories that are in play, contingent, and subjective Each chapter of this book uses a particular place to explore the histories of communities and territories that have been silenced, b A really good book from historian Kate Brown that looks at how space and place can be historicized The premise of this book is that traveling can be a form of negotiation, an unraveling of certainties and convictions and a reassembling of the past, aided by strangers who generously open their doors to reveal histories that are in play, contingent, and subjective Each chapter of this book uses a particular place to explore the histories of communities and territories that have been silenced, broken, or contaminated In telling these stori I really enjoyed this book, felt challenged and intrigued by it It was one of the books that I never would have come across without my listmaking and I m glad it showed up whereever it did The Panama Hotel essay, about the hotel where many Japanese stored items when sent to internment camps at WWII, was brilliant, and of course evocative of the current moment The Kampkook stove tells the story of a failed American contract Work hard, save, keep out of trouble, and you too can have the middl I really enjoyed this book, felt challenged and intrigued by it It was one of the books that I never would have come across without my listmaking and I m glad it showed up whereever it did The Panama Hotel essay, about the hotel where many Japanese stored items when sent to internment camps at WWII, was brilliant, and of course evocative of the current moment The Kampkook stove tells the story of a failed American contract Work hard, save, Parts of this were utterly fascinating Partly because I had read other books by this author, some of this seemed like background repeat material Read the grid city parts, the elgin parts, the no bomb in Detroit parts R This was a muchinteresting concept than it was a final product I really enjoyed the journey Brown took us on and her prose was generally really lovely and interesting But I would have liked to see I don t knowI just felt such an amazing concept fell a little flat Perhaps, though, this was a result of me hyping myself up too much for it I I just finished reading, Cover, by Mendelsund This book s cover definitely reflects the contents and not in a good way On the cover, there is a little map of Buffalo, Cleveland, Aliquippa and Akron I am wondering why this drawing because several of the locations are not even mentioned Also, the person on the motorcycle with Kiev when this takes place in Cher Why Are Kazakhstan And Montana The Same Place Asks One Chapter Of Kate Brown S Surprising And Unusual Journey Into The Histories Of Places On The Margins, Overlooked Or Erased It Turns Out That A Ruined Mining Town In Kazakhstan And Butte, Montana America S Largest Environmental Superfund Site Have Much In Common Than One Would Think Thanks To Similarities In Climate, Hucksterism, And The Perseverance Of Their Few Hardy Inhabitants Taking Readers To These And Other Unlikely Locales, Dispatches From Dystopia Delves Into The Very Human And Sometimes Very Fraught Ways We Come To Understand A Particular Place, Its People, And Its History In Dispatches From Dystopia, Brown Wanders The Chernobyl Zone Of Alienation, First On The Internet And Then In Person, To Figure Out Which Version The Real Or The Virtual Is The Actual Forgery She Also Takes Us To The Basement Of A Hotel In Seattle To Examine The Personal Possessions Left In Storage By Japanese Americans On Their Way To Internment Camps In 1942 In Uman, Ukraine, We Hide With Brown In A Tree In Order To Witness The Annual Male Only Rosh Hashanah Celebration Of Hasidic Jews In The Russian Southern Urals, She Speaks With The Citizens Of The Small City Of Kyshtym, Where Invisible Radioactive Pollutants Have Mysteriously Blighted Lives Finally, Brown Returns Home To Elgin, Illinois, In The Midwestern Industrial Rust Belt To Investigate The Rise Of Rustalgia And The Ways Her Formative Experiences Have Inspired Her Obsession With Modernist Wastelands Dispatches From Dystopia Powerfully And Movingly Narrates The Histories Of Locales That Have Been Silenced, Broken, Or Contaminated In Telling These Previously Unknown Stories, Brown Examines The Making And Unmaking Of Place, And The Lives Of The People Who Remain In The Fragile Landscapes That Are Left Behind. Stories of downtrodden places, some better known Chernobyl, Japanese internment camps in the northwest, the American Rust Belt and some less so numerous faded industrial cities in Kazakhstan and Ukraine Billings, MT of all places , interwoven with meditations on the historian s role in relating history and the way her own biography interacts with the stories of those places Interviews with people who went through Stalin s forced immigration and labor camps were valuable and enriching compa Stories of downtrodden places, some better known Chernobyl, Japanese internment camps in the northwest, the American Rust Belt and some less so numerous faded industrial cities in Kazakhstan and Ukraine Billings, MT of all places , interwoven with meditations on the historian s role in relating history and the way her own biography interacts with the stories of those places Interviews with people who went through Stalin s forced im


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