The Good Life / Edition 1

The Good Life / Edition 1

by Yi-Fu Tuan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 029910544X

ISBN-13: 9780299105440

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

“[Tuan] explores answers to an old and unanswerable question: how should we live? . . . The Good Life is a little anthology of good feeling, touchstones of joy . . . These pleasures make the book a pleasure, not of conviction or belief, but of conversation’s meandering exploration.”—New York Times Book Review

“Tuan, after all, is

Overview

“[Tuan] explores answers to an old and unanswerable question: how should we live? . . . The Good Life is a little anthology of good feeling, touchstones of joy . . . These pleasures make the book a pleasure, not of conviction or belief, but of conversation’s meandering exploration.”—New York Times Book Review

“Tuan, after all, is one of the few geographers who can be read for pleasure, and by the public as well as by the professional. But read not merely for pleasure, nor yet to mark, learn, and inwardly digest. Rather, consider Tuan’s challenge to identify your concept of the good life, and then try to construct that life.”—Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299105440
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2Individual Experiences12
3Cultural Models I25
Eden
Farm Life
Pastoral Nomadism
Hunters and Warriors
4Cultural Models II52
Comfort vs. Splendor
Bourgeois Interior
City
5Stability and Continuity79
Nature
Human Bonds
Tradition
Artifacts
6Growth and Progress97
Space
Community
7Austerity and Truth114
Simplicity and Freedom
Hard Truths
Bourgeois Sorrows
Urbanity: Defects of Excellence
8Old Age and the Good Life140
Dim Eyes, Clear Vision
Delusion and Hope
Poverty and Death
9Summing Up156
Notes169
Index187

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