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Spring 2020
Jun 23, 2021
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ENVS 0705 - Equity and the Environment: Movements, Scholarship, Solutions
The environmental justice movement emerged in the U.S. South from the observation that African-Americans were more exposed to toxics than whites. It spurred decades of academic and activist efforts to understand and address the relationship between inequality and environment. The issue has expanded around the world, and beyond unequal exposures to “bads”, to unequal access to “goods,” along lines of equity by race, class, gender, ethnicity, indigenous identity, and position in the global economy. Issues of assigning responsibility and applying theories of justice with legal instruments have made environmental justice policy difficult. This course seeks to serve first-years and sophomores.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Extra Credit Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Inst. Brown for Env. and Soc. Department

Course Attributes:
DIAP-Race, Gender & Inequality

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