Soil and Soul: People Versus Corporate Power

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Aurum, 2001 - Eigg (Scotland) - 322 pages
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It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information aboutnvironmental catastrophes taking place all over the world. In Soil and Soul,cottish activist and academic Alastair McIntosh shows how it is stillossible for individuals to take on the might of corporate power and emergeictorious. Alastair's beliefs are rooted in his upbringing on the Isle ofewis. In the first part of his book he explores the ways in which the olday of life in the Hebrides was threatened with extinction by globalapitalism; he does not advocate a return to some kind of preindustrialolden age, but balances the gains of modernity against what has been lost -n particular the disintegration of communities governed by a sense of mutualesponsibility. The second part of the book demonstrates how Alastair'srinciples of community empowerment can be successfully put into practice.orking closely with the inhabitants of the Isle of Eigg, Alastair was partlyesponsible for the first-known case in which Scottish tenants cleared aaird from his own estate.;The people of Eigg raised sufficient funds to

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User Review  - CSRodgers - LibraryThing

Five stars for political analysis and participation in a true to life David vs Goliath story, 3 stars for gassy, Starhawkian eco-spirituality, much too much of it. But a great insight into the Western Hebrides, in which I was traveling at the time. Read full review

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User Review  - Diane Rheos - Goodreads

One of my favorite books. So much poetry and beauty. It ties together the spiritual -soul with the -soil of the planet. He weaves stories, the bible, poetry, with references to many writers. Lovely Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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1ndigenous Childhood Colonial World 1 Digging Where We Stand
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Earmarks of Belonging
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Copyright

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