Dr. Linda France Stine
- Associate Professor, 2016
Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination
by Julie Cruikshank
Cruikshank seeks a centering concept to discuss a myriad of views about place and space in the colonial era of what is now Alaska and NW Canada. She raises questions about differing human perceptions of landscape based on culture as well as time. These alternative views are effected by the long-term as well as catastrophic transformative events naturally characteristic of these Arctic and subarctic lands. Her struggle to understand varying concepts of landscape and the repercussion of those perceptions parallels my desire to pull interdisciplinary data into my own work to understand individuals' and social groups' conceptions of landscape over time and space. This book is beautifully written and draws upon archaeology, cultural anthropology, history, and historic preservation.
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