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GEOG 234 Global Perspectives in Gender and Nature

3 s.h.

This course examines the role of gender in nature - society relations and more specifically in societal understanding and interaction with nature. The course draws from diverse theoretical frameworks such as feminist political ecology to interrogate historical and contemporary spatial dimensions of issues such as distribution, access, and management of natural resources as well as the disproportionate vulnerability to environmental change along gender lines. By drawing on case studies from around the world, this course will also discuss the diverse ways in which women are involved in environmental and social justice movements and the implications of such involvement for environmental sustainability. Examples of case studies that will form the basis of class discussions include the Greenbelt Movement in Kenya and the Chipko Movement in India. Offered irregularly. (LA)

Cross-listed as: WMST 234.

Prerequisites: SoS or GEOG 100.

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