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Title The Essential Agrarian Reader [electronic resource] : The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land / edited by Norman Wirzba.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The University Press of Kentucky, [2003]


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Summary "Eminently quotable and passionately argued essays" on living in harmony with the earth and each other, by Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry, and more ( Library Journal , starred review). Includes a Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver A compelling worldview with advocates from around the globe, agrarianism challenges the shortcomings of our industrial and technological economy. Not simply focused on farming, the agrarian outlook encourages us to develop practices and policies that promote the health of land, community, and culture. Agrarianism reminds us that no matter how urban we become, our survival will always be inextricably linked to the precious resources of soil, water, and air. Combining fresh insights from the disciplines of education, law, history, urban and regional planning, economics, philosophy, religion, ecology, politics, and agriculture, these original essays develop a sophisticated critique of our culture's current relationship to the land, while offering practical alternatives. Leading agrarians, including Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Gene Logsdon, Brian Donahue, Eric Freyfogle, and David Orr, explain how our goals should be redirected toward genuinely sustainable communities. These writers call us to an honest accounting and correction of our often-destructive ways. They suggest how our society can take practical steps toward integrating soils, watersheds, forests, wildlife, urban areas, and human populations into one great system -- a responsible flourishing of our world and culture."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects.
Agriculture -- Environmental aspects.
Agriculture -- Social aspects.
Human ecology.
Agriculture -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Wirzba, Norman, editor.
ISBN 9780813130187 (pdf)
9780813122854 (print)
Standard No. 9780813130187

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