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a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region

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a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas

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loyalty to the interests of a particular region

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The idea underlying American Regionalist art was that it should be created by artists and writers from different regions of the United States, expressing themselves through their local surroundings.
For Cleman, "a major (or canonical) distinctly regionalist work of Pacific Northwest fiction--comparable to Country of the Pointed Firs, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, My Antonia, or The Sound and the Fury--has yet to appear" (448).
Like their American counterparts, Canadian regionalists in the 1930s, such as Carl Schaefer and Charles Comfort, privileged scenes and subjects in their paintings that depicted the ordinary and local over the extraordinary, (10) articulating a relationship to a specific locality in the content of their work.
In Part I, we wilt see that debates in the local-government law literature between regionalists and localists involve disagreements that sound in the language of federalism disputes.
Dorman explains in Revolt of the Provinces, took place "not in the great capitals of art and culture, but rather in obscurer settings, small provincial cities, college towns, artist colonies, and still remoter locations where regionalists uncovered what they perceived to be the last remnants of the older America in their modern world.
It would not insult the most ardent regionalists to say that their agenda may be summarized as follows: to establish a structure supple enough to allow, instead of centralization to the extreme, for the legitimate efflorescence of local particularisms and respect for their origins ("Le Centre Rural," Livre d'Or, 186).
It was there that I saw all the New Mexico regionalists.
Opportunities also include the desirability of more formally analyzing different velocities of international transmission, and different inertias in reacting to international influences, depending on time and topic, and the desirability of active dialogues among some of the large regional analysts--Indian ocean regionalists, for example, with Atlantic world adepts and Europe-wide formulations.
Thomas Hart Benton was the leader of a group of painters during the 1930s who went by the name of Regionalists.
However, if we consider the nature of regionalism's evolution in relation to non-white writers, we observe that this change usually occurs as an effort to include more writers of color as regionalists, rendering the term even more careless, rather than as an actual change in thinking about regionalism.
So, in trying to answer some of the possible arguments that radical regionalists might advance for swallowing their doubts and entering the `yes' lobby, I will spell out my reasons why I think true decentralists must reject the sham regionalism of this government and vote `no' in any referendum.
The West in the History of the Nation is an excellent new primary source document collection that uses "western" examples to illuminate national themes--"western" with quotation marks, because much of the action in volume one takes place east of the one-hundredth meridian, where most western regionalists insist the "real West" begins.
The chosen designers (average age 44) might be characterized as Builder Architects, many of them -- especially between the coasts -- as Framptonian Critical Regionalists.
He is one of American literature's great regionalists, a writer who can conjure the nation from the convolutions of a single city.
IN the years-long battle over the future of Los Angeles airport expansion, the regionalists have won an important battle.