Rewilding means to return to a more wild or natural state; it is the process of undoing domestication. The term emerged from the green anarchism and anarcho-primitivism political theories, in which humans are believed to be "civilized" or "domesticated" by industrial and agricultural progress.
Rewilding is about dismantling the culture of human domestication and returning to the lifeways of pre-agrarian human cultures. Though often associated with primitive skills and learning knowledge of wild plants and animals, it emphasizes regenerative land management techniques employed by hunter-gatherers and horticulturalists, as well as development of the senses and fostering deepening personal relationships with members of other species and the natural world. Rewilding intends to create permanently wild human cultures beyond domestication.
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We have put together a list of recommend books for rewilders. Let us know any suggestions that you have.
For Wildness and Anarchy by Kevin Tucker http://amzn.to/1GCa6u2
Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness by John McPherson http://amzn.to/1MQF5Ew
The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff http://amzn.to/1lkNCnm
Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections edited by John Zerzan http://amzn.to/1jZNpLe
Against His-Story, Against Leviathan by Fredy Perlman http://amzn.to/1mTiT7q
Origins: A John Zerzan Reader by John Zerzan http://amzn.to/1KRkSk2
Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot http://amzn.to/1JKWez6
Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental, and Cultural Perspectives by Michael E. Lamb http://amzn.to/1Ie0vw8
Unlearn, Rewild: Earth Skills, Ideas and Inspiration for the Future Primitive by Miles Olson http://amzn.to/1mCtwLB
Future Primitive [Revisited] by John Zerzan http://amzn.to/1P1vWu6
Pandora's Seed: Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival by Spencer Wells http://amzn.to/1HvNDVo
Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen http://amzn.to/1Jh71Gw
Free From Civilization - Notes Toward a Radical Critique of Civilization's Foundations: Domination, Culture, Fear, Economics and Technology by Enrico Manicardi http://amzn.to/1kYeUG9
Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett http://amzn.to/1NSMl44
Woodcraft and Camping by George W. Sears Nessmuk http://amzn.to/1PrMAJo