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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Where Are We From?
“Mom and the Kitchen” by Kimberly Wheaton
“A History in Concrete” by Blaine Harden
“On Being from Fargo” by Tim Lindgren
“The Ship-Shape” by David Sedaris
“The Coffee Shop” by Andrea Casassa
“Say yah to da U.P., eh?” by Kathryn Carey
“Where I’m From” by Felicia Madlock
“The Most Radical Thing You Can Do” by Rebecca Solnit
Chapter 2. Where Are We?
“Where I'm Writing From” by Derek Owens
“By Dawn's Early Light” by Ron Fletcher
“A Nation Divided” by Rose Arrieta
“King's Chapel and Burying Ground” by Robin Dunn
“Silence of the Lambswool Cardigans” by Rebecca Solnit
“Robotic Iguanas” by Julia Corbett
“The Effects of Fast Food Restaurants on the Caribbean People” by Alayne Brown
“Refugees Find Hostility and Hope on Soccer Field” by Warren St. John
Chapter 3. Where Are We Going?
“Elm City” by Kevin Savage
“My Fake Job” by Rodney Rothman
“Borderland/Borderama/Detroit” by Jerry Herron
“Scientific Applications” by Sonny Fabbri
“On the Range” by Eric Schlosser
“Apocalypse” by Junot Diaz
“How Urban Planning Can Improve Public Health” by Jonathan Lerner
“An Examination of Living Through Enjoyment: Live-Action Role-Play” by Amanda Odum
“Social Movements in the Age of Social Media: Participatory Politics in Egypt” by S. Craig Watkins
“The Flavor of Hope” by Chiori Santiago
Chapter 4. Tools for Getting Places
Taking Notes as You Observe
Responding to Classmates’ Essays on Place or Culture
Tools for Exploring
Networked Scavenger Hunts
Neighborhood Writing Groups
Hyperlocal News and Blogging
Maps and Geographic Data