The Resource Why place matters: : geography, identity, and civic life in modern America, (ebook)

Why place matters: : geography, identity, and civic life in modern America, (ebook)

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Why place matters: : geography, identity, and civic life in modern America
Title
Why place matters:
Title remainder
geography, identity, and civic life in modern America
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary American society, with its emphasis on mobility and economic progress, all too often loses sight of the importance of a sense of place and community. Appreciating place is essential for building the strong local communities that cultivate civic engagement, public leadership, and many of the other goods that contribute to a flourishing human life. Do we, in losing our places, lose the crucial basis for healthy and resilient individual identity, and for the cultivation of public virtues? For one can't be a citizen without being a citizen of some place in particular; one isn't a citizen of a motel. And if these dangers are real and present ones, are there ways that intelligent public policy can begin to address them constructively, by means of reasonable and democratic innovations that are likely to attract wide public support? Why Place Matters takes these concerns seriously, and its contributors seek to discover how, given the American people as they are, and American economic and social life as it now exists and not as those things can be imagined to be in some utopian scheme we can find means of fostering a richer and more sustaining way of life. The book is an anthology of essays exploring the contemporary problems of place and placelessness in American society
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
917.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McClay, Wilfred M
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  • Geographical perception
  • Place attachment
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Why place matters: : geography, identity, and civic life in modern America, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781594037184
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11812723
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11812723
System control number
MWT11812723
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Why place matters: : geography, identity, and civic life in modern America, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781594037184
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11812723
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11812723
System control number
MWT11812723
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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