Ecological crisis: environmental culture, movements and politics
Spring Semester

Ecological crisis: environmental culture, movements and politics

Coordinator: S. Barca
Instructors: M. Armiero, L. Centemeri, L. Fernandes

This course is intended to offer a global overview of the current ecological crisis in its multiple interconnections: politico-economic, cultural and epistemological, governmental. Students are supposed to learn about the historical processes which led to the current crisis, as well as the diversity of implications that environmental problems pose to different social groups in different geo-historical contexts (viz. environmental inequalities), while also individuating their trans-scalar nature and global implications. The ultimate scope of the course is for students to acquire the ability to develop new and imaginative ways of conceptualizing nature/society relationships in different geo-political and cultural contexts, in order to contribute to the formulation of more inclusive and socially just environmental policies.

Listen to the lectures below.

  • Environment In The Social Sciences And Humanities

  • Keywords In Environment And Society

  • Environmental Science, Policy And Management

  • Nature, Modernity And The Post - Colonial World System

  • Migrations And The Environment

  • The Commons, Global And Local

  • Environmental Conflicts. Urban And Rural

  • Production, Reproduction And The Ecology

  • Env Violence And The Industrial Hazard Regime

  • Environmental Movements. Knowledge And Activism

  • Labour And The Environment

  • Environmental Damage And Remediation

  • Conclusions and Paper Proposals