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Anthropology of the Environment

This course focuses on people's complex relationships to their environment. It examines different anthropological approaches to analyze human adaptive strategies to diverse ecosystems around the world from a historical and cross-cultural perspective. It will also examine the different strategies and knowledge systems that humans develop for managing their resources. Finally, the course looks at the rise of political ecology as a perspective to analyze the role of power relations, institutions and ideas of nature in environmental change and conservation.

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