A collection of the “Living Earth Community” conference papers
Edited by Sam Mickey, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and John Grim; Open Book Publishers, 2020
Read this online open source book for free here.
See interviews with authors below.
Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing is a celebration of the diversity of ways in which humans can relate to the world around them, and an invitation to its readers to partake in planetary coexistence. Innovative, informative, and highly accessible, this interdisciplinary anthology of essays brings together scholars, writers and educators across the sciences and humanities, in a collaborative effort to illuminate the different ways of being in the world and the different kinds of knowledge they entail – from the ecological knowledge of Indigenous communities, to the scientific knowledge of a biologist and the embodied knowledge communicated through storytelling.
Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing synthesizes insights from across a range of academic fields, and highlights the potential for synergy between disciplinary approaches and inquiries. This anthology is essential reading not only for researchers and students, but for anyone interested in the ways in which humans interact with the community of life on Earth, especially during this current period of environmental emergency.
“That is why I believe I must tell stories as if the world were a living, single entity, constantly forming before our eyes, and as if we were a small and at the same time powerful part of it.”
~ Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Lecture, December 7, 2019
Interview Videos of Contributors with Mary Evelyn Tucker
Each Monday and Wednesday during May 11 - July 6, 2020,
Open Book Publishers released interview videos featuring contributors to the volume.
See the schedule of interviews here.
Episode 1: Interview with Sam Mickey (editor)
Episode 2: Interview with John Grim (editor and author)
Episode 3: Interview with David Abram
Episode 4: Interview with Julianne Warren
Episode 5: Interview with Paul Waldau
Episode 6: Interview with Eduardo Kohn
Episode 7: Interview with Frédérique Marglin
Episode 8: Interview with David Haskell
Episode 9: Timothy Brown
Episode 10: Willis Jenkins
Episode 11: Brooke Williams
Episode 12: Jeannette Armstrong
Episode 13: Mark Turin
Episode 14: Sean Kelly
Episode 15: Heather Eaton
Episode 16: Mitchell Thomashow
Episode 17: Peter Crane