ANTH 245 Environmental Justice

This course will provide a foundational understanding of a range of lived experiences with environmental injustice, and the various factions of the environmental justice movement in the United States. We will examine different anthropological engagements within the environmental justice movement and generate a unique discourse on what environmental justice is. The course will be divided into three broad areas: defining environmental (in)justice, creating our own discourse for environmental justice, and case studies of “radical” environmental justice movements. As we define our terms and establish a discourse for discussing these issues, we will integrate writings from critical race feminism, environmental studies, ecofeminist theories of intersectionality, Anarchist and Marxist critiques of capitalism, environmental communication, critical animal studies, and environmental anthropology. These writings will help shape our anthropological discourse on the surrounding issues of environmental injustice and the pursuit of “radical” environmental change.



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