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Childerley : Nature and Morality in a Country Village - 94 edition

Childerley : Nature and Morality in a Country Village (ISBN10: 0226041980; ISBN13: 9780226041988)
ISBN13: 978-0226041988
ISBN10: 0226041980

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0226041971
ISBN10: 0226041972

Summary: In Childerley a twelfth-century church rises above the rolling quilt of pastures and grain fields. Volvos and tractors share the winding country roads. Here, in this small village two hours from London, stockbrokers and stock-keepers live side by side in thatched cottages, converted barns, and modern homes.
Why do these villagers find country living so compelling? Why, despite our urban lives, do so many of us strive for a home in the country, closer to nature? M
ichael Bell suggests that we are looking for a natural conscience: an unshakeable source of identity and moral value that is free from social interests--comfort and solace and a grounding of self in a world of conflict and change.
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Summary: In Childerley a twelfth-century church rises above the rolling quilt of pastures and grain fields. Volvos and tractors share the winding country roads. Here, in this small village two hours from London, stockbrokers and stock-keepers live side by side in thatched cottages, converted barns, and modern homes.
Why do these villagers find country living so compelling? Why, despite our urban lives, do so many of us strive for a home in the country, closer to nature? Michael Bell suggests that we are looking for a natural conscience: an unshakeable source of identity and moral value that is free from social interests--comfort and solace and a grounding of self in a world of conflict and change. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Year Published: 1994
International: No

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