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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
Title
Civilizing Thoreau
Title remainder
human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works
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Richard J. Schneider
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Dewey number
818/.309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3057.P4
LC item number
S36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mind and American literature
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  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Philosophy and social sciences
  • Ecocriticism
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Ecocriticism
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and social sciences
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Humanökologie
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Civilizing Thoreau : human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works, Richard J. Schneider
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
Control code
933765409
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781571139603
Lccn
2015043738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025968980
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933765409
Label
Civilizing Thoreau : human ecology and the emerging social sciences in the major works, Richard J. Schneider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
Control code
933765409
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781571139603
Lccn
2015043738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025968980
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933765409

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