Peter J. Schmitt
Back to Nature: The Arcadian Myth in Urban America
September 08, 2019 Comments.. 324
Back to Nature: The Arcadian Myth in Urban America Peter J. Schmitt Many of us go back to nature to get away from civilization But as often as not, our expectations and actions are shaped by idealized notions of natural order, purity, and even neatness that are in fact impositions of civilization on nature This is a highly insightful, sometimes ironic study of the influence of such paradoxes in the early 20th century love affair with nMany of us go back to nature to get away from civilization But as often as not, our expectations and actions are shaped by idealized notions of natural order, purity, and even neatness that are in fact impositions of civilization on nature This is a highly insightful, sometimes ironic study of the influence of such paradoxes in the early 20th century love affair with nature anthropomorphized animal stories, summer camps, wildlife protection, landscaped cemeteries, wilderness novels and scenic turnoffs that imposed an industrial ethic of order, neatness, and regularity on natural systems Recommended.. Back to Nature The Arcadian Myth in Urban America Many of us go back to nature to get away from civilization But as often as not our expectations and actions are shaped by idealized notions of natural order purity and even neatness that are in fac
  • Title: Back to Nature: The Arcadian Myth in Urban America
  • Author: Peter J. Schmitt
  • ISBN: 9780801840135
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Nancy Lewis says:

      An interesting account of the changing attitudes toward nature at the turn of the 20th century, when we stopped thinking of nature as something to destroy and started thinking of it as something to tame It is not enough to take men out of doors We must also teach them to enjoy it Ernest Thompson Seton 1917

    2. Steve says:

      A thorough and engaging history, particularly in Schmitt s focus on how a variety of cultural forces both shaped and were shaped by projections of urban desires and attitudes on rural spaces Also, the attention to how those urbanites went to great lengths to differentiate themselves and their sophisticated outdoor activities from those of actual country dwellers is fascinating Where Back to Nature frustrates not surprisingly, considering its publication date is in referring to the working classe [...]

    3. Erica says:

      Interesting, if basic, introduction to garden cities and cemeteries in the US Good bulk of the book is about the nature study movement at the beginning of the 20th century getting kids into nature and developing them into nurtured, whole human beings A classic, good for basic refs but many other contemporary books in this vein offer far info.

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