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Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publication date April 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780742521414
ISBN-10 0742521419
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $37.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild,' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar. Thoreau's encounters with nature, Bennett argues, allowed him to resist his all-too-human tendency toward intellectual laziness, social conformity, and political complacency. Bennett pursues this theme by constructing a series of dialogues between Thoreau and our contemporaries: Foucault on identity and power, Haraway on the nature/culture of division, Hollywood celebrities on the Walden Woods Project, the National Endowment for the Humanities on politics and art, and Kafka on the question of political idealism. The pertinence to the late 20th century of Thoreau's pursuit of independent judgment, ecological foresight, and moral nobility becomes apparent through these engagements.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780742521407
 
from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (April 1, 2002)
9780742521407 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $102.00
About: Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to "the Wild," a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar.
from Sage Pubns (October 1, 1994)
9780803938687 | details & prices | 141 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $83.00
About: Inserting a nineteent century thinker into the intellectual debates of the late twentieth century, Jane Bennett enters Thoreau into a series of dialogues with recent contemporary thinkers: Foucault on the question of identity and power; Donna Haraway on nature and culture; Hollywood celebrities on the Walden Woods project on the environment; the National Endowment for the Humanities and others regarding the relation between politics and arts; and Kafka on the question of political idealism.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780742521414 Book cover for 9780803938694
 
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from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (April 1, 2002)
9780742521414 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $37.00
About: Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild,' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar.
from Sage Pubns (October 1, 1994); titled "Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics and the Wild"
9780803938694 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $36.00
About: Inserting a nineteent century thinker into the intellectual debates of the late twentieth century, Jane Bennett enters Thoreau into a series of dialogues with recent contemporary thinkers: Foucault on the question of identity and power; Donna Haraway on nature and culture; Hollywood celebrities on the Walden Woods project on the environment; the National Endowment for the Humanities and others regarding the relation between politics and arts; and Kafka on the question of political idealism.

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