Agency on Demand? Holmgren, Hopkins, and the Historical Problem of Agency.
The recent debate between David Holmgren and Rob Hopkins (and others) has my head spinning. I am deeply conflicted over which view I support. More interestingly yet, this last phase “which view I support” now appears in a new light and is itself ripe for reflection. Does it matter what view I, or any other individual, actually support? How much, if any, impact can we make on the direction of…Continue
America was not infinite; it only seemed that way to early European explorers, conquerors, and settlers for whom the size of the known world had suddenly doubled and the quantity of effectively unclaimed resources increased by far more than that. This sudden immeasurable and unearned abundance, it is clear, authorized a new set of cultural practices that would not have been deemed appropriate by a people confronted by visible boundaries and limits. But I am less concerned with past crimes…Continue
Added by Erik Lindberg on January 3, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments