The Resource Civilizing Thoreau : human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works, Richard J. Schneider

Civilizing Thoreau : human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works, Richard J. Schneider

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Civilizing Thoreau : human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works
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Civilizing Thoreau
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human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works
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Richard J. Schneider
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eng
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Recent book-length studies of Thoreau have focused either on his place in the history of the natural sciences or have applied political principles to his works. None, however, has fully addressed what ecocritic Rebecca Solnit calls "the Thoreau problem," the compartmentalizing of Thoreau's mind into either that of a hermit of nature or that of a champion of social reform. This book proposes an interdisciplinary solution to this problem through the connection between Thoreau's ecological study of nature and his intense interest in the emerging social sciences, especially the history of civilization and ethnology. The book first establishes Thoreau's "human ecology," the relation between the natural sciences and the social sciences in his thinking, exploring how his reading in contemporary books about the history of humanity and racial science shaped his thinking and connecting these emerging anthropological texts to his late nature writings. It then discusses these connections in his major works, including Walden and his "reform papers" such as "Civil Disobedience," the travel narrative A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, The Maine Woods, and Cape Cod. The concluding chapter focuses on Thoreau's attitude toward Manifest Destiny, arguing, against conventional views, that considering both his life and his writing, especially the essay "Walking," we must conclude that he both accepted and endorsed Manifest Destiny as an inevitable result of cultural succession. -- from back cover
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Schneider, Richard J
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index present
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PS3057.P4
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S36 2016eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Mind and American literature
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  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Philosophy and social sciences
  • Ecocriticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Ecocriticism
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and social sciences
  • PHILOSOPHY / General
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Civilizing Thoreau : human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works, Richard J. Schneider
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
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text
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Part I. Thoreau's Human ecology -- Thoreau and the emergence of the social services -- Thoreau, ecological succession, and racial science -- Part II. Self-culture and ecological survivorship in Walden and Reform papers -- Civilizing Walden -- Becoming one of the worthies of the world in Reform Papers -- Part III. History and ecological succession in Thoreau's travel narratives -- Succession in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers -- "Presenting" the past in The Maine Woods -- Nature and the origins of American civilization in Cape Cod -- Part IV. America's destiny and ecological succession -- Thoreau and Manifest Destiny
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unknown
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1 online resource (212 pages)
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online
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9781782047643
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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40025968980
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remote
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  • 924085
  • 22573/ctt1kxwk39
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  • (OCoLC)950698437
  • (OCoLC)ocn950698437
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Civilizing Thoreau : human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works, Richard J. Schneider
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Thoreau's Human ecology -- Thoreau and the emergence of the social services -- Thoreau, ecological succession, and racial science -- Part II. Self-culture and ecological survivorship in Walden and Reform papers -- Civilizing Walden -- Becoming one of the worthies of the world in Reform Papers -- Part III. History and ecological succession in Thoreau's travel narratives -- Succession in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers -- "Presenting" the past in The Maine Woods -- Nature and the origins of American civilization in Cape Cod -- Part IV. America's destiny and ecological succession -- Thoreau and Manifest Destiny
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782047643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40025968980
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 924085
  • 22573/ctt1kxwk39
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950698437
  • (OCoLC)ocn950698437

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