STS.320 Environmental Conflict and Social Change, Fall 2005
Environmental Conflict and Social Change
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This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States. It uses environmental conflict to draw attention to competing understandings and uses of "nature" as well as the local, national and transnational power relationships in which environmental interactions are embedded. In addition to utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, this subject draws upon a series of ethnographic case studies of environmental conflicts in various parts of the world.
Anthropology, complex interrelationships, humans, natural environments, conflict, access, land rights, hunting, fishing, environmental regulations, scientific, popular, knowledge, biotechnology, hazardous waste, social, economic, political, environmental, stakes, forest, agricultural, marine, urban, social, cultural, historical, power relationships, local, national, international levels. nature, European thought, theoretical paradigms, ethnographic, East Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, North America
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