ANTHRCUL 541 - Environmental Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a total of six credits elected through ANTHRCUL 541 and ANTHRARC 586.
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior concentrators, Graduate standing, or permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Contemporary approaches to environmental anthropology have largely moved away from the study of human adaptation to specific environments to research on the causes of environmental degradation. Anthropologists have also shifted their attentions from the ritual regulation of human-environmental relations to contexts in which competing ideologies about nature are in dialogue. Finally, assumptions about the operation of relatively closed ecosystems have given way to attention to the accelerated circulation of persons, things, and ideas through globalization. Anthropologists interested in political ecology study the institutions and forces that increasingly mediate anthropogenic impacts on the environment, including the behavior of corporate actors, states and their legal systems, debates in the media, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that focus on environmental issues. Readings include several classic monographs and a number of contemporary studies in political ecology and related fields of inquiry. Additional readings will be made available primarily through electronic course reserves. Requirements include regular participation and a substantial independent research paper. research paper.

ANTHRCUL 541 - Environmental Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: (Anthropology PhD student or permission of instructor)
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ISBN: 0198740018
The Nuer : a description of the modes of livelihood and political institution of a Nilotic people, Author: by E.E. Evans-Pritchard., Publisher: Clarendon Press, 1940, 1971 printing. Repr. 1971
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780226257198
Advocacy after Bhopal : environmentalism, disaster, new global orders, Author: Fortun, Kim., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2001
ISBN: 9780300104080
Imperial nature : the World Bank and struggles for social justice in the age of globalization, Author: Goldman, Michael, 1960-, Publisher: Yale University Press 2005
ISBN: 0520250613
Alien ocean : anthropological voyages in microbial seas, Author: Helmreich, Stefan, 1966-, Publisher: University of California Press 2009
ISBN: 9780822338321
Understories : the political life of forests in northern New Mexico, Author: Kosek, Jake., Publisher: Duke University Press 2006
ISBN: 1844077810
Nature's matrix : linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereignty, Author: Perfecto, Ivette., Publisher: Earthscan 2009
ISBN: 9781577661016
Pigs for the ancestors : ritual in the ecology of a New Guinea people, Author: Rappaport, Roy Abraham., Publisher: Waveland Press 2000
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780691120645
Friction : an ethnography of global connection, Author: Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2005
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