6 American films television programs and advertising shape the appetites of

6 american films television programs and advertising

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6. American films, television programs, and advertising shape the appetites of citizens everywhere. The dominant media in our society proclaim that happiness, meaning, and security are to be found through piling up money and _______________________. 7. On page 32 the author suggests we have “dreamed” of living in positive ways. What are these positive ways? Explain to what extent these are things you yearn for in your own life. 8. Nearly all advertising delivers the same message: you, the isolated consumer, are the center of the _____________. 9. By the age of 21 the average American has encountered over ________million ads. 10. We need an alternative story, one that appeals to our generosity and compassion rather than our ____________________. 11. We need a story that links the health of individuals to the health of communities, a story that reminds us we inhabit not merely a house or a city or a nation but a ______________. 12. Under the twin banners of property rights and free enterprise, rivers are being ______________ all across America. 13. In a society obsessed with competition, we need to say why we practice cooperation. In a culture addicted to instant gratification, we need to champion long-term ______________.
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A Few Earthy Words 1. Summarize Rachel Carson’s warning from a speech delivered in 1952. 2. Identify what Aldo Leopold recognized as the central challenge facing the conservation movement. 3. If the phrase sustainable growth means perpetual expansion, then it is a ___________. 4. The sprawl of cities over the countryside and the spread of bellies over belts teach us that, beyond a certain point, expansion leads to misery, if not _____________. 5. In traditional cultures, all these blessings were surrounded by ceremonies of respect, for people who lived on the bounty of nature understood the need to protect the ______________. 6. So community implies a mutual dependence and _____________. 7. Similarly, the Iroquois, when they meet in council, ask what might be the effects of their decisions on the descendants who will dwell in their homeland ______________ generations into the future. 8. The most provocative word we have for the love that a person may feel for a place is ____________________. 9. The word conserve rises from an Indo-European root meaning to watch over, protect, or guard. Although it’s the source of both _______________ and conservative, those who wear one label tend to be suspicious of those who wear the other. 10. Explain what the word economy means. 11. If we aim to nurture a practice of conservation, we need to cultivate this intimacy with ________ in ourselves, and we need to encourage it in others. 12. Scott Russell Sanders lists a number of writers that he is grateful for who inform our understanding of the relationship we have with the land. Which of these would you like to know more about and which is your favorite? Two Stones You are welcome and encouraged to read this essay if you want to, but it is not required. The essay is about the swift recovery of the devastated landscape surrounding Mount St. Helens.
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The Warehouse and the Wilderness You are welcome and encouraged to read this essay if you want to, but it is not required. The essay is about the importance of story in our lives and presents two visions:
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