The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land

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Norman Wirzba
University Press of Kentucky, 2003 - Nature - 276 pages
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The agrarian outlook encourages us to develop practices and policies that promote the health of land, community and culture. This collection features essays by leading agrarians, including Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Gene Logsdon, Brian Donahue, Eric Freyfogle, and David Orr. These writers 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.
 

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Agrarianism, a set of values rooted in place and soil, is diametrically opposed to global industrialization and devastation. Instead, it strives to appreciate, understand, and care for the earth and ... Read full review

Contents

Why Agrarianism MattersEven to Urbanites
1
AGRARIAN PRINCIPLES AND PRIORITIES
21
The Resettling of America
34
The MindSet of Agrarianism New and
52
Definitions Principles
62
An Agrarian Philosophical Principle
80
Does It Have a Future?
101
Globalization and the War against Farmers and the Land
121
The Uses of Prophecy
171
PUTTING AGRARIANISM TO WORK
189
Local Innovators
212
The Fight Against Industrial
222
An Agrarian View
237
Going to Work
259
Further Reading
267
Index
273

Wes Jackson
140
A Hopeful Look at the Future of Agrarianism
154

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