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ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH-537
Topics in Language and Culture (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Comparative perspectives on the interrelationships of cultural and linguistic patterns in different societies. Case studies focus on language variation and pluralism, social hierarchies, gender diversity, language history, colonialism, and nation building.

ANTH-537
001
ANTHROPOLOGY
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics in Language and Culture (3)

Language and Environmental Justice

The social and economic practices that are creating environmental crises worldwide are also disrupting language traditions and negatively impacting language use in local and regional settings. Narratives, folk lore, and storytelling provide clues to local environmental knowledge, and can guide today's activists as they document the structural basis of current-day environmental injustice and the historical conditions from which those structures emerged. Corporations tell stories, too, and their descriptions of development schemes can be matched against community narratives to reveal additional sites of inequality. Strategies for building language-centered resistance to environmental imperialism are explored and students have opportunities to apply course ideas to their own environment-centered research/activist interests.