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  1. Week 1 - Changing approaches to the environment 4 items
    1. Introducing human geographies - Cloke, Paul J., Crang, Phil, Goodwin, Mark 2005

      Book Essential Read chapter by Sarah Whatmore on Culture-Nature. Key introductory reading.

    2. The politics of the environment: ideas, activism, policy - Carter, Neil 2007

      Book Essential Read chapter 1 for a brief overview of how the way people view the environment has changed.

    3. Contested natures - Macnaghten, Phil, Urry, John 1998

      Book Recommended Read chapter 2 for a good detailed overview of changing attitudes to the environment

    4. Nature - Castree, Noel 2005

      Book Recommended Read chapter 2 for a useful overview of the different ways Geographers have studied nature.

  2. Week 2 - Cultural Geography: Imagining the natural world 11 items
    1. Introducing human geographies - Cloke, Paul J., Crang, Phil, Goodwin, Mark 2005

      Book Essential Read chapters on 'Landscape' by Catherine Nash and 'The Country' by Paul Cloke.

    2. Contested environments - Bingham, Nick, Blowers, Andrew, Belshaw, Chris 2003

      Book  Read chapter by Belshaw on 'Landscapes, parks and wilderness'.

    3. Landscape and Englishness - Matless, David 2001

      Book Optional

    4. An overcrowded world?: population, resources and the environment - Sarre, Philip, Blunden, John, Open University 1995

      Book Recommended Read chapter by Sarre on 'Paradise lost'

    5. Contested natures - Macnaghten, Phil, Urry, John 1998

      Book  Read chapter 6.

    6. Writing the rural: five cultural geographies - Cloke, Paul J. c1994

      Book Optional Read Matlass on 'Doing the English Village'

  3. Week 3 - Health, Environment and the Tropical Imagination 22 items
    1. A companion to health and medical geography - Brown, Tim, McLafferty, Sara, Moon, Graham 2010

      Book Recommended Read chapter by Alison Williams on 'Therapeutic landscapes as health promoting places'

    2. Natural environments -- healthy environments? An exploratory analysis of the relationship between greenspace and health - Sjerp de Vries , Robert A Verheij , Peter P Groenewegen, Peter Spreeuwenberg 2003

      Article Recommended

    3. Culture/place/health - Gesler, Wilbert M., Kearns, Robin A., MyiLibrary 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 7 - Landscapes and healing

    4. Landscape and Englishness - Matless, David 2001

      Book Optional

    5. Therapeutic landscapes - Williams, Allison c2007

      Book Recommended

    6. Therapeutic landscapes: the dynamic between place and wellness - Williams, Allison c1999

      Book Recommended Earlier version of the 2007 edition

    7. Sewers and scapegoats: Spatial metaphors of smallpox in nineteenth century San Francisco - Susan Craddock 1995

      Article Essential Explores the marginalization of Chinese in nineteenth‐century San Francisco.

    8. A companion to health and medical geography - Brown, Tim, McLafferty, Sara, Moon, Graham 2010

      Book Essential Read chapter by Craddock and Brown on 'Representing the un/healthy body, pp.301-321. The last half of this essay offers insight into issues covered in this lecture.

    9. The problem of nature: environment, culture and European expansion - Arnold, David 1996

      Book Recommended Focus on chapters 2 and 8. An historical account of the place of nature in European thought.

    10. Embodying place: pathologizing Chinese and Chinatown in nineteenthcentury San Francisco - Susan Craddock 1999

      Article Recommended Similar to Craddock (1995) but emphasizes notion of embodiment.

    11. Introducing human geographies - Cloke, Paul J., Crang, Phil, Goodwin, Mark 2005

      Book Recommended Read chapter by Driver on ‘Imaginative geographies’ pp 144‐155. An approachable summary that covers range of related issues.

    12. Contagious cities - Roger Keil, S. Harris Ali 2007

      Article Recommended A good account of current fears regarding globalization, increased population mobility and contagion.

    13. The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 (American Memory, Library of Congress)

      Webpage  Historical material relating to the Chinese experience in nineteenth‐century San Francisco.

    14. Public Health Agency of Canada - Publications - Learning from SARS - Dr Naylor's Response

      Webpage Recommended Contemporary account of the marginalisation of immigrants/immigrant communities during the SARS outbreak

    15. RacializationOfSARS.pdf (application/pdf Object)

      Document Recommended Contemporary account of the marginalisation of immigrants/immigrant communities during the SARS outbreak.

    16. BBC Horizon: SARS, The True Story (2003) 16 Oct 2011

      Audio-visual document Optional Useful background on the SARS outbreak

  4. Week 4 - Coursework Assignment Workshop 2 items
    1. Study skills for geography, earth and environmental science students - Kneale, Pauline E. 2011

      Book Recommended Read Chapters 5, 6 11 & 17

    2. Study skills for geographers: a practical guide - Kneale, Pauline E. 1999

      Book 

  5. Week 5 - How we turned the Environment into a Commodity 17 items
    1. Commodifying what nature? - Noel Castree 2003-6-1

      Article Essential

    2. Contested environments - Bingham, Nick, Blowers, Andrew, Belshaw, Chris 2003

      Book Recommended Read essay by Jackie Burgess on 'Environmental values in environmental decision making'

    3. Social nature: theory, practice, and politics - Castree, Noel, Braun, Bruce 2001

      Book Essential The chapter by Noel Castree on 'Marxism, Capitalism and the Production of Nature' is essential reading.

    4. Follow the Things | Home

      Webpage Recommended Useful insight into commodity chains and the way in which products are distanced from the sites and conditions of thier production.

    5. Uncommon ground: rethinking the human place in nature - Cronon, William 1996

      Book Recommended Read chapter by Price on 'Looking for Nature at the Mall' for an insight into how we consume nature as a commodity.

    6. The Production of Nature 1984

      Chapter Recommended A classic chapter which looks at how Capitalism motivates us to exploit nature for a profit.

    7. Geographies of global change: remapping the world - Johnston, R. J., Taylor, Peter J., Watts, Michael J. 2002

      Book Recommended The chapter by Whatmore on the 'Global food System' provides a useful insight into the industrialisation of agriculture.

    8. Value, Abstraction and Material. Thoughts on Doreen Massey's speech during the occupation of St Pauls 2011

      Webpage Optional Interesting blog which links the current occupation of St. Pauls to some of the issues we've been discussing in class, around the focus on economic over other sorts of value, and the way in which people are distanced from the conditions in which the goods they buy are produced.

    9. Making sense of nature - Castree, Noel 2013

      Book Recommended

  6. Week 6 - Environmental Justice 11 items
    1. Social nature: theory, practice, and politics - Castree, Noel, Braun, Bruce 2001

      Book Essential Read Chapter 9 by Mark Pelling on 'Unnatural disasters'

    2. An Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - Centre for Progressive Reform

      Document Recommended Left-wing report on Katrina's impact and socical and political context.

    3. Justice and the Environment - A Dobson

      Book Recommended Focus on pages 12-31 of the PDF chapter available online

    4. The macro-economic impact of disasters - Mark Pelling, Alpaslan Özerdemb, Sultan Barakatb 2002

      Article Recommended

    5. Liberation ecologies: environment, development, social movements - Peet, Richard, Watts, Michael 1996

      Book Recommended

    6. Eco-socialism: from deep ecology to social justice - Pepper, David 1993

      Book Recommended

    7. Environmental Justice - C Stephens, S Bullock, A Scott 2001

      Document Recommended

    8. Hurricane Katrina and abandoned being - K Bakker, B Braun, J McCarthy 2005

      Article Recommended

    9. An Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - Centre for Progressive Reform

      Document Optional Left-wing report on Katrina's impact and the wider social and political context.

    10. A Village Called Versailles

      Website Optional Web-bases resources for looking at grassroots activism for environmental justice in the Vietnamese commmunity in New Orleans

  7. Week 8 - Famine 14 items
    1. Haitian farmers undermined by food aid - Jacob Kushner 11 January 2012

      Article Essential Very clearly written new article explaning the problem with food aid and how this can increase long term population dependency and vulnerability in post-disaster areas.

    2. Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation - Sen, Amartya, Oxford University Press 1983 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. The new famines: why famines persist in an era of globalization - Devereux, Stephen, MyiLibrary 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Famine in China 1958-61 - Basil Ashton, Kenneth Hill, Alan Piazza, Robin Zeitz 1984

      Article 

    5. The North Korean famine and its demographic impact - Daniel Goodkind, Loraine West 2001

      Article Recommended

    6. Population and disaster - Clarke, John I. 1989

      Book Recommended See chapters 7, 8, 9 & 10

    7. Famine demography: perspectives from the past and present - Dyson, Tim, Ó Gráda, Cormac 2002

      Book Optional

    8. Famine and food security in Ethiopia: lessons for Africa - Webb, Patrick, Braun, Joachim von, International Food Policy Research Institute 1994

      Book Recommended

  8. Week 9 - Genetically-Modified Foods 13 items
    1. Contested environments - Bingham, Nick, Blowers, Andrew, Belshaw, Chris 2003

      Book Essential Read chapter on 'Food fights: On power, contest and GM'

    2. Hybrid geographies: natures, cultures, spaces - Whatmore, Sarah 2002

      Book Optional Read chapter 6 'Transgressing objectivity: The monsterous topicality of 'GM' foods'

    3. Worlds of food: place, power, and provenance in the food chain - Morgan, Kevin, Marsden, Terry, Murdoch, Jonathan 2008

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 2 ' The regulatory world of Argi-food: politics, power and conventions'

  9. Week 10 - Scientific perspectives and the environment 6 items
    1. Introducing human geographies - Cloke, Paul J., Crang, Phil, Goodwin, Mark 2005

      Book Essential Read the chapter by Eden on 'Global and Local Environmental Problems'

    2. Bringing Local Knowledge into Environmental Decision Making: Improving Urban Planning for Communities at Risk - Jason Corburn 2003

      Article Optional Further reading on some of the challenges of how to incorporate both scientific knowledge and local knowledge into environmental decision making

    3. Coproducing flood risk knowledge: redistributing expertise in critical ‘participatory modelling’ - C Landström , S J Whatmore, S N Lane, N A Odoni 2011

      Article Optional Further reading on some of the challenges of how to incorporate both scientific knowledge and local knowledge into environmental decision making

  10. Week 11 - The politics of climate change 7 items
    1. Warming increases the risk of civil war in Africa - M. B. Burke, E. Miguel, S. Satyanath, J. A. Dykema 08/12/2009

      Article 

    2. Introduction to modern climate change - Dessler, Andrew Emory 2012

      Book 

    3. Uncertain climate: An investigation into public scepticism about anthropogenic climate change - Wouter Poortinga, Alexa Spence, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Stuart Capstick 2011-8

      Article 

  11. Week 12 - The Anthropocene 14 items
    1. Geology of mankind - Paul J. Crutzen 2002-1-3

      Article Essential

    2. Earth System governmentality - Eva Lövbrand, Johannes Stripple, Bo Wiman 2009-2

      Article Essential

    3. The Anthropocene: Are humans now overwhelming the great forces of nature - Will Steffen, Paul J. Crutzen and John R. McNeill 2007

      Article Essential

    4. The New World of the Anthropocene - Jan Zalasiewicz*, Mark Williams, Will Steffen, Paul Crutzen 04/2010

      Article Essential

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