Reading 2 Lecture 2

Reading 2 Lecture 2 - Introduction It is natures tendency...

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Introduction: It is nature’s tendency to create a hierarchy. o Dogs beat wolves o Wheat beats Grass o Cows beat deer Human’s eventually attempted to control nature, so that they could control the hierarchy o The control wild developed into areas that are now modernized o The uncontrollable developed into the wilderness This control applies specifically to the European perspective on nature. Indians made little attempt to control nature, and instead attempted to coexist with it. (They were hunter gatherers) Europeans saw the Indians as savages because they did not want control over nature. Prologue: The concept of the “wilderness” is ever changing with the times, and with modernization. o People created the concept of wilderness as to separate their world from the “other place.” o In terms of its root, it is defined as being the place of wild things. o There is no universal definition of wilderness Is it the complete unknown? Is it where “modern civilization” has yet to tread?
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