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Growing Stories from IndiaReligion and the Fate of Agriculture$
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A. Whitney Sanford

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134123

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.001.0001

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Narratives of Agriculture:

Narratives of Agriculture:

How Did We Get Here?

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Growing Stories from India
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A. Whitney Sanford

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0003

This chapter provides the context for a discussion of agricultural narrative and the necessity for new paradigms for food production. It discusses our current agrarian crisis, investigates the stories that have brought us to this point, and demonstrates the environmental and social costs associated with industrial agriculture that demand that we envision alternate agricultural paradigms. Any agricultural ethic must address the effects of our engagement with the land on human and non-human communities, and our stories and metaphors must consider new roles for humans in the biotic community. Finally, this chapter discusses how metaphor and narrative shape human behavior by providing recognizable roles, characters, and plots that seem “natural” to us.

Keywords:   metaphor, cognitive theory, narrative, industrial agriculture, large-scale agriculture, food, environment, organic, scientific worldview, Aldo Leopold, community, ethics, moral reasoning

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