Book Club #12

A discussion of "An Unnatural Order: Uncovering the Roots of Our Domination of Nature and Each Other" by Jim Mason.

Format: Large group discussion, author participation confirmed by Skype

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  • Pierce

    Partially sorry I missed this, but ended up working really late the night before. Was it ever addressed that even if we allow that some cultures did less hunting than the author thinks is generally accepted, that "gather hunters" still killed nonhumans and isn't that a form of dominionism?

    November 21, 2013

  • Julie

    I have a run that morning and will probably be late, hoping to see you all around noon.

    November 15, 2013

  • Sara T.

    I can't make this one. We are having work done at our house tomorrow and I have to watch my son since my husband's helping out the workers. I'll come if plans change though!

    November 15, 2013

  • Natalie S.

    Sorry I am not able to attend. Hope to see you next month!

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I can't make this one.. looking forward to next one.

    November 15, 2013

  • Niki P.

    Last call: If you have questions for the author, please email or FB-message them to me!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I have not had time to make it through this book (not for lack of trying!) so I'll have to skip this one.

    November 14, 2013

    • Niki P.

      Youre more than welcome to join us anyway. :) not everyone always finishes the book!

      November 14, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Oh, brother. I'm just 30 pages into this book and I've already encountered so many fundamental misreadings and distortions of theology -- from a Jewish perspective, anyway -- that my head is spinning. I'll be curious to hear the thoughts of any practicing Christians in our Book Club.

    October 27, 2013

    • Pierce

      Like he starts of talking about Native American tribes and there were traveling native tribes that didn't engage in agriculture. They still fought with other tribes and killed nonhumans! Gah!

      November 11, 2013

    • Niki P.

      If you have specific questions for the author,pls email them to me before Saturday!!!

      November 12, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Article about Big Idea and other Bloomfield book stores in today's P-G: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhoods/2013/11/11/Bookstore-trilogy-in-Bloomfield.html

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    oops. I didn't mean to sign up for this event. Sorry

    November 10, 2013

  • Stacy Lee Hankowitz R.

    Hi everyone! A very special vegetarian/vegan event! Some proceeds will benefit the local food bank... VeggieGiving!! Limited seating, must sign up quickly to reserve a seat! http://freshfromthefarmjuices.com/collections/veggiegiving

    October 28, 2013

    • Niki P.

      Stacy, it would be better, perhaps, to suggest this as a meetup event on the vegan meetup main page. This is just a page for this 16 of us who are attending this one specific book club date, so the entire meetup is not seeing your information.

      October 28, 2013

  • Niki P.

    Fifth book just showed up! I got mine? Have you? ;)

    October 27, 2013

  • Niki P.

    OK, so here's the update: The book was ordered in 2 small shipments, from 2 different places. **2 of the books have arrived** The Big Idea isn't open today (Tuesday), but those 2 are there and available. If you're one of the people who ordered a book through TBI, you can snag one of those copies when they're open. (Please just let us know when you pick one up though, so we know when the stash is gone!!!)

    The other shipment apparently never shipped. :( Lars is requesting it again and says it'll be in by the weekend.

    October 22, 2013

    • Sarah

      I haven't picked one up yet. I can wait until the rest come in since I probably wont get to starting itt until next week anyway.

      October 24, 2013

    • Niki P.

      Two more books have arrived-- and rosemary, Lars confirmed there are gonna be 2 extras, so feel free to nab one!!!

      1 · October 24, 2013

  • Niki P.

    A NOTE FOR ALL WHO ORDERED THIS BOOK: ANNAH, SEAN, SARAH O, SARA T, JILL, AND COLLEEN (WHO IS NOW JULIE!).

    As most of you know (because you were at TBI today), Lars had a BIG problem with the book's publisher, and the books did not arrive on time. Lars DID order them, and they should be on their way. I asked him to please contact me if he finds out anything about them-- and if they arrive, to call those of you who ordered them (to let you know they're in.) Hopefully it'll be soon so we can start reading!

    Rosemary, Lars seems to think he ordered 10, so there should be extras. I'll make sure to post on here when they're in.

    Julie, just know that Colleen will likely get called instead of you (since her name was on the book list), so you'll either have to keep a look out here for when the books are in, or else be in touch with Colleen.

    Sorry for the trouble all, from me and from Lars!

    October 19, 2013

    • Sarah

      I htink they are closed on Monndays and Tuesdays, though, right?

      October 22, 2013

    • Niki P.

      Closed tuesdays

      October 22, 2013

  • Niki P.

    Annah, i just contacted him today. We'll see! *fingers crossed*

    October 20, 2013

    • Niki P.

      Annah, he said "sounds good to him" and gave me his phone number to work out the details!!!!!

      October 21, 2013

    • Niki P.

      Oh man,he just sent me another message, and sounds like *SUCH* a nice guy!!!!!!!! :):):)

      1 · October 21, 2013

  • Rosemary M.

    If anyone else ordered a book they cannot use I will be happy to purchase it.

    October 19, 2013

  • Annah

    Any word from Jim Mason, Niki? :)

    October 19, 2013

  • Aimee D.

    Sadly, I will be in the middle of National Novel Writing madness, and probably be attending a write-in at this time.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Colleen Mahoney W.

    I will be at a Transcendental Meditation retreat this weekend. I already ordered a book by accident, and Julie can buy it in my stead.

    October 19, 2013

  • Niki P.

    Books ordered for Annah D, Sean K, Colleen M, Sarah O, Sara T, and Jill M

    September 22, 2013

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