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Environmental Justice part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Courses
Poor and minority populations have historically borne the brunt of environmental inequalities in the United States, suffering disproportionately from the effects of pollution, dispossession of land, resource depletion, dangerous jobs, limited access to common resources, and exposure to environmental hazards. Paying particular attention to the ways that race, ethnicity, class, and gender have shaped the political and economic dimensions of environmental injustices, this course draws on the work of scholars and activists to examine the long history of environmental inequities in the United States, along with more recent political movementsnational and localthat seek to rectify environmental injustices and develop new possibilities for understanding the human place in nature.
History, Privilege, and Disproportional Environmental Burdens part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Essays
Christopher Wells, , Macalester College My course, Environmental Justice, is cross-listed among the departments of Environmental Studies, History, and American Studies, and focuses on a few key themes and ...