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A reenchanted world : the quest for a new kinship with nature, James William Gibson

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A reenchanted world : the quest for a new kinship with nature
Title
A reenchanted world
Title remainder
the quest for a new kinship with nature
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James William Gibson
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eng
Summary
For more than two centuries, as Western cultures became industrialized, they increasingly regarded the natural world as little more than a collection of useful raw resources. The folklore of forest spirits was displaced by the practicalities of logging; the traditional rituals of hunting ceremonies gave way to indiscriminate butchering of animals for meat markets. In the famous lament of Max Weber, our surroundings became "disenchanted, " with nature's magic swept away by secularization and rationalization. But as sociologist James William Gibson reveals in this study, the culture of enchantment is making a comeback. From Greenpeace eco-warriors to evangelical Christians preaching "creation care" to geneticists who speak of human-animal kinship, Gibson finds a remarkably broad yearning for a spiritual reconnection to nature. As we grapple with increasingly dire environmental disasters, Gibson points to this cultural shift as the last utopian dream, the final hope for protecting the world that all of us must live in.--From publisher description
Summary
An investigation into modern society's rediscovery of the sacred in nature shares an optimistic assessment of how today's world is less apt to dismiss nature as a raw resource, in an account that traces the roles of such contributors as Greenpeace, evangelicals, and geneticists
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303078
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QPPL
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Gibson, James William
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Political ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
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adult
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the quest for a new kinship with nature
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A reenchanted world : the quest for a new kinship with nature, James William Gibson
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"A Holt paperback"
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-290) and index
Control code
000045830178
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 306 p.
Isbn
9780805091489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)430839709
Label
A reenchanted world : the quest for a new kinship with nature, James William Gibson
Publication
Note
"A Holt paperback"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-290) and index
Control code
000045830178
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 306 p.
Isbn
9780805091489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)430839709

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