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Rigal, Laura 1958-

Works: 21 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 490 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: P96.T42, 302.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laura Rigal
The American manufactory : art, labor, and the world of things in the early republic by Laura Rigal( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cultural history of American federalism argues that nation-building cannot be understood apart from the process of industrialization and the making of the working class in the late-eighteenth-century United States. Citing the coincidental rise of federalism and industrialism, Laura Rigal examines the creations and performances of writers, collectors, engineers, inventors, and illustrators who assembled an early national "world of things" at a time when American craftsmen were transformed into wage laborers and production was rationalized, mechanized, and put to new ideological purposes. American federalism emerges here as a culture of self-making, in forms as various as street parades, magazine writing, painting, autobiography, advertisement, natural history collections, and trials and their transcripts
An American manufactory : political economy, collectivity, and the arts in Philadelphia, 1790-1810 by Laura Rigal( )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining America : antiquarian authorship and U.S. Empire, 1800-1855 by Jennifer Kristene Sherer( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imperial vineland : the culture of the grape in nineteenth century America by Erica Marie Hannickel( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the purposes of example and justice" : native american incarceration in the upper mississippi by Mark Arvid Warburton( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moreover, the legal and geopolitical status of imprisoned Indian men during this period was marked nebulous, fluid, and expedient, for it was contingent upon the nonspecific legalese of various treaties and federal laws as well as upon U.S. officials' ever-changing, on-the-ground geopolitical calculations. This dissertation intervenes in histories of nineteenth-century U.S. penology and of Anglo-American conquest in the upper Mississippi Valley which essentially ignore the significance of Indian incarceration and the experiences of Native prisoners. It also intercedes in the sizeable body of work concerning the Sauk leader Black Hawk and his "war" against the United States in the summer of 1832. Arguably, Black Hawk became--and has remained--the most prominent of Indian prisoners in the region. However, accounts of Black Hawk have failed to consider his incarceration within the larger carceral landscape to which Indian men were routinely subjected; moreover, those accounts have neglected the significance of Indian incarceration (beyond Black Hawk's) to military officials' prosecution of the Black Hawk war
Evolutionary landscapes : adaptation, selection, and mutation in 19th century literary ecologies by Chad Allen Hines( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 19th century literary ecology to which the fictions of Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Edward Bellamy and Mary Wilkins Freeman were well or poorly adapted can be imagined as a kind of fitness landscape where literary publications are drawn towards the peaks climbed by previous writers, representing conventions or formula that proven successful in the past. A gradualist focus on textual silence and extinction within literary evolution, along with evolutionary and ecological theory, can provide abstract models to make visible the complex ecology of oral, cultural, written, printed and reprinted information that constitutes the "soft tissues" always missing from the archival past
Peale's mammoth by Laura Rigal( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A scarce plenty : economics, citizenship, and opportunity in revolutionary New Jersey by Eleanor Hayes McConnell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Take a chill pill : a cultural history of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Jonathan Herbert Hansen( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation demonstrates that a biopolitics of consciousness structures the emergence of and the debate surrounding ADHD and the administration of stimulant drugs for the purpose of managing attensity
Cultivating leisure : agriculture, tourism, and industrial modernity in the North Carolina sandhills, 1870-1930 by Michael G Winslow( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This chapter focuses especially on Chesnutt's conception of usufruct and an economy based in local social connections as an alternative to the version of commodity agriculture that had animated so many other projects in the sandhills. This dissertation reveals how the conceptual and material tools of an industrializing culture reconfigured this region, long seen as barren, from a cutover turpentine district into a tourist paradise
Memory bytes : history, technology, and digital culture by Lauren Rabinovitz( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Digital culture is often characterized as radically breaking with past technologies, practices, and ideologies rather than as reflecting or incorporating them. Memory Bytes seeks to counter such ahistoricism, arguing for the need to understand digital culture-and its social, political, and ethical ramifications-in historical and philosophical context. Looking at a broad range of technologies, including photography, print and digital media, heat engines, stereographs, and medical imaging, the contributors present a number of different perspectives from which to reflect on the nature
"Extensions of ourselves" : hand tools and the construction of nature in nineteenth-century American literature by Nicholas P Cooley( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Despite their different approaches--a confrontational conservation ethos in Cooper and a deliberate revisionist Puritan history in the works of Child and Sedgwick--axes in the historical romance construct what I call "republican nature," which describes environments built by and for white men and closed off to women, Native Americans, and nonnormative domestic arrangements. Chapter Two, "Westward Hoe: Domestic Nature in the Village Sketch," examines how village sketch writers challenge the core tenet of domestic ideology: that the home constitutes a separate sphere outside of public life. Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Forester, and Alice Cary show that there never was a clear distinction between women's work and men's work, between the private and the public--or between domestic interiors and the nonhuman environment. The resulting "domestic nature" rejects domestic ideology, reveals the interplay between the environment and the home, and suggests alternatives to anthropocentric development and management regimes--a domestic ecology, so to speak. "Sentimental nature," the nature theorized in Chapter Three, "Sentimental Nature: Digging for Justice in ' Woman's Fiction,'" also hinges on the inevitable interpenetration of so-called women's work and the environment--and further adds the dimension of social justice. Maria Susanna Cummins and Louisa May Alcott insist that social justice is impossible without equal access to environmental "goods," such as clean air and green spaces, and equal protection from environmental "bads," such as pollution and unsafe living and working conditions. They imagine shovel labor--especially collective shovel labor that brings marginalized people together and puts them into contact with the nonhuman environment--as one means of redressing a host of social ills, including poverty, the exploitation of labor, sexism, and racism. Caroline Lee Hentz attempts to defend slavery by drawing on the tenets of sentimental nature, but she inadvertently constructs a "lachrymose nature" founded on coerced rather than voluntary collaborative shovel labor--and therefore motivated by profits and the desire to discipline working bodies rather than justice
The accidental feminist : Iowa's breastfeeding firefighter and the national struggle for workplace equity by Sharon Marie Rose Killeen Lake( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

That identifies the resistance these women met as they encountered the masculine culture of firefighting in the 1970s. It highlights both the strengths and weaknesses of using law to eliminate sex discrimination in the workplace by constructing a vivid portrait of women's slow and painful struggle for full economic citizenship
Object lessons : electric books of 1747 [Ben Franklin] by Laura Rigal( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Empire of birds: Alexander Wilson's American ornithology by Laura Rigal( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geographies of reclamation : writing and water in the Columbia River Basin, 1855-2009 by Chad Duane Wriglesworth( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Generations of literary critics have claimed that geography plays a prominent role in the production of Pacific Northwest literature; however, no one has meaningfully interpreted the literary and cultural history of the region in relation to United States water policy and the Bureau of Reclamation's transformation of the Columbia River Basin. This dissertation argues that the literary and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest becomes coherent only when the environmental, cultural, socio-economic and generational histories of this watershed are placed at the center of scholarly inquiry. The project maps and traces ways that local and national narratives from the late- nineteenth and early-twentieth century worked alongside the federal government to transform the Columbia River Basin into an awaiting "Promised Land" of socio-economic progress, while writers and activists since the 1960s have used bioregional prose and poetry to spark a revival of localized counter-reclamation that stresses the importance of social activism and the attempt to find more sustainable methods of inhabiting the Pacific Northwest. The role that literature has played in the federal claiming and local reclaiming of the Columbia River Basin is argued and illustrated through an interdisciplinary and site based approach to literary studies that draws from conversations in environmental history, religious studies, cultural geography, visual arts, and Native American studies. The chapters investigate canonical and virtually unknown sources of regional literature, while offering historically and geographically informed investigations of key sites within the Columbia River Basin that were transformed by the federal government over a one hundred and fifty year span of time: the Yakima Valley (1855-1920s), Grand Coulee Dam and Hanford Engineer Works (1930s-1940s), and The Dalles Dam and Celilo Falls (1950s-1960s)
Peale's Mammoth in American Iconology: New Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Art, ed. David C. Miller by Laura Rigal( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geographies of responsibility : the cultural logic of 21st century weather emergencies by Jennifer Marie Ambrose( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geographies of Responsibility: The Cultural Logic of 21st Century Weather Emergencies analyzes the role of narrative in contemporary severe weather events. The speed and diversity of media through which we now communicate "the weather" significantly impact how U.S. communities experience these events and their possible social, cultural, and political meanings. This project explores four weather emergencies, covering physical geographies of the far northwest, Great Plains, mid-Atlantic, and Caribbean, that were circulated and reframed via a range of media--from newspapers to television, social, and new media--who discussed these events, and to what ends. Chapter 1 examines reporting on the 2004 Alaska wildfires directed at U.S. national and Alaska state communities to explore the importance of the "nation" as a continuing relevant relative spatial scale. Chapter 2 investigates the 2007 Greensburg tornado and subsequent "green" (re)development of the town. Chapter 3 analyzes the 2010 "Snowmageddon" blizzards in Washington, D.C., which initiated "playful" acts that highlighted how urban economic realities and historical social geographies of race are embedded in particular urban sites. Chapter 4 explores the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which evoked economies of responsibility across multiple scales of mobilization that reiterated the cultural and historical "weather map" laid down by Hurricane Katrina. These mass mediated weather events each mobilized attention and response through narratives that evoked an emergency to communities across multiple geographic scales put into relationships with one another through storylines far more complex than an analysis of how "global" and local weather systems co-create each other
From FSA to EPA : project documerica, the dustbowl legacy, and the quest to photograph 1970s America by Barbara Lynn Shubinski( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In particular, it examines Documerica's focus on the post-industrial landscape, exploring why the project emphasized the changing aesthetics of the built environment as much as threats to the natural environment. The dissertation centers on visual conceptions of American small towns, cities and suburbs in six specific series by photographers Ken Heyman, Danny Lyon, Yoichi Okamoto, Kenneth Paik, Suzanne Szasz, and Arthur Tress. Encapsulating Documerica's central preoccupation with preservation, these images of architectural and social environments evince the era's deep-seated anxieties about fragmentation, degradation, suburban sprawl, urban decline, and proliferating car culture
Life hacking : a critical history, 2004-2014 by Matthew A Thomas( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation intervenes in the larger academic and popular discussion of hacking by looking at life hacking. In essence, life hacking presumes that your life is amenable to hacks the same way a computer system might be. As both a metaphor and a practice, life hacking occupies a popular but under-analyzed position in contemporary American culture. The recent broadening of the computer term "hacking" to encompass all of life's activities suggests the degree to which people are increasingly thinking about everything in computational terms. Life hacking is important to attend to precisely because it reveals how the rhetoric of hacking and the subjectivity of the hacker have become normalized. This rhetoric and subject position carry particular valences, valences that are deeply rooted in Western culture, including especially a way of thinking about the world that David Golumbia calls "computationalism." In a computerized world, hacking becomes the preferred "way of seeing." But, significantly, it is a way of seeing that is in line with long traditions in U.S. culture of self-making and technofetishism. In order to show this, I trace life hacking's metamorphoses through three critically important and interlinked realms--life hacking, digital minimalism, and prof hacking--before concluding by looking briefly at a fourth--pickup artists. This dissertation seeks to identify how these different instances of life hacking relate to each other, to trace how life hacking has changed over time, and to explain how life hacking broadly speaking is best viewed as an episode not only in the larger history of hacking but in the larger history of American culture
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The American manufactory : art, labor, and the world of things in the early republic
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