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Wendell Berry and higher education : cultivating virtues of place

Author: Jack R Baker; Jeffrey Bilbro
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prominent author and cultural critic Wendell Berry is well known for his contributions to agrarianism and environmentalism, but his commentary on education has received comparatively little attention. Berry has been eloquently unmasking America's cultural obsession with restless mobility for decades, arguing that it causes damage to both the land and the character of our communities. Education, he maintains, plays a  Read more...
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Named Person: Wendell Berry; Wendell Berry
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack R Baker; Jeffrey Bilbro
ISBN: 9780813169026 081316902X 9780813169033 0813169038
OCLC Number: 959035597
Description: xiii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1 Imagining the Tree of Wisdom; 2 Standing by Our Words; 3 Doing Good Work; Introduction to Part 2; 4 Tradition; 5 Hierarchy; 6 Geography; 7 Community; Conclusion; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro ; foreword by Wendell Berry.

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A masterful argument. Baker and Bilbro have given us a brilliant companion to Berry's work that will guide readers - students, parents, professors, and administrators - to rethink educational values Read more...

 
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