This Place, These People

Life and Shadow on the Great Plains, Fixed Layout

David Stark, Photographs by Nancy Warner

Columbia University Press

This Place, These People

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Pub Date: November 2013

ISBN: 9780231536271

Format: E-book

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This Place, These People

Life and Shadow on the Great Plains, Fixed Layout

David Stark, Photographs by Nancy Warner

Columbia University Press

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 is The 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 as Going Back: Midwestern Farm Places (2008).
I was very moved by this evocative, literate and informative book. Nancy Stark's beautiful—and painful—photographs are a perfect companion with David Starks' writing and with the "voices" of the Nebraskans that are included. I am very grateful for this sensitive and sad look back.Ruth Silverman, former Associate Curator of the International Center of Photography, twice winner of the Photography-Book-of-the-Year award for The Dog and Athletes
The photographs and the words so beautifully preserved here evoke powerful – and indeed, painful – memories of the homes left behind when millions of rural Americans packed up, said goodbye to all they had known, and relocated to the nation's cities and suburbs. The memory of that transition continues for many of us, tearing at our hearts.Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, author of Remaking the Heartland: Middle America Since the 1950s
This marvelous book offers us a glimpse of the ghost of the Great Plains as it makes a last appearance. We ought to be immensely grateful to Nancy Warner and David Stark for inviting us to their deeply moving séance.Ted Kooser, Former U.S. Poet Laureate
Preface
Photographs and Voices
Afterword
List of Photographs
List of Voices
Acknowledgments

Winner, 2015 Nebraska Book Award in Nonfiction, Nebraska as place category

Short-listed, 2014 High Plains Book Award in Art & Photography

About the Author

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 is The 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 as Going Back: Midwestern Farm Places (2008).