Rooted in the Land Essays on Community and Place

ISBN-10: 0300069618
ISBN-13: 9780300069617
Edition: 1997
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Description: This engrossing book with 34 contributers provides a comprehensive account of the realities behind the current issue of the erosion of community, and the sometimes intangible benefits of living in a location with a particular identity.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This engrossing book with 34 contributers provides a comprehensive account of the realities behind the current issue of the erosion of community, and the sometimes intangible benefits of living in a location with a particular identity.

Wes Jackson, the president of the Land Institute in Salinas, Kansas, has become an influential voice in arguing for an agriculture that is more conservative of land and water resources. Born in 1936 on a farm in Topeka, Kansas, Jackson was subsequently trained as a biologist and botanist at Kansas Wesleyan and the University of Kansas, respectively. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy for his work in genetics by North Carolina State University in 1967. After completing his education, Jackson established an Environmental Studies program at California State University in Sacramento, where he served as a professor until 1976. In that year, he resigned from his professorship to establish the Land Institute, where he has since applied his scientific training to the breeding of a perennial wheat and to developing sustainable agricultural techniques. Through his writing, Jackson has articulated a vision of agriculture that is not only environmentally sound, but also provides a basis for the reinvigoration of rural communities.

Preface
Rediscovering the Landscape
Leave If You Can
The Rootless Professors
Pseudocommunities
From Monoculture to Polyculture
An Amish Perspective
The Common Life
Living with the Land
Defending Small Farms, Small Towns, and Good Work
Addicted to Work
Conserving Communities
Does Community Have a Value? - A Reply
Matfield Green
Dwelling: Making Peace with Space and Place
Coming In to the Foodshed
"Placed" between Promise and Command
Other Selves
Aldo Leopold as Hunter and Communitarian
Aldo Leopold and the Values of the Native
Biological Explanations and Environmental Expectations
Barn Raising
Community and the Virtue of Necessity
Defining Normative Community
In Search of Community
Redeeming the Land
Creating Social Capital
Re-Ruralizing Education
A Public Philosophy for Civic Culture
Land: Challenge and Opportunity
Community-Supported Agriculture: Rediscovering Community
Community Farming in Massachusetts
Works Cited
List of Contributors
Index

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