This extract from the essay, The Work of Local Culture, by Wendell Berry expresses the effect and importance of discussing the history and culture of a place. It aligns with the view that local history and culture (and as such our heritage) is at risk from losing its place if it isn’t discussed or interacted with. More importantly, it reinforces the point that for local culture to survive authentically, the interaction with local history needs to be exercised from within the community. Essentially, this extract succinctly describes the theoretical motivations behind this research project.
The World Ending Fireby Wendell Berry
(Penguin Books, London, 2018)