Geo Perspect on Internat'l Dev
This class is an exploration of some of the key concepts, theories, ideologies, and practices of international development as they relate to issues of environmental and social change. We will approach these “ways of knowing” about development and the environment through three topics: (1) “natural” disasters; (2) oil; and (3) waste. For each of these topics we will draw on multiple case studies across the world including Haiti, New Orleans, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, and South Africa. These case studies will help us to more fully discuss and understand the dynamics of who does development, how, where, why, and with what results. With each of the themes we will examine different practices of international development, including post-disaster international aid, the shipping and dumping of waste, and environmental conflicts in the everyday lives of people in oil-rich areas of the world. This approach will allow us to break down mainstream discourses of development and “sustainability,” critically examine development practice, and imagine alternative approaches to development. 3 hrs. lect.
- Fall 2014
- Robert A. Jones '59 House CON(RAJ CON)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 8, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014)
- Tamar Mayer
- Social Sciences
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL CMP SOC
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