September 19, 2021 Comment off
What does this story say about culture?
Read the following article by Malcolm Gladwell and watch TED talk by Wade Davis.Then write a response to answer questions 1-5. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/01/03/the-vanishing-2?currentPage=all https://www.ted.com/talks/wade_davis_on_endangered_cultures?language=en 1. What did the Norse value? 2. What did they get wrong about living in Greenland? (Pay attention when he says the Norse valued their ” ” survival over their ” ” survival). 3. Why do you think Gladwell writes about a recent land-use law in Oregon when telling the story of people in a Norse settlement starving to death? 4. What does this story say about culture? Do we have culture? How can we see our values in what we eat, consume, etc.? 5. What might Davis TED talk have to do with the Vanishing, and sustainability more generally?