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dc.contributor.author Hoskins, Gareth
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-30T13:43:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-30T13:43:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-01
dc.identifier.citation Hoskins , G 2010 , ' A secret reservoir of values: the narrative economy of Angel Island Immigration Station ' Cultural Geographies , vol 17 , no. 2 , pp. 259-275 . , 10.1177/1474474010363850 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 149555
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4627
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4627
dc.identifier.uri http://cgj.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/17/2/259 en
dc.description Hoskins, G. (2010) A secret reservoir of values: the narrative economy of Angel Island Immigration Station. Cultural Geographies, 17 (2), 259-275. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474010363850 en
dc.description.abstract An interest in narrative has done much to shed light on our understandings of geography. Studies linking narrative to nation building, the making of place, identity, the region, the spaces of health, heritage, and environmental history, give some indication of the breadth at which geographical scholarship has been pushed forward by an applied interest in stories. This article attempts to develop such work with a particular focus on the performative capacities of narrative; how stories might work towards various recuperative outcomes. It discusses the revision of historic tours around Angel Island Immigration Station, a California State Park property and National Historic Landmark with reference to the term narrative economy. The Immigration Station plays host to a narrative economy where stories circulating around the site acquire value on the basis of their factual content and their compatibility with a set of approved messages. Some of these stories are disputed and devalued so as to distinguish them from factual ‘histories’ produced by recently commissioned research. The article considers how heritage sites negotiate tensions between the burden of representational accuracy and the need to function more broadly as platforms for liberatory intervention. en
dc.format.extent 17 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Cultural Geographies en
dc.subject Angel Island Immigration Station en
dc.subject heritage en
dc.subject narrative economy en
dc.subject story en
dc.subject truth en
dc.title A secret reservoir of values: the narrative economy of Angel Island Immigration Station en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474010363850
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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