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The essential agrarian reader : the future of culture, community, and the land

Author: Norman Wirzba
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback Shoemaker & Hoard ed. 2004View all editions and formats
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In this remarkable anthology, 15 essays--from Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, and others--call upon people to celebrate the gifts of the earth through honest work and respect for the land.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Wirzba
ISBN: 1593760434 9781593760434
OCLC Number: 55511385
Notes: Originally published: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2003.
Description: xvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Barbara Kingsolver --
Introduction : Why agrarianism matters: even to urbanites / Norman Wirzba --
Part 1. Agrarian principles and priorities : The agrarian standard / Wendell Berry --
The resettling of America / Brian Donahue --
The mind-set of agrarianism, new and old / Maurice Telleen --
Sustainable economic development: definitions, principles, policies / Herman E. Daly --
Placing the soul: an agrarian philosophical principle / Norman Wirzba --
Part 2. Assessing our situation : The current state of agriculture: does it have a future? / Frederick Kirschmann --
Globalization and the war against farmers and the land / Vandana Shiva --
The agrarian mind: mere nostalgia or a practical necessity? / Wes Jackson --
All flesh is grass: a hopeful look at the future of agrarianism / Gene Logsdon --
The uses of prophecy / David W. Orr --
Part 3. Putting agrarianism to work : Country and city: the common vision of agrarians and new urbanists / Benjamin E. Northrup and Benjamin J. Bruxvoort Lipscomb --
New agrarians: local innovators / Susan Witt --
The legal legislative front: the fight against industrial agriculture / Hank Graddy --
Private property rights in land: an agrarian view / Eric T. Freyfogle --
Going to work / Wendell Berry.
Other Titles: Future of culture, community, and the land
Responsibility: edited by Norman Wirzba.

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"Before I had read this book, I would have hesitated to suggest that one's relationship to the land, to consumption and food, is a religious matter. But it's true; the decision to attend to the Read more...

 
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