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ENVS1014

Class and the Environment

Class and the Environment: The Struggle for Ecological Democracy
In this course we will explore how and why, in a world being divided into consumer markets, sources of cheap labor and raw materials, and ecological sacrifice zones, the most vulnerable are disenfranchised into communities of poor and working class people. We will examine the future of the environment and “free" market economy and the prospectus of radical green and democratic movements. Through reading, writing, and discussion we will investigate such texts as The Struggle for Environmental Justice to learn how communities face the task of linking protest strategies to the building of positive alternatives.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW SOC WTR
Equivalent Courses:
WRPR1014

Sections

Winter 2010

ENVS1014A-W10 Lecture (Vila)