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According to geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, people have always sought to escape in one Escapism. Front Cover. Yi-fu Tuan. Johns Hopkins University Press, . Escapism has ratings and 17 reviews. Jason said: One of the best books you’ re likely to read if you want to understand the nature of human behaviour. The geographer Yi-Fu Tuan traces the roots of this migratory tendency ‘ Escapism’ has a somewhat negative meaning in our society and.

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This book is pretty damned amazing. It is so because pressures of population and social constraint must build up first before the desire to escape from them can arise; and I have already urged that these pressures are themselves a consequence yifu culture — of our desire and ability to escape from nature.

Open Preview See a Problem? From there he went to California to continue his geographic education. I am not sure I can adequately summarize what his book means to me, but I can say that it is a book that is beginning to change my thinking about so much.

I left it feeling anxious and pessimistic and yet at the same time oddly comforted. I began by noting that escapism has a somewhat negative meaning because of the common notion that what one escapes from is reality and what one escapes to is fantasy.

A common meaning draws on the model of animal life. Humans can approach that state of existence by also living close to nature, curbing the imagination and jettisoning excess cultural baggage.

What kinds of information are available? Following Nature’s Lead Frederick R. According to geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, people have always sought to escape in one way or another, sometimes foolishly, often creatively and ingeniously. They all distance themselves from wild nature and the big city but otherwise have different values. A tropical forest, for example, provides for the modest needs of hunter-gatherers throughout the year, year after year.

It suggests an inability to face facts — the real world. A book about a lot of things, and nothing in particular.

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In this escapjsm, it is daily life, with its tuna details and frustrating lack of definition and completion — its many inconclusive moves and projects twisting and turning as in a fitful dream — that is unreal. I am someone who doesnt really like to inform people of my whereabouts and loves to run away whenever I could. An original work to be read for both intellectual profit and pleasure.

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Escapism Yi-Fu Tuan Limited preview – Following Nature’s Lead Frederick R. Jan 09, David rated it it was amazing. Nature itself is real.

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The story has many versions. He was the son of a rich oligarch and was part of the top class in the Republic of China. Is reality so constraining and unbearable at home that it becomes the seedbed for wild longings and images? About simplification, however, one can feel ambivalent. In the spectrum of middle landscapes, a countryside of villages and fields stands at the opposite pole to a Disney park. Escape to the Real and the Lucid I began by noting that escapism has a somewhat negative meaning because of the common notion that what one escapes from is reality and what one escapes to is fantasy.

At the other end of the scale is the European settlement of North America itself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That merging into nature is enhanced by another common perception of peasant life: The geographer Yi-Fu Tuan traces the roots of this migratory tendency which is developing into one of the key problems of globalization. Moving out of home and the familiar, even when this is voluntary and of short duration, can feel like escapism, sojourn in a fantasy world, less real because less dense and all-encompassing.

Yi-Fu Tuan is an emeritus professor of geography. Of the different kinds of middle landscape, the most important by far, economically, is the land given over to agriculture.

His previous books include Cosmos and Hearth: May 30, Dawn rated it liked it. And the aggression provoked by this existential wanderlust is rapidly gaining ground. According to geographer Escaism Tuan, people have always sought to escape in one way For one reason or another, they are not content with being where they are.

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I yi-uf finished this book and tusn begun another, Who Am I. Want to Read saving…. It is not just nature; it is whatever in nature or in society imposes itself on a human being or group, doing so either suddenly or as a consistently felt pressure. The earth is eescapism home. Before people make a risky move, they must have information about their destination point. References to this book Human Ecology: Lewis Cambridge century chimpanzee China Chinese Colin Turnbull common Confucianism Confucius Consider contrast culture dance death desire disconnectedness earth eating escape escapist evil example existence experience eyes fairy fantasy feel forest heaven hell History human hunter-gatherers Hutu idea idols imagination imals indifference individual intellectual Iris Murdoch John Y-ifu Knud Rasmussen language less live look Marilyn Strathern Mbuti means meat middle landscape mind modern moral move natural environment nature nature’s ness one’s person plants premodern prestige reality reason ritual Samuel Johnson scientists sense sexual social society sort speak speech spirits story things thought tion ture turn Tutsi ultimate unique University Press virtue W.

Escapism Yi-fu Tuan Snippet view – Humans have done so since the earliest times. Johns Hopkins University Press- Philosophy – pages.

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Aug 31, Erin Mccarty rated it really liked it Recommends it for: By culture I mean not just certain acquired habits, the manufacture and use of certain tools, but a whole world of thought and belief, habits and customs, skills and artifacts. A yearning for the natural and the wild goes back almost to the beginning of city building in ancient Sumer.

This book is pretty damned amazing.

The human species uniquely confronts the dilemma of a powerful imagination that, while it makes escape to a better life possible, also makes possible lies and deception, solipsistic fantasy, madness, unspeakable cruelty, violence, and destructiveness — evil.

Oct 07, Maryrose rated it liked it.