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Home economics : fourteen essays

Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: San Francisco : North Point Press, 1987.
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"My work has been motivated," Wendell Berry has written, "by a desire to make myself responsibly at home in this world and in my native and chosen place." In Home Economics, a collection of fourteen essays, Berry explores this process and continues to discuss what it means to make oneself "responsibly at home." His title reminds us that the very root of economics is stewardship, household management. To paraphrase  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell Berry
ISBN: 0865472742 9780865472747 0865472750 9780865472754
OCLC Number: 16156108
Description: xi, 192 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Letter to Wes Jackson --
Getting along with nature --
Irish journal --
Higher education and home defense --
Two economies --
The loss of the university --
Property, patriotism, and national defense --
Men and women in search of common ground --
Six agricultural fallacies --
A nation rich in natural resourses --
Preserving wildness --
A good farmer of the old school --
A defense of the family farm --
Does community have a value?
Responsibility: by Wendell Berry.
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"My work has been motivated," Wendell Berry has written, "by a desire to make myself responsibly at home in this world and in my native and chosen place." In Home Economics, a collection of fourteen essays, Berry explores this process and continues to discuss what it means to make oneself "responsibly at home." His title reminds us that the very root of economics is stewardship, household management. To paraphrase Confucius, a healthy planet is made up of healthy nations that are simply healthy communities sharing common ground, and communities are gatherings of households. A measure of the health of the planet is economics--the health of its households. Any process of destruction or healing must begin at home. Berry speaks of the necessary coherence of the "Great Economy," as he argues for clarity in our lives, our conceptions, and our communications.

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