Dear Colleague: Common and Uncommon Observations

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U of Minnesota Press, 2002 - Social Science - 223 pages
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"Eminent geographer Yi-Fu Tuan's letters to his friends and colleagues - distilling observations, ideas, and experiences - have carried Tuan's insights, and his reputation, far beyond his chosen field. Culling the most characteristic thoughts and compelling moments from these prized letters, Dear Colleague at long last gives readers near and far the opportunity to share what Tuan's correspondents have already read - and to discover the pleasures of the underlined passages in a book of life at once edifying, entertaining, and exemplary."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Nature
ix
Civilization and City
18
Politics and Ideology
31
Culture Society Work
46
Home Rootedness Place
56
Human Ties and Isolation
65
Ancestors
79
Sex
82
Geography
116
History
129
Aesthetics
132
Intellect
145
Language
159
Morality
168
Religion
189
Stages of Life
201

Male and Female
88
Power
94
Education Teaching Knowledge
99
A Sense of Ending
209
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Yi-Fu Tuan is professor emeritus in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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