Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place / Edition 1

Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place / Edition 1

by William Vitek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300069618

ISBN-13: 9780300069617

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book is a collection of new and previously published essays that take as their central theme the importance of 'placed' human beings, but each of us is enriched to the extent that we can belong to, and participate in, a well-ordered human community integrated into the natural landscape of a particular place.  See more details below

Overview

This book is a collection of new and previously published essays that take as their central theme the importance of 'placed' human beings, but each of us is enriched to the extent that we can belong to, and participate in, a well-ordered human community integrated into the natural landscape of a particular place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300069617
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Rediscovering the Landscape1
Leave If You Can11
The Rootless Professors15
Pseudocommunities20
From Monoculture to Polyculture25
An Amish Perspective35
The Common Life40
Living with the Land50
Defending Small Farms, Small Towns, and Good Work60
Addicted to Work66
Conserving Communities76
Does Community Have a Value? - A Reply85
Matfield Green95
Dwelling: Making Peace with Space and Place104
Coming In to the Foodshed113
"Placed" between Promise and Command124
Other Selves132
Aldo Leopold as Hunter and Communitarian140
Aldo Leopold and the Values of the Native150
Biological Explanations and Environmental Expectations161
Barn Raising167
Community and the Virtue of Necessity176
Defining Normative Community185
In Search of Community195
Redeeming the Land207
Creating Social Capital217
Re-Ruralizing Education226
A Public Philosophy for Civic Culture235
Land: Challenge and Opportunity244
Community-Supported Agriculture: Rediscovering Community253
Community Farming in Massachusetts261
Works Cited273
List of Contributors281
Index283

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