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Doing Sociology: Media Portrayals of [Over]Consumption
Kayleen U. Oka, Seattle Central Community College
This assignment aims to illuminate connections among consumption/capitalism, media/ideology and the degradation of the environment. It also serves to introduce students to the data collection method of content analysis.
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental, Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Pollution & Waste, Social & Environmental Justice, Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Impact & Footprint
Courting Environmental Justice: Science, Community Knowledge and Public Health
Lin Nelson, The Evergreen State College
While this module was developed when we followed the federal criminal case around WR Grace and asbestos exposure in a small Montana mining town, it can be adapted for a range of learning experiences regarding environmental justice, argumentation, strategizing, remediation and sustainability.
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Promising Pedagogies, Human Health & Wellbeing, Pollution & Waste, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies
Visualizing Social Justice in South Seattle: Data Analysis, Race, and The Duwamish River Basin
Eunice Blavascunas, University of Washington
We examine the factors of race and environmental contamination, starting from the premise (and data proving) that race is not a biological, scientifically valid category, but a social, historical construction with real world consequences for equal access to health, resources, and power.
Bioregion Scale: Regional, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Ecosystem Health, Pollution & Waste, Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Impact & Footprint, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Social & Environmental Justice