RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 228676700 LA English T1 Belonging : a culture of place A1 hooks, bell,, YR 2009 SN 9780415968157 0415968151 9780415968164 041596816X 9780203888018 0203888014 AB What does it mean to call a place home? Who is allowed to become a member of a community? How do we create community? When can we say that we truly belong? The issues of place and belonging are the subject of this book. Moving from past to present, the author charts a journey in which she moves from place to place, from country to city and back again, only to end where she began in her native place, Kentucky. She explores a geography of the heart, focusing on issues of homeplace, of land, and land stewardship, linking the issues to global environmentalism and sustainability. She writes about family and the ties that bind. And she focuses on the experience of black farmers, past and present who celebrate local organic food production. This work offers a vision of a world where all people, wherever they call home, can live fully and well, and where everyone can belong.