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AFRS 336 - Black Ecologies

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 336 ENST 336 HIST 336 , and WFQS 336 ) This seminar operates on the notion that structural racism and environmental degradation are historically related–and that Black Americans have confronted the two together. Over the course of the semester, we interrogate how different Black activists have done so, from the Antebellum period to the present day. We consider how enslaved people drew from nature in their resistance to slavery, as well as the role of pollution, environmental disasters, and gentrification in twentieth-century organizing. Toward the end of the course, we explore the concepts of environmental justice and ecofeminism. Allison Puglisi.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: CLS

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