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Childerley : nature and morality in a country village

Author: Michael Bell
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Series: Morality and society.
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In Childerley, a twelfth-century church rises above the rolling quilt of pastures and grain fields. Volvos and tractors share the winding country roads. Here, in this small village two hours from London, stockbrokers and stock-keepers live side by side in thatched cottages, converted barns, and modern homes. Why do these villagers find country living so compelling? Why, despite our urban lives, do so many of us  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bell
ISBN: 0226041972 9780226041971 0226041980 9780226041988
OCLC Number: 28410720
Description: xi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Morality and society.
Responsibility: Michael Mayerfeld Bell ; illustrated by Christian Potter Drury.
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For this study, Bell held interviews with over 100 of Childerley's residents, exploring their perspectives on class, gender and politics. He found that most felt a moral ambivalence over class and  Read more...

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