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    Vassar College
  Sep 23, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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INTL 261 - “The Nuclear Cage”: Environmental Theory and Nuclear Power

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as ENST 261  and SOCI 261 ) The central aim of this course is to explore debates about the interaction between beings, including humans, animals, plants, and the earth within the context of advanced capitalism by concentrating on the production, distribution, consumption, and disposal of nuclear power. The first question concerning the class is how does Environmental Theory approach nuclear power and its impact on the environment. The second question deals with how this construction interacts with other forms of debate regarding nuclear power, especially concentrating on the relation between science, market and the state in dealing with nature, and how citizens formulate and articulate their understanding of nuclear power through social movements. Pinar Batur.

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