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Domestic Wild: Memory, Nature and Gardening in Suburbia

ISBN 9781409452485
Published July 5, 2016 by Routledge
176 Pages - 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In Domestic Wild, Franklin Ginn sets out to find a new sense of the wild at the heart of modernity. Inspired by experienced, skilful gardeners, Ginn analyses what happens when plants, animals and people meet in the suburbs of London. Weaving major theories of landscape, memory and nonhuman subjectivity with the practical wisdom of gardeners, this book offers a radical new account of everyday gardening. Amid spectacular horizons of planetary loss, Domestic Wild argues that gardening offers a means to cultivate a renewed sense of intimacy with nature and ourselves.

Table of Contents


1 Inheriting Landscape: Suburban Histories and the Force of the Past

2 Dig for Victory and the Demands of Remembering

3 Childhood, Seed and Beings of Fiction: Becoming an Authentic Gardener

4 The Possibilities of a Plant

5 Awkward Flourishing: Death of the Unwanted


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Franklin Ginn is a Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Geography at the University of Bristol, UK.