SHUM 6682

SHUM 6682

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This is course explores—and aims to disturb—"settlement." Attending to the close historical and economic relationship between the settlement of settler colonialism and the settlement of settled agriculture, the course takes specific plants and animals as lenses onto settler colonial capitalism. With a focus on processes of propertization and domestication, it asks: how have land and its inhabitants been practically and conceptually transformed through settlement? How might alternatives to settlement persist and be reactivated even in ecologies profoundly shaped by capitalism and colonialism? Students will examine settlement and study processes that have made land, plants, and animals into objects of extraction, granting attention to the way that movement and hybridity complicate and resist settlement.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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Syllabi: none
  • 18869 SHUM 6682   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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