ANTH424 - POLITICAL ECOL OF CITY

Cities have been centres of aspiration for much of human history. They have provided a limited yet critical locus for social mobility, both in political and economic terms. As large agglomerations of political and economic power, urban residents have also consumed growing proportions of the earths mineral, food and water resources from the national (and international) body. The contradictory aspects of urban aspiration frame this course. Drawing on the frameworks of political ecology, in this course we think through the cities of the global south to understand how cities are made. To do this, we will first focus on the construction on the liberal city and how it has been occupied, both formally and informally, by urban subjects in most of the world. Next, we will learn about projects through which natural resources have been directed to and through the city. Finally we will conclude with a particular attention to how urban resources are claimed by marginalized migrants, and the particular sorts of governance institutions these practices engender.
Section 301 - SEM - POLITICAL ECOL OF CITY: POLITICAL ECOLOGIES OF THE CITY
T 0130PM-0430PM
ANAND, NIKHIL
Section 401 - SEM - POLITICAL ECOLOGIES OF THE CITY
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ANAND, NIKHIL