LAS 218 /URB 218 Social Justice: The Latin American City

Professor(s): Ben A. Gerlofs
Description/Objective: This course deals with difficult questions of how urban social justice is understood, demanded, pursued, and meted out.The UN reports that more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, a transformation especially profound in Latin America. In this course, we will critically assess both this urban terrain and the tools and theories we use to apprehend it, from `environmental racism' to the 'circuits of capital', and from the 'Pink Tide' to the 'postpolitical'.

Schedule: L01 1:30 pm-2:50 MW