Seminar in Political Geography
Geography has always been associated with the exercise of power and came into being as an academic discipline because it supported imperialism, nationalism, and war. However, the field of geography also has a lesser-known emancipatory tradition that emphasizes social justice, empowerment, and resistance to oppression. Early radical voices—anarchists, socialists, and pacifists—were silenced and often forced into exile. It was only in the context of the protest culture of the 1960s that radical geographies started to find an audience. In this seminar we will examine how geography and geographers have engaged in revolutionary activism, education for justice, social mobilization, and theorizations of alternative models of society. (Open to senior majors only; others by waiver) 3 hrs. sem.
- Spring 2014
- McCardell Bicentennial Hall 148(MBH 148)
- 1:30pm-4:15pm on Wednesday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- Guntram Herb
- Social Sciences
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