We will study the relationship between social theory and the environment, seeking to construct a broader view of humanity's relationship with nature. An emphasis will be placed on the differences in ideologies of environmentalism from the perspectives of gender and culture. This seminar aims to familiarize students with past and present environmental thought in a global context.
Attendance/ Active participation/ Reading/ Leading discussions/ One research-based paper at the end of each semester.
Moran, Emilio, F. People and Nature, Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
Rocheleau, Dianne. Feminist Political Ecology, Routledge Publishing, 1996.
1. Background to environmental thought 2. Social theory and the environment 3. Gender analysis and environmentalism 4. Social movements and environmental change 5. Deep ecology and the relationship to social movements 6. Case studies of key social movements 7. Analysis of the impact of social movements
Complete syllabus will be distributed in class
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