Category Archives: ethnosphere

Endangered Languages Preserved in New York

In a February post, titled¬†“The Ethnosphere and Our Common Culture,” Culture in Peril referred to a Wade Davis lecture in which he remarked on the conspicuous daily extinction of languages. Davis notes that of the roughly 6500 to 7000 languages … Continue reading

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The Ethnosphere and Our Common Culture

What does it mean to be human and alive? This is the fundamental question posed by renowned Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis in his January 13, 2010,¬†SALT lecture, “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.” There are some … Continue reading

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