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Thoreau's nature : ethics, politics, and the wild

Author: Jane Bennett
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1994.
Series: Modernity and political thought, vol. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild, ' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar. Thoreau's encounters with nature, Bennett argues, allowed him to resist his all-too-human tendency toward intellectual laziness, social conformity, and political complacency. Bennett pursues this theme by  Read more...
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Bennett, Jane, 1957-
Thoreau's nature.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1994
(OCoLC)622355605
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Bennett
ISBN: 0803938683 9780803938687 0803938691 9780803938694
OCLC Number: 30892419
Description: xxvii, 141 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Series Editor's Introduction / Morton Schoolman --
1. Why Thoreau Hates Politics --
2. Techniques of the Self --
3. Writing a Heteroverse --
4. Art and Politics --
5. Fronting Thoreau.
Series Title: Modernity and political thought, vol. 7.
Responsibility: Jane Bennett.
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Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild, ' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar. Thoreau's encounters with nature, Bennett argues, allowed him to resist his all-too-human tendency toward intellectual laziness, social conformity, and political complacency. Bennett pursues this theme by constructing a series of dialogues between Thoreau and our contemporaries: Foucault on identity and power, Haraway on the nature/culture of division, Hollywood celebrities on the Walden Woods Project, the National Endowment for the Humanities on politics and art, and Kafka on the question of political idealism. The pertinence to the late 20th century of Thoreau's pursuit of independent judgment, ecological foresight, and moral nobility becomes apparent through these engagements. -- Back cover.

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