There has been a steady growth of social science research into environmental issues over the past 30 years. Yet, the majority of social science research and writing in mainstream publications and disciplines remains largely gender-blind. There is, however, an established body of feminist analyses of environmental issues that requires greater attention in both scholarly and policy arenas.
This course will engage with these feminist analyses of environmental issues, asking:
- What is the relationship between gender and environment?
- How have others in the social sciences theorised gender, environment and their relationship, including recent trends in this area?
- How can a gender-sensitive lens advance our analyses of and proposed solutions to environmental issues?
- Ecofeminism and its critics
- Gender and environmental justice
- Intersectionality and environment
- Pollution and the body
- Feminist studies of animal-human relations
- Gender and environmental activism
- Domestic eco technologies
- Resource creation, use and conservation
- Gender dimensions of climate change
- Consumption and subject formation