ENV 796b () / 2021-2022
Biopolitics of Human-Nonhuman Relations
Note: this course information is for the 2021-2022 academic year, not the current academic year (2020-2021).
Spring 2022: Time and location TBA
Seminar on the “post-humanist” turn toward multispecies ethnography. Section I, introduction to the course. Section II, the ontological turn: multispecies ethnography; and ecology and human consciousness; Section III, fauna: human-animal conflict?; hunting and politics; and the bushmeat ‘crisis’. Section IV, flora: ‘weedy/invasive/pest’ species; and ethnobotany. Section V, the long and broad view: the history of natural history; and the classics. Section VI, class contributions: student-selected readings; student presentations of seminar papers; and lecture by teaching fellow. Enrollment capped.