This episode is dedicated to Daniel Quinn, an author who passed away on February 17, 2018. In this solo episode Eric talks about some of the themes he found most inspiring in Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael trilogy, particularly how Quinn interprets the Book of Genesis’ story of the fall of man as an allegory lamenting the abandonment of hunter-gatherer lifeways and the adoption of agriculture and hierarchical society. Eric also reflects on how Quinn discusses the impacts of colonialism and colonization in his books, and how those same themes were explored in the recent Marvel blockbuster Black Panther as well.
The photo of black panther eyes I used in some promotional materials was taken by Rute Martins, of Leoa’s Photography, and is used under Creative Commons license. The photo of gorilla eyes was downloaded from Pxhere.com, where it was listed in the public domain with no attribution required.
Links & Resources
- Support A Worldview Apart on Patreon
- Daniel Quinn’s website and Facebook page
- Systems Thinking Resources (Links to various Donella Meadows resources, Academy for Systems Change)
- Thinking in Systems, a book by Donella Meadows
- 10 Valid Criticisms of ‘Black Panther’ (NegusWhoRead)
- ‘Black Panther’ Is Not the Movie We Deserve (Boston Review)
- Erik Killmonger Is Not A ‘Super-Villain’, He Is A Super-Victim Of Systemic Oppression (Blavity)
- The Tragedy of Erik Killmonger (The Atlantic)