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SOCY 7763 Topics in Environmental Sociology (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course is designed as both a stand-alone class and a follow-on to Brian Gareau’s graduate Environmental Sociology seminar. We will look at a series of topics within environmental sociology, broadly defined. These include the sociology of climate change, food and agriculture, water, environmental activism, sustainable consumption and its politics (including the politics of fair trade), environmental justice, the debate about limits to growth, and the emerging field of “new economics.” Some of the authors we will read include Kari Norgaard (Living in Denial), Julie Guthman (Agrarian Dreams), Goodman, DuPuis and Goodman (Alternative Food Networks), Gibson-Graham (Post-Capitalist Politics), Daniel Jaffee (Brewing Justice), Andrew Szasz (Shopping Our Way to Safety).


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17