ANTHRCUL 541 - Environmental Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Contemporary approaches in 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 attention 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, the media, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that address 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.

Course Requirements:

Requirements include regular participation and a substantial independent research paper or comprehensive reading notes.

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ANTHRCUL 541 - Environmental Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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ISBN: 0822373599
Hydraulic city : water and the infrastructures of citizenship in Mumbai, Author: Anand, Nikhil, 1979-
ISBN: 0822359448
Earth beings : ecologies of practice across Andean worlds, Author: Cadena, Marisol de la., Publisher: Duke University Press 2015
ISBN: 9781153521635
The Nuer : a description of the modes of livelihood and political institutions of a Nilotic people, Author: Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973., Publisher: General Books 2010
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0520281705
Mining capitalism : the relationship between corporations and their critics, Author: Kirsch, Stuart,, Publisher: University of California Press 2014
ISBN: 0822388308
Understories : the political life of forests in northern New Mexico, Author: Kosek, Jake., Publisher: Duke University Press 2006
ISBN: 9781577661016
Pigs for the ancestors : ritual in the ecology of a New Guinea people, Author: Rappaport, Roy., Publisher: Waveland 2000
ISBN: 0822373823
Animate planet : making visceral sense of living in a high-tech, ecologically damaged world, Author: Weston, Kath, 1958-...., Publisher: Duke University press 2017
ISBN: 9780231166195
Flight ways., Author: Van Dooren, Thom., Publisher: Columbia Univ Press 2016
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