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BOOKS

Title: At home with holistic management : creating a life of meaning
Author: Ann Adams
Published: Albuquerque, NM : The Allan Savory Center for Holistic Management , c1999

Summary: This publication specifically address family/household issues and interests. The point of this is to help people understand the holistic management process and how it can be applied in the development of personal and domestic goals.

ISBN: 0967394104
Call Number: 81.1 ADA
Subjects: Family life , Holistic management , Quality of life , Social change

Title: Behavioral change in agriculture : concepts and strategies for influencing transition
Contributors: Edited by J. Paul Leagans and Charles P. Loomis
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , c1971

Summary: Internationally prominent scholars draw on extensive research and personal experience to formulate strategies for accelerating agricultural innovation in low production countries.

ISBN: 080140648X
Call Number: 80.3 BEH
Subjects: Rural sociology , Social change

Title: Creating a sustainable future : learning to change your life, the community and the world
Author: John A. Francis
Published: [Pullman, WA] : Kellogg/Washington State University Integrated Farming Systems Holistic Management Project , 1999

Summary: This book examines the progress of a project undertaken to help farmers, ranchers and others take charge of their lives, their work and their communities through the development of trust building, consensus, leadership and holistic management skills.

Call Number: 80.5 FRA
Subjects: Activism , Community development , Group meeting skills , Holistic management , Leadership , Social change , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable living

Title: Doing community-based research : a reader
Contributors: Compiled and edited by Danny Murphy, Madeleine Scammell & Richard Sclove
Published: Amherst, MA : Loka Institute ; Knoxville, TN : Community Partnership Center , 1997

Summary: Community-based research is conducted by, for, or with the participation of community members. The articles compiled in this publication come from both scholars and activists and illustrate the diversity of issues addressed by this research approach.

Call Number: 10.3 DOI
Subjects: Activism , Community sponsored research , Social change

Title: Fostering sustainable behavior : an introduction to community-based social marketing
Author: Doug McKenzie Mohr
Second Author: William Smith
Published: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers , c1999

Summary: This book details how to uncover the barriers that prevent people from engaging in sustainable behaviors and provides a set of tools that help to foster behavior change. It also describes how to design and evaluate programs.

ISBN: 0865714061
Call Number: 80.5 MAC
Subjects: Activism , Marketing for non-profit organizations , Social change , Sustainable living

Title: Ishmael :
Author: Daniel Quinn
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Published: New York, NY : Bantam , 1995, c1992 Bantam trade paperback ed.
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Summary: In this novel, Ishmael, a captive lowland gorilla, teaches that humanity's adoption of agriculture and consequent separation from the natural world has resulted in an environmental and spiritual catastophe and suggests ways humans can save the world from themselves.

ISBN: 0553375407
Call Number: 80 QUI
Subjects: Environmental degradation , Human ecology , Social change , Sustainable living

Title: New pioneers : the back to land movement and the search for a sustainable future
Author: Jeffrey Jacob
Published: University Park, PA : Pennsylvania StateUniversity Press , c1997

Summary: the author studies the "back-to landers" and classifies them into seven subgroups and analyses their values, use of appropriate technology, family division of labor, and predisposition toward environmental activism.

ISBN: 0271016213
Call Number: 80.3 JAC
Subjects: Activism , Social change

Title: Participatory action research and social change
Author: Daniel Selener
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell Participatory Action Research Network , 1997 2nd ed.

Summary: This book explores approaches to facilitating social change through participatory action research, in which members of a group(be they educators, farmers, or community activists) also function as the main researchers in identifying problems, collecting data, proposing plans of response, and developing frames of reference to understand and solve problems of concern to them.

ISBN: 997895130X
Call Number: 10.3 SEL
Subjects: Activism , Community sponsored research , On-farm research , Social change

Title: Power shift : knowledge, wealth and violence at the edge of the 21st century
Author: Alvin Toffler
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Published: New York, NY : Bantam Books , 1991, c1990 Bantam paperback ed.
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Summary: The author argues that there is a massive change in the nature of power and how it is exercised at every level of life; in homes, communities, business, government, and global affairs. This shift of power is driven by a new system of wealth creation based on innovation and information.

ISBN: 0553292153
Call Number: 80.1 TOF
Subjects: Social change

Title: Rooted in the land : essays on community and place
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Contributors: Edited by William Viteck and Wes Jackson
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Published: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , c1996
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Summary: Through the essays gathered for this book, the editors advocate for a deeper understanding of community life and its importance for the health of the planet and human society.

ISBN: 0300069618
Call Number: 80.11 ROO
Subjects: Community development , Quality of life , Social change

Title: Small is beautiful : economics as if people mattered
Author: E.F. Schumacher
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Published: New York, NY : HarperPerennial , 1989 1st Perennial Library ed.
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Summary: The famed classic of alternative economics, criticizing acquisitiveness, consumption, the pursuit short-term profit, efficiency, and mass production at all costs, centralization and concentration of economic power, and the technology that supports these tendencies. The author advocates for decentralization of economic power, technology that is appropriate to small-scale operations, environmental awareness and care of the earth, and a rehumanization of work as self-fulfillment rather than a matter of production, and a reassessment of fundamental values that relate to the quality of life.

ISBN: 0060916303
Call Number: 80.1 SCH
Subjects: Quality of life , Social change , Sustainable development

Title: Spin works! : a media guidebook for communicating values and shaping opinion
Author: Robert Bray
Published: Washington , D.C. : National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute , c2000

Summary: This guidebook is designed to provide tips and resources to help national and local groups maximize their media potential and is specifically intended for use by groups that can absorb intensified media scrutiny and responsibilites. It includes case studies, helpful checklists, and covers framing issues, constructing messages, writing press releases, pitching stories, developing respectful relationships with reporters, and handling hostile media, using the Internet, working with PR consultants, creating strategic media plans, and photo- ops and other aspects of public relations.

ISBN: 0963368796
Call Number: 80.5 BRA
Subjects: Activism , Social change

Title: Sustainable agriculture in the American Midwest : lessons from the past, prospects for the future
Contributors: Edited by Gregory McIsaac and William R. Edwards
Published: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press , c1994

Summary: This book provides a general overview and detailed discussion of the social and technical issues related to the development of sustainable agriculture in the American Midwest. Chapters include coverage of indigenous agricultural knowledge, the relationship between cultural beliefs and farming practices, land drainage, agriculture and wildlife, cropping systems, pest management, soil management and biomass fuel production.

ISBN: 0252021002
Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative fuels , Crop production , Pest control , Rural sociology , Social change , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Wildlife

Title: Sustainable farming systems : a guide to transition
Author: Ann D. Mayse
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Published: Davis, CA : Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, University of California , 1997
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Summary: Much of the information in this guide comes from other written materials and workshop presentations, and a dozen California farmers were also interviewed to share their experiences about changing over to more sustainable farming practices. Chapters cover motivation and attitude, management of water, soil, and pests, diversity, marketing, developing a new farming system and evaluation of on-farm research.

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Call Number: 50.9 MAY
Subjects: Social change , Sustainable agriculture

Title: The unsettling of America : culture & agriculture
Author: Wendell Berry
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Published: San Francisco, CA : Sierra Club Books , 1996 3rd ed.
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Summary: The author argues against industrial agriculture for cultural as well as economic and ecological reasons, as we suffer estrangement from the land, loss of community and the disintegration of rural life.

ISBN: 0871568772
Call Number: 80 BER
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Environmental degradation , Quality of life , Rural sociology , Social change

Title: What are people for? : essays by Wendell Berry
Author: Wendell Berry
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Published: New York, NY : North Point Press , c1990
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Summary: A broad range of observations about economics, agriculture, culture, and society in the United States.

ISBN: 0865474370
Call Number: 80 BER
Subjects: Quality of life , Social change

BOOKLETS

Title: Facilitator's guide for agricultural structure and community well-being
Contributors: Douglas B. Johnson ... [et. al.]
Published: Madison, WI : Quality of Life Project of the Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education ; Program on Agricultural Technology Studies at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison , c1997

Summary: This guide is designed to lead a workshop to identify how changes in public interest in the structure of agriculture are affecting agriculture. It is designed to be used with the CBS-60 Minutes video, Pork power, and a workbook for workshop participants.

Call Number: 80.3 FAC
Subjects: Corporate livestock facilities , Group meeting skills , Rural development , Social change

Title: Facilitator's guide for food systems and food security
Contributors: Douglas B. Johnson, Elizabeth Ann R. Bird, Frederick H. Buttel
Published: Madison, WI : Quality of Life Project of the Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education ; Program on Agricultural Technology Studies at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison , c1997

Summary: This facilitator's guide is intended for a workshop designed to stimulate critical thinking and vigorous discussion about food systems in all of their dimensions, focusing on the juxtaposition of local self-reliance with global interdependence and how the food system affects quality of life and community well- being. Designed to be used with an accompanying workbook for workshop participants.

Call Number: 80.42 FAC
Subjects: Community development , Food systems , Group meeting skills , Local food systems , Quality of life , Social change

Title: Facilitator's guide for social capital : facilitating sustainable communities
Author: Douglas B. Johnson, Elizabeth Ann R. Bird, Frederick H. Buttel
Published: Madison, WI : Quality of Life Project of the Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education ; Program on Agricultural Technology Studies, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison , c1997

Summary: This booklet is a facilitator's aid for leading workshops in tandem with the video, Social capital and sustainability : the community and managing change in agriculture and a workbook for workshop participants. Both the video and the booklet examine the concept of social capital, the degree of solidarity, trust and mutual aid in communities of interest or communities of place, and how it can built up to improve the quality of life.

Call Number: 80.3 FAC
Subjects: Activism , Community development , Group meeting skills , Quality of life , Rural development , Social change , Sustainable development , Sustainable living

Title: The human face of sustainable agriculture : adding people to the environmental agenda
Author: Patricia Allen
Published: Santa Cruz, CA : Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz , 1994
Series: Sustainability in the balance series Issue paper no. 4

Summary: This paper draws attention to the importance of considering social issues in the development of sustainable agriculture in addition to environmentally sound production techniques, including issues of equitable food distribution, race, ethnicity, gender, income distribution, labor conditions in food and agriculture, and the distribution of decision making power in U.S. agriculture.

Call Number: 80.1 ALL
Subjects: Food systems , Government policy and programs , Social change , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: To till it and keep it : new models for congregational involvement with the land
Author: Dan Guenthner
Published: Osceola, WI : Published by author , c1995

Summary: This publication explores various models for church- sponsored agricultural stewardship projects, such as community supported agriculture, community gardening, youth gardening, support for local food systems, church food purchase policy, seed saving, preservation of farm land, and environmental tithing.

Call Number: 80.5 GUE
Subjects: Activism , Local food systems , Social change

VIDEOS

Title: Mapping your way to a sustainable future
Published: Pullman, WA : Cooperative Extension, Washington State University , 1999

Summary: This video looks at the impacts of a 4-year integrated farming systems project, emphasizing holistic decision-making and consensus building among the participants.

Call Number: 80.5 MAP
Subjects: Activism , Community development , Group meeting skills , Holistic management , Leadership , Social change , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable living

Title: Social capital and sustainability : the community and managing change in agriculture
Published: Ames, IA : Iowa State University Extension , c1996

Call Number: 80.3 SOC
Subjects: Community development , Rural development , Social change , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development


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