Soil and Soul: People Versus Corporate Power

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Aurum, 2001 - Environmental protection - 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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Alistair McIntosh´s famed book on the land reform struggle in Scotland. Soil and soul is an absolute must for those who wish to understand why the people of Northern Scotland are fighting for control of their land, and thereby their own destiny. Read full review

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