Upcoming Event: Grasslands Grown Virtual Launch

Join author Molly P. Rozum alongside guests Shelia McManus and Royden Loewen for the virtual launch of Grasslands Grown, sponsored by the University of Manitoba Press, on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Register for the event here!

In Grasslands Grown Molly P. Rozum explores the two related concepts of regional identity and sense of place by examining a single North American ecological region: the U.S. Great Plains and the Canadian Prairie Provinces. Rozum argues that environmental awareness, including its ecological and cultural aspects, is key to forming a sense of place and a regional identity. The two concepts overlap and reinforce each other: place is more local, ecological, and emotional-sensual, and region is more ideational, national, and geographic in tone. This captivating study examines the growth of place and regional identities as they took shape within generations and over the life cycle.

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