Middlebury

ENVS 0442

Transnational Feminist Conserv

Transnational Feminist Conservation
In this course we explore a transnational feminist approach to conservation. We will start by delving into the masculinist history of conservation, and reviewing a set of theories and vocabularies focused on gender, as well as race, class, and ability as key sites of power that effect both human and non-human bodies and ecological processes, from coral reefs to the arctic tundra. We will compare case studies across multiple regions globally on topics such as conservation via population control, feminist food, community-based conservation, and feminist-indigenous approaches to inquiry. We will debate feminist science, examining the conflicting epistemic foundations of objective versus situated knowledge. We will hone our writing skills in a variety of genres including blogs, academic essays, poems, and zines. (ENVS 0211, ENVS 0215 or ENVS/GSFS 209) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP CW SAF SOC
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0442

Sections

Spring 2021

ENVS0442A-S21 Seminar

Fall 2019

ENVS0442A-F19 Seminar (Baker-Medard)