Cosmos & Hearth: A Cosmopolite's Viewpoint

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U of Minnesota Press, 1996 - 204 pages
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In a volume that represents the culmination of his life's work in considering the relationship between culture and landscape, eminent scholar Yi-Fu Tuan argues that "cosmos" and "hearth" are two scales that anchor what it means to be fully and happily human. Illustrating this contention with examples from both his native China and his home of the past forty years, the United States, Tuan proposes a revised conception of culture, one thoroughly grounded in one's own society but also embracing curiosity about the world. Optimistic and deeply human, this important volume lays out a path to being "at home in the cosmos."
 

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COSMOS AND HEARTH: A Cosmopolite's Viewpoint

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Can humans meld the desire for a cozy, immediate surrounding with the broadening aspects of cosmopolitanism? This is Tuan's (Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics, Nature, and Culture, 1993, etc ... Consulter l'avis complet

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TWO SCALES AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY
1
CHINA
15
THE UNITED STATES
73
A COSMOPOLITES VIEWPOINT
133

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Page 199 - Theon to his father Theon, greeting. It was a fine thing of you not to take me with you to the city! If you won't take me with you to Alexandria, I won't write you a letter, or speak to you, or say good-bye to you; and if you go to Alexandria I won't take your hand or ever greet you again. That is what will happen if you won't take me. Mother said to Archelaus, * It quite upsets him to be left behind.
Page 199 - The City in History (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961), p. 34 2. Eric E. Lampard, "The City," an article prepared for a forthcoming edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Page 194 - Sack, Human Territoriality: Its Theory and History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986); and David Harvey, The Postmodern Condition (Oxford: Blackwell, 1989).

À propos de l'auteur (1996)

Yi-Fu Tuan is the J.K. Wright and Vilas professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include The Hydrological Cycle and the Wisdom of God nbsp; (Toronto), Topophilianbsp; (Prentice-Hall), Space and Placenbsp; (Minnesota), Landscapes of Fearnbsp; (Pantheon), Segmented Worlds and Selfnbsp; (Minnesota), Dominance and Affectionnbsp; (Yale), The Good Lifenbsp; (Wisconsin), and Morality and Imaginationnbsp; (Wisconsin).

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