GGR323H1: Commons, Commoning and Nature



This course examines the role of commons and commoning practices in rethinking how we share natural resources, nurture life-in-common and build more meaningful worlds. Topics covered include: the political and economic history of the commons and their erasure; social and environmental movements; geographies of commons governance; urban commons; more-than-human commons; and post-capitalist alternatives to address ecosystem emergencies. The course draws from Institutional and complexity theory; feminist decolonial theory; Indigenous philosophy; Black feminist thought; new materialism and posthumanism to understand the challenges and possibilities of reviving commons and commoning practices.

8.0 credits
GGR387H1 (Special Topics in Environmental Geography: Commons, Commoning and Ecologies of Care in a Post-Covid World), offered in Winter 2021
Social Science
Society and its Institutions (3)