By Wilfred M. McClay,Ted V. McAllister

ISBN-10: 1594037167

ISBN-13: 9781594037160

Contemporary American society, with its emphasis on mobility and fiscal development, all too frequently loses sight of the significance of a feeling of “place” and group. Appreciating position is key for development the powerful neighborhood groups that domesticate civic engagement, public management, and lots of of the opposite items that give a contribution to a flourishing human life.

Do we, in wasting our locations, lose the an important foundation for fit and resilient person identification, and for the cultivation of public virtues? For one can’t be a citizen with no being a citizen of a few position specifically; one isn’t a citizen of a lodge. And if those hazards are actual and current ones, are there ways in which clever public coverage can start to deal with them constructively, by way of average and democratic ideas which are more likely to allure huge public support?

Why position Matters takes those issues heavily, and its members search to find how, given the yank humans as they're, and American financial and social lifestyles because it now exists—and no longer as these issues may be purported to be in a few utopian scheme—we can locate technique of fostering a richer and extra maintaining lifestyle. The publication is an anthology of essays exploring the modern difficulties of position and placelessness in American society.

The e-book comprises contributions from exotic students and writers corresponding to poet Dana Gioia (former chairman of the nationwide Endowment for the Arts), geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, urbanist Witold Rybczynski, architect Philip Bess, essayists Christine Rosen and Ari Schulman, thinker Roger Scruton, transportation planner Gary Toth, and historians Russell Jacoby and Joseph Amato.

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