"Rooted in the Land" by William Vitek

Rooted in the Land Essays on Community and Place William Vitek, Wes Jackson

Publication date:
02 Jan 1997
Yale University Press
300 pages: 234 x 156 x 21mm

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This work argues that while contemporary society seems to promote the values of individualism and mobility, human lives are enriched by participation in a social community that is integrated into the natural landscape of a particular place.

"With its broad combination of materials, this innovative volume offers a wonderful selection of ideas from 'classic' American land writers as well as the current generation of thinkers."?Susan P. Bratton, Whitworth College

"As a work of environmental literature, Rooted in the Land should serve Great Plains scholars as an exemplary text, offering a variety of perspectives on dealing with the environmental impact of a consumptive society."?Tisha Gilreath Mullen, Great Plains Quarterly