Sustainability, Gender, & Development in the Global South, A Syllabus

Bhiki, Punjab (2011) by Tanya Rawal-Jindia

“I can not separate the lower body from the upper half. I can not separate the individual from society.” –Nawal El Saadawi


Assignments

40% Medium Articles (4; Due dates: Feb 2, Feb 17, March 1, March 15)

20% Final Exam

20% Attendance/Pop Quizzes

20% Group Projects


Week 1: The Global South Question

January 11, 2017

Where is the Global South? The Global South is an epistemological construction, not an ontological entity.

January 13, 2017

Can the South be in the north?
Is water a human right?

Week 2: Developing Underdevelopment

January 18, 2017

  • Shiva, Vandana. “Development, Ecology and Women.” Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India. New Delhi: Kali, 1988. (pg. 1–14)
  • Esteva, Gustavo. “Development.” The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power. 1–23.

January 20, 2017

Week 3: Sustainability & Economics

January 23, 2017

January 25, 2017

January 27, 2017

Week 4: Bhopal, CSR, & DOW

January 30, 2017

February 1, 2017

Amartya Sen V. Vandana Shiva, A Debate Within India:

February 3, 2017

Week 5: Gender, Ecofeminism, Nature as Mother

February 6, 2017

February 8, 2017

February 10, 2017

Week 6: Biodiversity (the earth’s natural capital) As Sustainability

February 13, 2017

February 15, 2017

February 17, 2017: No Class

Week 7: Ken Saro-Wiwa, Shell, and Nigeria

February 20, 2017: Holiday

February 22, 2017

February 24, 2017

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s “Africa Kills Her Son” (1989)

Week 8: Food Security

February 27, 2017

March 1, 2017

March 3, 2017

Week 9: Farmers

March 6, 2017

March 8, 2017

March 10, 2017

Week 10

March 13, 2017

Group Presentations

March 15, 2017

Group Presentations

March 17, 2017

Group Presentations

Final Exam