Place, a problematic American mindset and the alternative


Matt Gusmerotti

In this episode, Cody Cooke in Fall 2020’s ANTH 405, Public Anthropology and Global Environmental Challenges, class at Colorado State University discusses his home in Louisiana and how place can become problematic for Americans. The American ethos sets an impossible focus on the future. Cooke discusses the cost of growth in America on local landscapes and communities, using the example of fossil fuels. Listen in to find out how this mentality affects how we think about the places we live as well as alternative mentalities.