AFR 211 Spring 2017 Race and the Environment

Cross Listed as SOC211, ENVI211, AMST211
In contemporary societies, race remains an enduring impediment to the achievement of equality. Generally understood as a socially meaningful way of classifying human bodies hierarchically, race manifests itself in a number of arenas, including personal experience, economic production and distribution, and political organization. In this course, we will explore how race emerges in local and global environmental issues, like pollution and climate change. We will begin with a review of some of the landmark texts in Environmental Studies that address "environmental racism," like Robert Bullard's Dumping in Dixie and David Pellow's Garbage Wars. We will examine how and to what extent polluting facilities like landfills, oil refineries, and sewage treatment plants are disproportionately located in communities of color; we will also pay attention to how specific corporations create the underlying rationale for plotting industrial sites. After outlining some of the core issues raised in this scholarship, we will turn to cultural productions--like literature, film, and music--to understand how people of color respond to environmental injustice and imagine the natural world.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, 2-3 short papers (5-7 pages), and a self-scheduled final
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
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Prerequisites: none
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: AFR Core Electives,AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,AMST Space and Place Electives, ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives,ENVP SC-B Group Electives,PHLH Nutrition and Food Security,PHLH Social Determinants of Health
Enrollment Limit: 20
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Class Number: 3006
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER
AFR 211 - 01 (S) LEC Race and the Environment Division 2: Social Studies James A. Manigault-Bryant
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Sawyer Mabie Room 3006
AMST 211 - 01 (S) LEC Race and the Environment Division 2: Social Studies James A. Manigault-Bryant
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Sawyer Mabie Room 3007
ENVI 211 - 01 (S) LEC Race and the Environment Division 2: Social Studies James A. Manigault-Bryant
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Sawyer Mabie Room 3008
SOC 211 - 01 (S) LEC Race and the Environment Division 2: Social Studies James A. Manigault-Bryant
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Sawyer Mabie Room 3009
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