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At home in nature : modern homesteading and spiritual practice in America

Author: Rebecca Kneale Gould
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of homesteading in America from the late nineteenth century to the present. It examines the lives and beliefs of those who have ascribed to the homesteading philosophy, placing their  Read more...

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At home in nature.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004027410
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Kneale Gould
ISBN: 0520241401 9780520241404 0520241428 9780520241428
OCLC Number: 896946209
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 350 p.)
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments A Homesteading Time Line Introduction 1. Conversion 2. Getting (Not Too) Close to Nature 3. Homemade Ritual Interlude: Interpreting Ambivalence: Homesteading as Spiritual and Cultural Work 4. The Reenchantment of the Farm: John Burroughs Goes Back to the Land 5. Scott Nearing and the Social Gospel of Agriculture 6. Ambivalent Legacies I: The Dynamics of Engagement and Retreat 7. Ambivalent Legacies II: Gender, Class, Nature, and Religion Appendix: Of Hoes and Huckleberries: A Note on Method Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Rebecca Kneale Gould

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