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Uses and Abuses of Environmental Memory
Date
2010-04-20
Main contributor
Lawrence Buell
Summary
How can the arts of memory counteract the inertial effects of what psychologist Peter Kahn, Jr. has called “intergenerational environmental amnesia”? The lecture seeks to offer a series of general reflections in response to key questions such as: How much reliance is to be placed on memory as carrier of environmental understanding and thereby as stimulus to environmentalist intervention? To what extent can memory–variously defined–be seen as a resource for reinvisioning (and renegotiating) the relation between human and otherthan-human realms in an era of environmental crisis?
Collection
Arts and Sciences
Unit
IUScholarWorks Repository
Other Identifier
Other: VAC0741