ENVS 218, SISP 255|
In this course, we are going to explore--and problematize--the boundary between the so-called "natural" world and human social and cultural life. Rather than assuming that "nature" is something that already exists in the world that humans have systematically excoriated and transformed, we consider instead the idea that nature and culture are fundamentally co-constitutive concepts--that is to say, that one cannot exist without the other. As we go, we will explore pressing concerns such as the boundaries between human and non-human, the nature of the Anthropocene, the question of what it means to be "modern," and the power of ecological politics in our contemporary orders of global capitalism.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
: THE MUSHROOM AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Anna Tsing, PORKOPOLIS by Alex Blanchette, and selected articles on anthropology, ecology, and the invention of nature.
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: Evaluation will include three short papers responding to course content and a final research paper.
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|Instructor(s): Weiss,Joseph Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: ALLB311; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 4||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 8||FR: 0|
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