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Agrarianism and the Good Society: Land, Culture, Conflict, and Hope

Eric T. Freyfogle


Every society expresses its fundamental values and hopes in the ways it inhabits its landscapes. In this exploration, this book raises difficult questions about America's core values while illuminating the social origins of urban sprawl, dwindling wildlife habitats, and over-engineered rivers. These and other land-use crises, it contends, arise mostly because of cultural attitudes that made sense on the American frontier but now threaten the land's ecological fabric. To support and sustain healthy communities, profound adjustments will be required. The research carried out for this book lead d ... More

Keywords: core values, healing power of nature, environmental issues, rhetoric, conservation cause, cultural issues, nature, healthy land

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124391
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124391.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric T. Freyfogle, author