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Nature’s Futures

Raymond Williams famously said that nature may be the most complex word in the English language. Any full history of the uses of the term nature, he added, would be a history of a large part of human thought. This course unpacks some of these complexities of nature, situates nature and nature-society relations in the historical contexts, and engages with alternative imaginaries of nature, the relevance of which has never been greater.

The themes for this course will include, among others:

- Political economy of nature

- Production of nature

- Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and the problematic of modernity

- Multispecies entanglement

- Neoliberalism, nature, and the geographies of violence

- Justice, nature, and the questions difference, and

- Nature in an apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic world.

This course will expose students to a range of theoretical perspectives on nature and nature-society dialectics, while grounding their understanding in real-world examples, drawn particularly from the Global South.

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