We is a link to some of Kirsten Sziarto’s recent work. Her abstract comments:

“Helen, Georgia, is one of two towns in the United States which, despite their lack of a prior history of German settlement, have adopted Bavarian themes to attract tourists. This paper examines how discourses of authenticity are deployed in contests over Helen’s place identity and its value. Promotion strategies rely on particular constructions of gender, of the local, and of community to create an “authentic heritage” for Helen.”

Our class has certainly followed a variety of career paths. Or perhaps there is some sort of cosmic connection between “discourses of authenticity” and “spectrum reallocation proceedings”? Suggestion connections will be printed in their entirety.

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