Cosmos and Hearth: A Cosmopolite's Viewpoint / Edition 1

Cosmos and Hearth: A Cosmopolite's Viewpoint / Edition 1

by Yi-Fu Tuan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816627312

ISBN-13: 2900816627317

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

In a volume that represents the culmination of his life's work in considering the relationship between culture and landscape, eminent scholar Yi-Fu Tuan argues that "cosmos" and "hearth" are two scales that anchor what it means to be fully and happily human. Illustrating this contention with examples from both his native China and his home of the past forty years, the…  See more details below

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In a volume that represents the culmination of his life's work in considering the relationship between culture and landscape, eminent scholar Yi-Fu Tuan argues that "cosmos" and "hearth" are two scales that anchor what it means to be fully and happily human. Illustrating this contention with examples from both his native China and his home of the past forty years, the United States, Tuan proposes a revised conception of culture, one thoroughly grounded in one's own society but also embracing curiosity about the world. Optimistic and deeply human, this important volume lays out a path to being "at home in the cosmos."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900816627317
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
216

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