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A Brief History of Thrift$
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Alison Hulme

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526128836

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526128843

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Spiritual thrift: simplicity, sensuality and politics in Henry Thoreau

Spiritual thrift: simplicity, sensuality and politics in Henry Thoreau

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(p.53) 4 Spiritual thrift: simplicity, sensuality and politics in Henry Thoreau
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A Brief History of Thrift
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Alison Hulme

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526128843.00011

Explores Henry Thoreau’s rationale for living simply and his emphasis on spirituality and sensuality via Transcendentalist and Eastern philosophy. Analysis his own relationship with both Capitalism and asceticism and his complicated mix of spiritualism and materialism. Finally looks at his posthumously published manuscript – Wild Fruits – and discusses its status as a potential blueprint for collective thrift.

Keywords:   Transcendentalism, Spirituality, Sensuality, Henry Thoreau, Asceticism, Anti-capitalism, Anti-industrialism, Collectivism

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