Justice, Nature and the Geographies of Identity
General Catalog Course Title:
Justice, Nature and the Geographies of Identity
Terms Offered:
Spring 2014
Fall 2012
Spring 2011
Course Thread: 
Humanities & Environment
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Kosek, Jake

The intersection of nature, identity, and politics pepper the pages of newspapers almost every day from stories of toxic waste sites, crime, genetic engineering to indigenous struggles, and terrorist tendencies. In all these and many other cases, ideas of race, class, and gender intersect with ideas of nature and geography in often tenacious and troubling ways. Our approach will be to understand these traditional ideas of environmental justice as well as to examine less traditional sites of environmental justice such as the laboratory, the war zone, the urban mall, and the courtroom.

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