Climate Change and the Senses

Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology: Climate Change and the Senses
Course Number: 
189
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Section: 
001
Location: 
Kroeber 221
Instructor: 
Sarah E. Vaughn
Units: 
4
Time: 
Tu, Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm
CCN: 
15296

Climate Change and the Senses

This course is an introduction for students interested in the study of climate change and culture. It does so by pursuing questions about the psychic and social forms of life shaped by technologies used to understand and manage vulnerability to climate change. 

Of primary concern is what these technologies tell us about the formation of subjectivity and how people sense changes in climate over time.   To this end, we will explore a variety of cultural and historical locations, and a diverse set of issues related to climate change such as “catastrophe,” “risk,” and “uncertainty.”