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The Resource A Canadian climate of mind : passages from fur to energy and beyond, Timothy B. Leduc

A Canadian climate of mind : passages from fur to energy and beyond, Timothy B. Leduc

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A Canadian climate of mind : passages from fur to energy and beyond
Title
A Canadian climate of mind
Title remainder
passages from fur to energy and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Timothy B. Leduc
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book deals with climate change not only as a feature of the physical world but also as a milieu, a state of spirit. The climate is, in Tim Leduc's terms, "the context within which we mind all our relations." An ecology of mind is where ideas of mind-ecology relations emerged at the dawn of the environmental movement, and it's important for the author to explore those ideas in a specifically Canadian context. For example, he juxtaposes the Ontario biologist John Livingston and William Woodworth, an architect and a Mohawk from the Six Nations territory in southern Ontario; he also incorporates ideas from other Canadians, such as John Ralston Saul's vision of Canada as a metis nation. What Leduc calls "the braided metis strand of thought" allows him to "bring Livingston's ecology of mind into dialogue with Woodworth's Haudenosaunee Good Mind." The author's own summary of the book reads as follows: "We are living in a climate of great environmental and social changes. These global changes are central to A Canadian Climate of Mind, though they are situated in a Canadian colonial history that reveals the cultural challenge central to a sustainable future. The book begins by contemplating the Two Row Wampum treaty, which represents an Indigenous canoe and a settler ship traversing our common waters. Such a symbol has much to teach about missed historic opportunities and the respect that is central to renewing relations. In attempting to convert the Indigenous canoe to the ways of the ship, and our common waters (land, energy) to usable resources, great turbulence has ensued. Environmental disturbances like climate change are a sign of this; so were the residential schools. While the wampum's two rows are vital, the book is primarily concerned with imagining spaces from which to reweave Indigenous and settler approaches to land/water/climate."--
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1970-
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Leduc, Timothy B.
Dewey number
304.20971
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Human ecology
  • Human beings
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
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A Canadian climate of mind : passages from fur to energy and beyond, Timothy B. Leduc
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Oh! Stranger ... 1 When the Pain Started -- 2 Meeting Place in the Forest -- 3 Shapes of Violence -- 4 Protectress of Canada -- 5 One Mind, One Heart, One Mouth -- 6 Darkness Will Cover the Earth -- 7 A Life That Is Real -- Epilogue: Look with Reverence -- Glossary of Indigenous and Braided Terms
Control code
ocn935108284
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773598805
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935108284
Label
A Canadian climate of mind : passages from fur to energy and beyond, Timothy B. Leduc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Oh! Stranger ... 1 When the Pain Started -- 2 Meeting Place in the Forest -- 3 Shapes of Violence -- 4 Protectress of Canada -- 5 One Mind, One Heart, One Mouth -- 6 Darkness Will Cover the Earth -- 7 A Life That Is Real -- Epilogue: Look with Reverence -- Glossary of Indigenous and Braided Terms
Control code
ocn935108284
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773598805
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935108284

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