A place to remember: scaling the walls of Angel Island Immigration Station

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dc.contributor.author Hoskins, Gareth
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T14:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T14:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2004-10
dc.identifier.citation Hoskins , G 2004 , ' A place to remember: scaling the walls of Angel Island Immigration Station ' Journal of Historical Geography , vol 30 , no. 4 , pp. 685-700 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95566
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1630
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1630
dc.description Hoskins, Gareth, (2004) 'A place to remember: scaling the walls of Angel Island Immigration Station', Journal of Historical Geography 30(4) pp.685-700 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This paper considers the restoration and presentation of Angel Island Immigration Station, a federal facility in the San Francisco Bay that between 1910 and 1940 worked to prevent the arrival of Chinese laborers to the United States in accordance with the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. The production of Angel Island Immigration Station as a national historic landmark is delineated through the social construction of scale. I discuss efforts to achieve a leap in the scale of the site's significance and how this brings forth new management regimes that change the format of the interpretation there. In particular, narrative construction, landscape design, and revised tours, insert a standardized story of Chinese exclusion into the national memory. This paper shows how the imperative to increase the scope of recognition—to petition nationally for status and funds—requires a repackaging of stories to affirm popular American ideals of freedom over those that challenge the nation's persecution of Chinese immigrants. en
dc.format.extent 16 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Historical Geography en
dc.subject Immigration station en
dc.subject Scale en
dc.subject Chinese exclusion en
dc.title A place to remember: scaling the walls of Angel Island Immigration Station en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0305-7488(03)00039-2
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Cultural and Historical Geography en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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