Reading for 11/25
Reading for 12/2
Read and be prepared to discuss Kai Shafft et al_“Local Impacts off Unconventional Gas Development”
Reading for 11/25
Read and be prepared to discuss Cheryl McEwan and David Bek_”The Political Economy of Alternative Trade”
Readings for 11/11
1. Read and be prepared to discuss Nathan McClintock_”Why Farm the City”
2. Read and be prepared to discuss Gwen Ottinger_”Buckets of Resistance”
Reading for 11/4
Please read the following for the next class on Nov. 4 and be prepared to discuss; if possible, print and bring a copy of the article with you. New York Times Miches DR
Readings and assignments for 10/21
1. Read the following article on sharing economies: http://www.thepressproject.net/article/68073/AirBnb-is-a-rental-economy-not-a-sharing-economy
2. Be prepared to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of sharing economies in class.
Readings and assignments for 10/7
1. Be prepared to discuss Emmons article from last week Dont Expect Consumer_Spending William Emmons, Don’t Expect Consumer Spending to be the Engine of Economic Growth it Once Was.
2. Read and be prepared to discuss Environmental History of NYC Water Supply David Soll, The Water Empire: Environmental and Political History of New York City Water Supply.
3. Do research and read various resources that relate to your research project. Bring a list including at least 3 examples of such resources that are particularly relevant for your research project (e.g. articles, websites). A hard copy of this list is due at the beginning of class. Also bring hard copies of these resources so that you can work on preparing annotated bibliography entries in class.
Readings and assignments for 9/30
1. Economics: Dont Expect Consumer_Spending William Emmons, Don’t Expect Consumer Spending to be the Engine of Economic Growth it Once Was.
William Emmons suggests that American consumers may not be able to serve as the engine of U.S. economic growth as they did in the prosperous post-war era from 1945 – 1980. Emmons identifies five reasons for this. Please identify one of these and discuss/post your views on it by Monday September 28. (Please bring a copy of the article to class on Wed.) .
2. Sociology: The Triumph of the Egg Susanne Freidberg, The Triumph of the Egg
Read this article and be prepared to discuss how our attitudes towards food and diets changed over time. (Please note a change in syllabus–read this article and bring printed copies to class).
Reading assignment for 9/16
David N. Pellow and Hollie Nyseth Brehm. 2013. “An Environmental Sociology for the Twenty-First Century.” Annual Review of Sociology 39:229-50. Pellow and Nyseth Brehm_Env Sociology
Reading assignment for 9/7:
I. Robert D.Atkinson and Darrene Hackler, Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change Policy, October 2010 and discuss/answer any two of the following questions on the Blog. (Read pages 1 – 10; 20 – 22; 25 – 29 and 30 – 31). Atkinson-etal-2010-econ-climate-change_theories
In class on 9/7: Please print and bring to class (extra copies will be available)