People, Parks, & Power Course Schedule

Header image courtesy Spaceworks Tacoma/ Tlingit artist Nahaan’s ‘Coastal Wombyn’s Resistance.’


ANTH 339 – HSU, Fall 2020, Online

Schedule below is subject to change with fair notice. See Canvas for details & due dates – See the syllabus for description of assignments, class policies, etc.

* Denotes assignment/participation due dates

+ Denotes optional course materials


Part I: Neocolonialism, Science, & Conservation

 

Anti-cholera inoculation in Calcutta in 1894.

Anti-cholera inoculation in Calcutta in 1894.

Week 1 (08/24 to 08/28) Epistemologies & Power

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 08/27, 10 a.m. PDT. Zoom Syllabus review, Q&A, meet & greet (Optional).
  • 08/30 Canvas Discussion #1: Introduction Thread (Mandatory)

+Optional material for further learning:


Week 2 (8/31 to 09/04) Conservation as Neocolonialism

Read/Watch/listen:

 *Attend/Complete:

+Optional material for further learning:


Week 3 (09/07 to 09/11) Decolonizing Conservation

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 09/10 Zoom meeting/Canvas discussion/Reading lab #2: Decolonization

+Optional material for further learning:


Week 4 (09/14 to 09/18) National Parks & Settler Colonialism

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 09/24 Due: Reading Assessment #2: Coloniality of National Parks

+Optional material for further learning:


Part II Neoliberal Conservation

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The Tiger King

Note: Topics and assignments are currently 1 week behind. Schedule revision coming shortly

 Week 5 (09/21 to 09/25) Green Capitalism

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*Attend/Complete:

  • 09/24 Due: Reading Assessment #3 Commodified Conservation

 +Optional material for further learning:


Week 6 (09/28 to 10/2) The Spectacle: Nature Fetishism as Conservation

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 10/01 16 Zoom meeting/Canvas discussion/Reading lab #3: The Spectacle, Capitalism & Conservation

+Optional material for further learning:

Part III Displacement & Green Militarization

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Moses Ole Mpoe, Maasai activist, speaks at a rally in Mau Narok in November, 2010.

Week 7 (10/05 to 10/09) Displacement & Dispossession

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 10/08 Due: Reading Assessment #4: Maasai + Displacement
  • 10/08 Due: Artifact 1: Canvas Workshop

 +Optional material for further learning:


Week 8 (10/12 to 10/16): Green Wars: Militarization of Conservation

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*Attend/Complete:

  • 10/15 Due: Reading Assessment #5: Green Wars
  • 10/15 16 Zoom meeting/Canvas discussion/Reading lab #4: Militarization

 +Optional material for further learning:


Week 9 (10/19 to 10/23) War on Drugs & Tropical Ecologies

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 10/22 Due: Reading Assessment #6: Drugs, War and Militarization
  • 10/22 Due: Decolonized Conservation Map: Case Study topic due on Canvas (Must pick original topic via Canvas post)

+Optional material for further learning:


Part IV Alternative Conservationshttps___s3-us-west-2.amazonaws

Courtesy Spaceworks Tacoma/ Tlingit artist Nahaan’s ‘Coastal Wombyn’s Resistance.’

Week 10 (10/26 to 10/30) EcoFeminism & Environmental Protection

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*Attend/Complete:

  • Zoom/Canvas/Reading Lab combined w/Week 11

+Optional material for further learning:

Week 11 (11/02 to 11/06) Black/African-Centered Perspectives on Conservation

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 11/05 Due: Reading Assessment #7: Race & Conservation
  • 11/05 16 Zoom meeting/Canvas discussion/Reading lab #5+6: Ecofeminism, Race, and Conservation

+Optional material for further learning:


Week 12 (11/09 to 11/13) Indigenous Sovereignty & Protection of Land

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • Zoom/Canvas/Reading lab combined w/Week 13

+Optional material for further learning:


Week 13 (11/16 to 11/20) Environmental Personhood: Humboldt Case studies

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 11/19 Due: Reading Assessment #8: Klamath Personhood
  • 11/19 Zoom meeting/Canvas discussion/Reading lab #7+8 GUEST
  • 11/19 Decolonized Map Project: Preliminary Draft Due

+Optional material for further learning:


Week 14 (Fall Break 11/23 to 11/27) ***No Course Material Assigned***


Part V Inconclusions

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Artwork by Anastasya Eliseeva

 Week 15 (11/30 to 12/04) Conservation & the Anthropocene

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 12/03 Due: Reading Assessment #9:

+Optional material for further learning:


Week 16 (12/07 to 12/11) Wrapping up People, Parks, & Power

Read/Watch/listen:

*Attend/Complete:

  • 12/10 Due: Reading Assessment #10: Anthropocene
  • 12/10 Zoom meeting/Canvas discussion/Reading lab #9+10: Inconclusions

12/15 Final Artifact Assignment Due on Canvas

12/15 Final Zoom Workshop: Artifact Show & Tell