Good Life

ISBN-10: 029910544X
ISBN-13: 9780299105440
Edition: N/A
Authors: Yi-Fu Tuan
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

“[Tuan] explores answers to an old and unanswerable question: how should we live? . . . The Good Life is a little anthology of good feeling, touchstones of joy . . . These pleasures make the book a pleasure, not of conviction or belief, but of conversation’s meandering exploration.”—New York Times Book Review“Tuan, after all, is one of the few geographers who can be read for pleasure, and by the public as well as by the professional. But read not merely for pleasure, nor yet to mark, learn, and inwardly digest. Rather, consider Tuan’s challenge to identify your concept of the good life, and then try to construct that life.”—Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

Introduction
Individual Experiences
Cultural Models I
Eden
Farm Life
Pastoral Nomadism
Hunters and Warriors
Cultural Models II
Comfort vs. Splendor
Bourgeois Interior
City
Stability and Continuity
Nature
Human Bonds
Tradition
Artifacts
Growth and Progress
Space
Community
Austerity and Truth
Simplicity and Freedom
Hard Truths
Bourgeois Sorrows
Urbanity: Defects of Excellence
Old Age and the Good Life
Dim Eyes, Clear Vision
Delusion and Hope
Poverty and Death
Summing Up
Notes
Index

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