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The Division of Social Sciences Spring 2022 Luncheon Seminar Series

Speaker: Daisaku Yamamoto, Associate Professor of Geography and Asian Studies

Date/Time:  Mar. 24th 12-1pm

Location: Hybrid event.

-In person: 27 Persson Auditorium 

-zoom registration link:

Lunch: Grab & go lunches available after talk w/ vegetarian options, while supplies last.

Title: Life Environmentalism: Old Sake in New Bottles?

Brief description:

Life environmentalism (生活環境主義 seikatsu kankyo shugi) is a set of theories and policy approaches to resolve local environmental problems, which originally emerged in the 1980s in Japan. Some of its main tenets resemble the claims of contemporary Anglo-American literature (e.g., political ecology and sustainable livehildhood approach) in geography and its related fields. Yet, I argue that we can still learn important lessons about what it means to develop "indegenous" theories and policies that take unique historical geographical and intellectual contexts seriously when seeking less conflicting and more sustainable solutions for socio-environmental challenges we face today.



The next talk in this series is on Apr. 7th with Professor Spadola (SOAN).


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