All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Environmental & Social Studies  Natural Resource Use & Depletion  Agriculture & Food

The Centrality of Agriculture Between Humankind and the Rest of Nature

By: Colin A M Duncan
350 pages, Figs
The Centrality of Agriculture
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Centrality of Agriculture ISBN: 9780773513631 Hardback Jun 1996 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £71.00
    #53714
Selected version: £71.00
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Innovative critique of modernity and industrialisation.

Contents

Part I (Introductory) Agriculture as the problem: replacing the economy in nature and in society Section 1 (preliminary): The missing environmental dimension in social criticism; Section 2 (ecological and historical): The environmental implications of agriculture and the preindustrial phase of their history; Section 3 (ecological and contemporary): The environmental implications of industry and our living environment's capacity for response; Section 4: Towards agriculture as our environmental monitor and the centrepiece of a new form of policy. Part II (Fabular) Agriculture privileged and benign: English capitalism in its light-industrial prime Section 1 (sociotheoretical): The relevance of the English case for understanding the place of agriculture in modern society; Section 2 (agronomic and ecological): Classical English farming practices and land stewardship; Section 3 (legal and institutional): The dynastic device of strict settlement; Section 4 (interpretive): The place of agriculture in the economy of capitalist England. Part III (Contemporary) Agriculture displaced and disarrayed: The industrializing (world) economy as the only perceived context for human activity in this century Section 1 (historico-ideological): Free trade and the attack on the landed interest in England; Section 2 (historico-economic): The rise and fall of an ordered world market in agricultural produce and their manifold effects; Section 3 (technical): "Solving" agriculture's problems by deliberately subsuming it under industry; Section 4 (critical): Agriculture and the socialist tradition. Part IV (Utopian) Agriculture biocontexts for future persons: Possible forms for communities securely placed in nature Section 1 (philosophical): Type of relations among persons, nature, and use-values; Section 2 (descriptive): Forms of the new agriculture for bioregions; Section 3 (exploratory): Forms of money and the division of labour; Section 4 (tentative): Pathways to Utopia.

Customer Reviews

By: Colin A M Duncan
350 pages, Figs
Current promotions
Spring PromotionsYaleNest Box Price List 2019British Wildlife