ERIC Number: ED402140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place.
Vitek, William, Ed.; Jackson, Wes, Ed.
This collection of 31 essays examines the idea of community rooted in a particular place, usually a small town or rural place. Many essays comment on the role of education in promoting the transient materialistic lifestyle or suggest ways in which education could foster place attachment and community building. Essays specifically focused on education discuss the rootlessness of college faculty, the enlargement of social capital as newcomers "become native" to a place, the need for a rural education that provides a generalist's knowledge and skills, and the need for a moral education that supports civic life. The essays are: "Rediscovering the Landscape" (William Vitek); "Leave If You Can" (Harry W. Paige); "The Rootless Professors" (Eric Zencey); "Pseudocommunities" (David Ehrenfeld); "From Monoculture to Polyculture" (Paul Custodio Bube); "An Amish Perspective" (David Kline); "The Common Life" (Scott Russell Sanders); "Living with the Land" (Helena Norberg-Hodge); "Defending Small Farms, Small Towns, and Good Work" (Lynn R. Miller); "Addicted to Work" (Linda M. Hasselstrom); "Conserving Communities" (Wendell Berry); "Does Community Have a Value?: A Reply" (Carl D. Esbjornson); "Matfield Green" (Wes Jackson); "Dwelling: Making Peace with Space and Place" (Deborah Tall); "Coming In to the Foodshed" (Jack Kloppenburg Jr., John Hendrickson, G. W. Stevenson); "'Placed' between Promise and Command" (Walter Brueggemann); "Other Selves" (John A. Livingston); "Aldo Leopold as Hunter and Communitarian" (Franklin A. Kalinowski); "Aldo Leopold and the Values of the Native" (Gregory Cooper); "Biological Explanations and Environmental Expectations" (Kristin Shrader-Frechette); "Barn Raising" (Daniel Kemmis); "Community and the Virtue of Necessity" (William Vitek); "Defining Normative Community" (John B. Cobb Jr.); "In Search of Community" (Philip Selznick); "Redeeming the Land" (Richard Cartwright Austin); "Creating Social Capital" (Cornelia Butler Flora, Jan L. Flora); "Re-Ruralizing Education" (David W. Orr); "A Public Philosophy for Civic Culture" (William M. Sullivan); "Land: Challenge and Opportunity" (Susan Witt, Robert Swann); "Community-Supported Agriculture: Rediscovering Community" (Jack Kittredge); and "Community Farming in Massachusetts" (Brian Donahue). Contains approximately 200 references and an index. (SV)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community, Community Development, Community Relations, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Farmers, Higher Education, Role of Education, Rural Education, Rural Environment, Rural Population, Rural Resettlement, Social Capital, Values
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