The Nature of Home: Taking Root in a Place

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"As long as humans have been around, we've had to move in order to survive." So arises that most universal and elemental human longing for home, and so begins Greta Gaard's exploration of just precisely what it means to be at home in the world. Gaard journeys through the deserts of southern California, through the High Sierras, the Wind River Mountains, and the North Cascades, through the wildlands and waterways of Washington and Minnesota, through snow season, rain season, mud season, and lilac season, yet her essays transcend mere description of natural beauty to investigate the interplay between place and identity. Gaard examines the earliest environments of childhood and the relocations of adulthood, expanding the feminist insight that identity is formed through relationships to include relationships to place. "Home" becomes not a static noun but an active verb: the process of cultivating the connections with place and people that shape who we become.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816525768
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Greta Gaard is the author of Ecological Politics: Ecofeminists and the Greens, and editor of Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature. A well-published environmental literature critic, she currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Environmental Association for Great Lakes Education.

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Looking for Home     1
History and Identity     9
Women/Water     11
Family of Land     25
Place and Workplace     41
Whatcom Creek     43
Wilderness     52
Home Economic     79
Climbing     81
Silver Lake     104
Oil and Water     131
Explosion     133
Body, Midlife     143
Impermanence     155
Food and Shelter     157
The Dance     180
Epilogue     191
The Headwaters     193
Acknowledgments     201
Bibliography     207
Credits     211
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