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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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WMST 370 - Feminist Perspectives on Environmentalism


1 unit(s)
(Same as ENST 370  and ESSC 370 ) In this seminar we explore some basic concepts and approaches within feminist environmental analysis paying particular attention to feminist theory and its relevance to environmental issues. We examine a range of feminist research and analysis in ‘environmental studies’ that is connected by the recognition that gender subordination and environmental destruction are related phenomena. That is, they are the linked outcomes of forms of interactions with nature that are shaped by hierarchy and dominance, and they have global relevance. The course helps students discover the expansive contributions of feminist analysis and action to environmental research and advocacy; it provides the chance for students to apply the contributions of a feminist perspective to their own specific environmental interests. Jill Schneiderman.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor; WMST 130  recommended.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 2-hour period.



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