Cultural Ecology 2019

Part 4: Salvation? Where are we going? (Monsters)

18. Tuesday 4/23, Tomorrow

  • Ingold, “The dynamics of technical change” (362-372)
  • Monsters, M1-M21

19. Thursday 4/25

  • Ingold, “Totemism, animism and the depiction of animals” (111-131)
  • Monsters, M71-M106

20. Tuesday 4/30

  • Ingold, “A circumpolar night’s dream” (89-110)
  • Monsters, M107-M139

21. Thursday 5/2

  • Ingold, “‘People like us’” (373-391)
  • Monsters, M23-M70

22. Tuesday 5/7

  • Ingold, “Speech, writing and the modern origins of ‘language origins’” (392-405)
  • Monsters, M141-M167

23. Thursday 5/9

  • Ingold, “The poetics of tool-use” (406-419)
  • Monsters, M169-M174

*** Wednesday May 15, Noon-3pm: Final Project Due

Part 1. Nature and Culture: Who are we?

1. Life

  • Ingold (part 1), “Culture, nature, environment” (13-20)

2. Revelation

  • Ingold (part 2), “Culture, nature, environment” (20-26)
  • Brody, 1-33

3. Rational

  • Ingold, “The optimal forager and economic man” (27-39)
  • Brody, 34-102

4. Wild

  • Ingold, “Hunting and gathering as ways of perceiving the environment” (40-60)
  • Brody, 103-135

5. Involvement

  • Ingold, “From trust to domination” (61-76)
  • Brody, 136-213

6. Domestic

  • Ingold, “Making things, growing plants, raising animals, and bringing up children” (77-88)
  • Brody, 214-255

7. Relational

  • Ingold, “Ancestry, generation, substance, memory, land” (132-151)
  • Brody, 256-283
  • Film: Rabbit-Proof Fence

Part 2: Living in the World: What are we doing? (Race & Place)

8. Culture

  • Ingold, “Culture, perception and cognition” (157-171)
  • Finney, 1-31

9. Outdoors

  • Ingold, “Building, dwelling, living” (172-188)
  • Finney, 32-50

10. Ground

  • Ingold, “The temporality of the landscape” (189-208)
  • Finney, 51-91

11. Green

  • Ingold, “Globes and spheres: the topology of environmentalism” (209-218)
  • Finney, 92-115

12. Journey

  • Ingold, “To journey along a way of life” (219-242)
  • Finney, 116-138

Part 3: Damnation: What happened? (Ghosts)

13. Technology

  • Ingold, “Tools, minds and machines” (294-311)
  • Ghosts, G1-G29

14. Disasters

  • Ingold, “Society, nature and the concept of technology” (312-322)
  • Ghosts, G31-G63

15. Time

  • Ingold, “Work, time and industry” (323-338)
  • Ghosts, G65-G102

16. Shell

  • Ingold, “On weaving a basket” (339-348)
  • Bubandt, “Haunted Geologies” (G121-141)
  • Optional Barad “No Small Matter” (G103-120)

17. Nests

  • Ingold, “Of string bags and birds’ nests” (349-361)
  • Ghosts, G143-G174

This is the homepage for Cultural Ecology 2019 taught by Jason Antrosio at Hartwick College. There are four required books:

  • Tim Ingold, The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill, 2000.
  • Hugh Brody, Maps and Dreams: Indians and the British Columbia Frontier, 1988.
  • Carolyn Finney, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, 2014.
  • Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene, 2017 (Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt, Editors).