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Pomona College    
  Nov 24, 2017
2017-2018 Pomona College Catalog
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ANTH189Q PO - Anthropology of Environmental Justice

When Offered: Fall 2017.
Instructor(s): J. Nucho
Credit: 1

This course is a critical examination of the entangled political, economic, social and environmental impacts of mundane and large-scale infrastructures like sanitation systems that deal with sewage, recycling or trash, telecommunications, roads, bridges, electricity grids, dams, canals and others. By taking infrastructures seriously as processes that can be made to enable (or impede) certain kinds of relations or movements, as well as devices that can function as important symbolic projects, this class will raise a number of interrelated questions. What sorts of histories become apparent when looking at the emergence of particular kinds of infrastructures? How can we approach questions of environmental justice by studying the mundane infrastructures of daily life? Which communities are made more vulnerable to risk by particular kinds of infrastructure planning, and how can we address these questions using qualitative, ethnographic methods? Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 2

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