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    Vassar College
  Feb 19, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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GEOG 274 - The Political Geography of Human Rights

1 unit(s)
Human rights have a deep history and varied geographical origins. This course examines the highly contested making and representation of human rights in regards to their content and emphases, and the various practices and institutions deployed in their name–with a focus on the post -1945 era. In doing so, the course interrogates human rights in relation to a variety of settings–from anti-colonial and anti-imperial struggles to social movements championing racial and gender equality to humanitarian interventions. Throughout, the course seeks to analyze how these various human-rights-related endeavors flow from, produce, and challenge spatial inequality, places and geographical scales, and articulate with a diverse set of political geographical agendas. Joseph Nevins.

Prerequisite(s): one 100-level Geography or Earth Science course, or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.

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