Critical Perspectives Race, Gender, Enviornment
The course presents an overview of the basic concepts and approaches of feminist analysis, with particular attention to feminist theory and its relevance to environmental issues. It explores gender, i.e. hierarchical distinctions between male and female and conforming and non-conforming genders and sexualities, in its intersections with racism, capitalism and colonialism. We will take up questions on social, gender and environmental justice with respect to a range of environments, and from various theoretical and activist angles.