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Environmental Conflict and Social Change, Fall 2005
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This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, ...

This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States. It uses environmental conflict to draw attention to competing understandings and uses of "nature" as well as the local, national and transnational power relationships in which environmental interactions are embedded. In addition to utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, this subject draws upon a series of ethnographic case studies of environmental conflicts in various parts of the world.

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World Cultures
Science and Technology
Anthropology
Social Sciences
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Case Study
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Walley, Christine
Withering Crops
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As the global population continues to increase, scientists and farmers are concerned ...

As the global population continues to increase, scientists and farmers are concerned about the impacts that climate change could have on the world's crops. To better understand the process of photosynthesis and how plants use water and carbon dioxide to thrive, scientists are studying the stress limits of plants. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Social Sciences
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Instructional Material
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Provider:
NBC Learn
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Changing Planet
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National Science Foundation
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