The importance of regional identity-giving those who dwell together a reason to identify as having something in common with their neighbors. Does the cry to regional identity become stronger in a networked, globalized world? Is the cry a popular backlash or just a last, desperate gasp?

How do we form a regional identity? Is it organic? Can places be branded, and, if so, how successfully? How are nicknames, place names, the local vernacular, formed or sorted out? Does the sticker recognize and thereby popularize an existing nickname, or does it introduce it?

Does Indianola even have an airport?


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