by Priscilla Stuckey

Kissed by a Fox

Published Date : September 11, 2012

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: English
: 978-1-58243-812-2

Description

“Dissatisfaction with nature flows throughout Western civilization, as deep as its blood, as abiding as its bones. Convinced to the marrow that something is deeply wrong with nature, . . . the Western world tries to remake it into something better.”

For Priscilla Stuckey, this is a fundamental and heartbreaking misconception: that nature can be fixed, exploited, or simply ignored. Modern societies try to bend nature to human will instead of engaging in give-and-take with a living, breathing land community.

Using her personal experiences as the cornerstone, Stuckey explores the depth of relationship possible with the birch tree in our backyard, the nearby urban creek, the dog who settles on our bed each night.

Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as ancient philosophers and contemporary biologists, Stuckey challenges readers to enact a different story of nature, one in which people and place are not separate, where other creatures respond to human need, and where humans and all others together create the world.

With the eloquence of the great nature writers before her, Stuckey encourages us to open ourselves to the unlimited possibilities of a truly connected life.

About the Author

PRISCILLA STUCKEY is a professor of humanities at Prescott College and holds a PhD in religious studies and feminist theory from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a MA from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley in American religious history. A longtime book editor, she lives in Boulder, Colorado. This is her first book.

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