Political Ecology Anthropology and Global Environmental Issues (ANTH 244.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
ANTH 244 02 January 2017 Alexander Ervin (primary instructor)
 
ANTH 244 02 January 2016 Alexander Ervin (primary instructor)

Description

Taking a political ecology approach drawn from anthropology, cross-cultural examples, and other disciplines, the course examines the impact of major 20th. and 21st. Century economic and technological developments upon peoples and environments. The focus is upon indigenous nations, farming, peasant, and other local communities in cross-cultural and global perspective. A core emphasis is on environmental crises (chronic and acute), often associated with asymmetrical power relations, and socio-cultural responses to them, especially in the form of movements of resistance, protest, and reform. Political ecology blends the insights of a unified political economic approach in the social sciences with cultural and human ecologies as well as a mixture of biological and social ecological sciences. The course also explores sustainable futures through this paradigm.

Prerequisite(s)

ANTH 111 or ARCH 112 or successful completion of 30 credit units of university study.

Note

Students who have taken ANTH 298 (Special Topics) Political Ecology, Anthropology and Contemporary Environmental Issues may not take this course for credit.

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