Regionalist


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Regionalist

In political science, a scholar who believes in decentralized government, or at least promotes the interests of a given set of groups over the central group. Regionalism may advance geographic areas and/or ethnic groups. Despite growing international trade, regionalism is fairly popular in many countries. See also: Federalism.
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Engle's early collections of verse, especially Worn Earth and Corn, were solidly in the regionalist, agrarian spirit.
Authors setting out this variant of the regionalist argument argue that regional mechanisms should effect redistribution or at least reduce coordination problems.
This study clearly shows that regionalist projects for Asian financial cooperation existed before the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis.
The magazine featured regionalist writers and University of New Mexico students, including Macleod, Catherine Stuart (Macleod's first wife), Mary Francis Simpson, Arthur L.
While an "annotated catalogue" approach might have been appropriate for a typical life-and-works study, it does not best serve the author's desire to emphasize the influence of regionalist ideas and folk music on Severac's compositions.
Finally, we present a number of principles for regional development, drawn from northerners themselves, to guide future regionalist efforts.
These further informed different racialist, geographical, idealist, regionalist, etc.
Rather than paying homage to the lush agricultural landscape as the Regionalist painters did, or uncovering urban problems like the American Scene painters, she used a weathered cow's skull to represent the enduring spirit of America.
Perhaps surprisingly, the first "marginal" author considered is William Faulkner, but Karem reminds us that early in his career Faulkner was viewed largely as a regionalist, a representative Southerner, who took many years to achieve his eventual stature as a major Modernist experimentalist and mainstream American author.
While Quebecois politics has not always encouraged the defiant regionalism of the province's motto, Quebec's rising political star Andre Boisclair believes that this regionalist movement has not yet lost its momentum.
In order to do so, he focuses on American regionalist writing for two main reasons: first of all, because regionalist writing was the most popular mode of literary expression during the last part of the nineteenth century (which is precisely when the ethos of cosmopolitanism was emerging) and was consequently the locus of debates about the meaning and purpose of literature; and secondly, because it enacted the conflicting interests of certain social groups during the years of social unrest and upheaval following the American Civil War.
Odum (1884-1954) was well known as a Southern regionalist and as a scholar who contributed significantly to the modernization of the South.