Reclaiming The Native Home Of Hope

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9780874805581: Reclaiming The Native Home Of Hope

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This volume represents an edited compilation of symposium presentations and reflects the Stegner Center's commitment to promoting better understanding and dialogue among those concerned with the West's future. Drawing upon Wallace Stegner's writings for inspiration and insight, the essays [in this collection] explore critical issues that confront Westerners today. Stegner's timeless observations on community, place, geography, and wildness provide the unifying themes, which are examined from a contemporary perspective. While the West is clearly experiencing significant change, Stegner's work affords a firm basis for comprehending the past and anticipating the future. Representing such diverse disciplines as literature, history, science, economics, law, and policy, the authors bring their talent and personal experience to bear on today's West. Through this interdisciplinary exploration, the volume presents thought-provoking ideas on how to surmount the West's persistent conflicts to achieve the unitary society that Stegner envisioned--one that matches its scenery. The hope is that the collective ideas will serve as a catalyst in stimulating public dialogue and understanding of the complex issues now confronting the West.

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"However one thinks about the territory that lies between the front range of the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges," writes Page Stegner, "there is a remarkable longevity to the problems that plague it and to the issues that divide its citizenry. . . ." Yet in spite of this historical suspicion and fractiousness, there is in the West an emerging ecological sensitivity and hope for understanding, cooperation, and interdisciplinary collaboration among an increasing number of its citizens--developments that are in many ways exemplified by this volume. Reclaiming The Native Home Of Hope, a distinctive and important contribution to the growing body of environmental and nature writing, is an edited compilation of essays from symposia at the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment. Representing such diverse disciplines as literature, history, science, economics, law, and public policy, the 18 essays selected for the volume capture the essence of the ongoing dialogue on a variety of critical issues confronting Westerners today with regard to community, place, geography, and wildness.

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Published by University of Utah Press (1998)
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