Lawn People How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are
List Price: $74.50
Publisher: Temple University Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.25" wide x 4.25" long x 7.00" tall
For some people, their lawn is a source of pride, and for others, caring for their lawn is a chore. Yet for an increasing number of people, turf care is a cause for ecological anxiety. InLawn People, author Paul Robbins asks, "How did the needs of the grass come to be my own?" In his goal to get a clearer picture of why people and grasses do what they do, Robbins interviews homeowners about their lawns and uses national surveys, analysis from aerial photographs, and economic data to determine what people really feel about-and how they treat- their lawns.Lawn Peopleplaces the lawn in its ecological, economic, and social context. Robbins considers the attention we pay our turfgrass-the More...
#60;b#62;Paul Robbins#60;/b#62; is a Professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His current research centers on the relationships between individuals, environmental actors, and the institutions that connect them. Robbins is also the author of #60;i#62;Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction (2004)#60;/i#62; and #60;i#62;Lawn People: How Grasses Weeds and Chemicals Make us Who We Are#60;/i#62; (2007).#60;p#62;#60;b#62;John Hintz#60;/b#62; is Assistant Professor of Geography & Geosciences at the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. His current research focuses on land use conflicts, environmental policy, and the US environmental movement. More...
|Explaining Lawn People|
|Is the Lawn an Expression of American Culture?|
|Does the Lawn Necessarily Require Inputs?|
|Are Lawn Inputs a Hazzard?|
|Does the Industry Meet or Produce Demand?|
|Do Lawn People Choose Lawns?|
|Can Lawn People Choose Alternatives?|
|Becoming Turfgrass Subjects|
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