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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
James William Gibson
Creator
Subject
Language
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibson, James William
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
LC call number
GF41
LC item number
.G53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Political ecology
Label
A reenchanted world : the quest for a new kinship with nature, James William Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1: Forms of enchantment. Modernity and its discontents ; Animals who speak to us ; Holy lands ; Space exploration, Gaia, and the greening of religion ; Eco-warriors and blood sacrifice -- Pt. 2: Troubles in paradise. Loving it to death ; Imitation wildness and the sacred casino ; The right-wing war on the land -- Pt. 3: Hope renewed. Fighting back ; The journey ahead
Control code
ocm236117314
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780805078350
Lccn
2008031695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)236117314
  • (OCoLC)236117314
  • (Sirsi) a992339
Label
A reenchanted world : the quest for a new kinship with nature, James William Gibson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1: Forms of enchantment. Modernity and its discontents ; Animals who speak to us ; Holy lands ; Space exploration, Gaia, and the greening of religion ; Eco-warriors and blood sacrifice -- Pt. 2: Troubles in paradise. Loving it to death ; Imitation wildness and the sacred casino ; The right-wing war on the land -- Pt. 3: Hope renewed. Fighting back ; The journey ahead
Control code
ocm236117314
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780805078350
Lccn
2008031695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)236117314
  • (OCoLC)236117314
  • (Sirsi) a992339

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