Political Ecology

Anthropology 4282

Political ecology is an important branch of research that spans many social sciences. At its core is a concern for how power shapes human-environmental interactions, frequently with devastating consequences for the environment and disempowered populations (well, priveleged populations too, as we will see). This seminar is centered on readings, discussion, and original student research on political ecology -- especially (but not only) on the cultural, ecological, and political aspects of food and agriculture. It is for grad students and advanced undergrads (preferably who have taken 361, although this is not required).