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Pitzer College    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 018 PZ -Prisons, Parks and the Legacies of Colonialism


Institution: Pitzer

Description: The legacies of colonialism in Africa are inscribed on the buildings and landscapes that colonizers left behind. The parks that shelter endangered species today were once the hunting grounds of British and French imperialists; the slave depots of earlier days became the prisons of the modern period. This is in an interdisciplinary, team-taught course that combines the approaches of history and political economy. We will be paying special attention to both “built” and “wild” environments, while bearing in mind that the latter can be just as constructed as the former. We use a number of approaches to compare confinement and conservation across continents: historical case studies, political economic theories, economic development policies, prison architecture, zoo policies, nature films, and safari brochures. We aim to examine present-day landscapes and prison complexes through the comparative lenses of history and political economy.

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