Liminal Animals: Animals in Urban Spaces|
Fall 2022 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Animal Studies|
This course examines the major ways in which nonhuman animals influence and are influenced by human-built environments, with specific attention to the ethical, political, and social dimensions of human-animal interactions in these spaces. Discussions, films, readings, and an independent research project will introduce students to key concepts related to urban/suburban animal life. Specifically, it will focus on topics including the use of animals for food, the use of animals as spectacle or entertainment, animals as human companions, urban wildlife, "invasive" species, "vermin" and "problem" animals, animals and the law, ecological webs, and human encroachment in animal spaces.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Readings TBD, but can possibly include: Irus Braverman: ZOOLAND: THE INSTITUTION OF CAPTIVITY; Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka: ZOOPOLIS: A POLITICAL THEORY OF ANIMAL RIGHTS; Lori Gruen (ed.): THE ETHICS OF CAPTIVITY; Jason Hribal: FEAR OF THE ANIMAL PLANET: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF ANIMAL RESISTANCE; Timothy Mitchell: RULE OF EXPERTS: EGYPT, TECHNO-POLITICS, MODERNITY; and selections from John Berger, Maneesha Deckha, Kathryn Gillespie, Dale Jamieson, Colin Jerolmack, Claire Jean Kim, Timothy Pachirat, Val Plumwood, Thomas Van Dooren, and Jennifer Wolch.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
3 short papers, book review, final paper.
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