Gender, Land and Food Movement

Fall 2015


Fall 2014 – see summary


From the course catalog:

We begin this course by sifting the earth between our fingers as part of a community learning partnership with area farms in Springfield, Hadley and other neighboring towns. Drawing from women’s movements and feminisms across the globe, this course develops an understanding of current trends in neoliberal capitalism. We also map the history of transnational connections between people, ideas and movements from the mid-20th century to the present. Through films, memoirs, history and ethnography, this course explores women’s activism around land and the environment. Students develop community- based research projects in consultation with Springfield food justice activists, link their local research with global agricultural movements, write papers and give one oral public presentation. Prerequisite: SWG 150.