Episode 68: Home and Environment
What makes a place a home? This is a question that surprisingly few environmental historians have asked. And yet environment plays an enormous role in shaping understandings of the places we call home.
Karen Routledge’s new book, Do You See Ice? Inuit and Americans at Home and Away attempts to explain how people construct ideas of home and the various ways in which the environment influences those ideas. This innovative book explores critical issues at the heart of the history of modern colonialism and situates the environment as a crucial factor in shaping cultural concepts of belonging, safety, and comfort.
This episode features an interview with Karen Routledge.
“Tranquil Activities” by Paul Werner
“The Ambient (short3)” by Aliaksei Yukhnevich
Camp at Cumberland Sound, 1936. Source: Library and Archives Canada, Online MIKAN no. 3380184
Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 68: Environment and Home” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 11 May 2020.
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