Cultural Ecology 2017

Cultural Ecology 2017

This is the homepage for Cultural Ecology 2017, taught by Jason Antrosio at Hartwick College.

Four books on Cultural Ecology:

Part 1. Nature and Culture: Who are we?

1. Wed 2/8: Ingold (part 1), “Culture, nature, environment” (13-20).

2. Fri 2/10: Ingold (part 2), “Culture, nature, environment” (20-26); Brody, 1-33.

3. Wed 2/15: Ingold, “The optimal forager and economic man” (27-39); Brody, 34-102.

4. Fri 2/17: Ingold, “Hunting and gathering as ways of perceiving the environment” (40-60); Brody, 103-135.

5. Wed 2/22: Ingold, “From trust to domination” (61-76); Brody, 136-213.

6. Fri 2/24: Ingold, “Making things, growing plants, raising animals, and bringing up children” (77-88); Brody, 214-255.

7. Wed 3/1: Ingold, “Ancestry, generation, substance, memory, land” (132-151); Brody, 256-283.

Fri 3/3: *** First Paper Due
Film: Rabbit-Proof Fence

Part 2. Living in the World: What are we doing?

8. Wed 3/8: Ingold, “A circumpolar night’s dream” (89-110); Kohn, 1-25.

9. Fri 3/10: Ingold, “Totemism, animism and the depiction of animals” (111-131); Kohn, 27-68.

10. Fri 3/17: Ingold, “Culture, perception and cognition” (157-171); Kohn, 71-100.

11 & 12. Wed 3/22: Ingold, “Building, dwelling, living” (172-188); Kohn, 103-128.
Ingold, “The temporality of the landscape” (189-208); Kohn, 131-150.
Lecture: David Price, “Tracing Funding, Tracing Impacts: The CIA and American Anthropology.”

13. Fri 3/24: Ingold, “Globes and spheres: the topology of environmentalism” (209-218); Kohn, 153-188.

14. Wed 4/5: Ingold, “To journey along a way of life” (219-242); Kohn, 191-228.

Fri 4/7: *** Second Paper Due

Part 3. Salvation and Damnation: Where are we going?

15. Wed 4/12: Will Machines Replace Humans?
Ingold, “Tools, minds and machines” (294-311); Tsing, 1-26

16. Fri 4/14: Will Technology Save Humanity?
Ingold, “Society, nature and the concept of technology” (312-322); Tsing, 27-54

17. Wed 4/19: Too Much Time on My Hands?
Ingold, “Work, time and industry” (323-338); Tsing, 55-96

18. Fri 4/21: Is DNA a Blueprint?
Ingold, “On weaving a basket” (339-348); Tsing, 97-120

19. Wed 4/26: Can We Reunite Art and Technology?
Ingold,“Of string bags and birds’ nests” (349-361); Tsing, 121-178

20. Fri 4/28: Is Life Getting More Complex?
Ingold, “The dynamics of technical change” (362-372); Tsing, 179-216

21. Wed 5/3: Have we stopped evolving?
Ingold, “‘People like us’” (373-391); Tsing, 217-250

22. Wed 5/10: Would the world be better off without humans?
Ingold, “Speech, writing and the modern origins of ‘language origins’” (392-405); Tsing, 251-276.

23. Fri 5/12: Are Humans Intelligent?
Ingold, “The poetics of tool-use” (406-419); Tsing, 277-288

Final Paper Due

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