Cosmos and Hearth
A Cosmopolite's Viewpoint New edition
By (author) Yi-fu Tuan
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Cosmos and Hearth by Yi-fu Tuan
Book DescriptionIn a volume that represents the culmination of his life's work in considering the relationship between culture and landscape, eminent scholar Yi-Fu Tuan argues that "cosmos" and "hearth" are two scales that anchor what it means to be fully and happily human. Illustrating this contention with examples from both his native China and his home of the past forty years, the United States, Tuan proposes a revised conception of culture, one thoroughly grounded in one's own society but also embracing curiosity about the world. Optimistic and deeply human, this important volume lays out a path to being "at home in the cosmos."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816627318
(204mm x 133mm x 12mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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