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Today on Zoom we're going to be hearing from Barbara Rose Johnston http://www.centerforpoliticalecology.org/researchers/bjohnston.html/ Barbara’s work on nuclear and hydroelectric power is… powerful. She’s most famous for her 1994 book Who Pays the Price but for today I’ll have you read about her amazing work on the Chixoy Dam in Guatemala:
Johnston, Barbara Rose. 2017. “Action-Research and Environmental Justice: Lessons from Guatemala’s Chixoy Dam” in Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities by Ursula Heise and Jon Christensen (eds.). New York: Routledge.
This class was originally meant to be much longer. In addition to the chapter above, choose two more things to read. You can choose to read more about water (I put that first) or move on to what ever other topics you really wish we had been able to get to in this class. You only need to make 2 posts today, please make one of them about the topic you chose to read about, and at least one in response to each other. As well, if you want to continue the discussion from the zoom class, please do! You can certainly do more than 2 posts if you like for extra credit.
Choose any 2 articles/chapters:
Johnston, Barbara Rose. 2018. “Large-Scale Dam Development and Counter Movements: Water Justice Struggles Among Guatemala’s Chixoy Dam” pp 169-186 in Water Justice by Tutgerd Boelens, Tom Perreault and Jeoren Vos (eds.). Cambridge University Press.
Piper, Karen. “2. How a Coup Opened Chile’s Water Markets” The Price of Thirst.
Armoudian, Maria. “The Quiet Dismantling of Clean Water Regulations”
World Commission on Dams Dams and Development. (this is a 356 page report, but I wanted to include it for reference as it is the definitive document on the impacts of hydroelectric power. Feel free to read as little or much of it as you want, and count it for 1-3 articles depending on how much you read)
“4. Bolivia: emerging and traditional elites and the governance of the soy sector” in Environmental Politics in Latin America by Benedicted Bull and Mariel Aguilar-Stoen (eds).
“5. Argentina: government-agribusiness elite dynamics and its consequences for environmental governance” in Environmental Politics in Latin America by Benedicted Bull and Mariel Aguilar-Stoen (eds).
“6. Ecuador: changing biosafety frames and new political forces in Correa’s government.” in Environmental Politics in Latin America by Benedicted Bull and Mariel Aguilar-Stoen (eds).
Fumigation and the War on Drugs
Lyons, Kristina. “Decomposition as Life Politics” Cultural Anthropology.
Bates, Diane. “Deforestation in Ecuador” The Ecuador Reader.
“11. State governments and forest policy: a new elite in the Brazilian Amazon?” in Environmental Politics in Latin America by Benedicted Bull and Mariel Aguilar-Stoen (eds).
Howard, Philip. “The History of Ecological Marginalization in Chiapas” Environmental History.
Collier, George. Basta! (multiple chapters)
Barry, Tom. Zapata’s Revenge. (multiple chapters)
Goldenberg, Suzanne (2013) “America’s First Climate Refugees” The Guardian <https://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2013/may/13/newtok-alaska-climate-change-refugees > these are short, you need to follow the links to all the parts in order for it to count as a single article.