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Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Gavin Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer


Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together esteemed authors from a variety of landscapes, cultures, and backgrounds to share their stories about the interdependence of everyday human lifeways and wildness. Far from being an all or nothing proposition, wildness exists in variations and degrees that range from cultivated soils to multigenerational forests to sunflowers pushing through cracks in a city alley. Spanning diverse geographies, these essays cele ... More

Keywords: wildness, wild continuum, interdependence, kinship, biodiversity, social-ecological systems

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226444666
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gavin Van Horn, editor
Cultures of Conservation for the Center for Humans and Nature

John Hausdoerffer, editor
Western State Colorado University

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Part 1 Wisdom of the Wild

1 Wildfire News

Gary Snyder

2 Conundrum and Continuum

Robert Michael Pyle

3 No Word

Enrique Salmón

6 Biomimicry

Margo Farnsworth

Part 2 Working Wild

8 Listening to the Forest

Jeff Grignon and Robin Wall Kimmerer

9 The Working Wilderness

Courtney White

Part 3 Urban Wild

14 Wild Black Margins

Mistinguette Smith

15 Healing the Urban Wild

Gavin Van Horn

17 Cultivating the Wild on Chicago’s South Side

Michael Bryson and Michael Howard

Part 4 Planetary Wild

20 The Akiing Ethic

John Hausdoerffer

22 The Story Isn’t Over

Julianne Lutz Warren

23 Cultivating the Wild

Vandana Shiva

24 Earth Island

Wes Jackson

Epilogue Wild Partnership

John Hausdoerffer