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Courses in the area of Societies and Environments (SE) examine the social dimensions of the environmental challenges facing human communities and our collective global interest in sustainability.
Societies & Environment Theme
Subject guides with in-depth resources in a particular topic or area of emphasis:
American Policy Directory
Search think tanks and organizations from the UO Libraries
Government Sources on Environmental Research
Locate local, regional, national and international statistics and research
Find scholarly blogs in all fields of study
Local organization working to education and advocate for policy change around climate change
Builds community power by waging campaigns at the intersection of racial, economic, gender and climate justice that incite community participation. Three grassroots campaigns include Food Access, Young Leaders, and Climate Justice
An independent news and commentary website with expertise from academics, edited by journalists.
Some key databases related to this theme are not limited to, but include the following. Those with the icon are available online through the UW Libraries.
Scholarly journal articles published by the American Anthropological Association.
Washington Prison History Project
An archive containing artifacts, commentaries, interviews, scholarship and multimedia games that explore the histories and activism around mass incarceration and abolition in WA state.
Global Social Policy
A forum on the impact of globalization processes on social policy and social development. Analyzes the contributions of national and international actors, governmental and non-governmental, to global social policy and social development.
Globality Studies Journal: Global History, Society, Civilization
Interdisciplinary analyses of global history and society, global civilization and local cultures.
New Global Studies
Interprets globalization with a historical and sociological angle. Articles on all aspects of globalization, embracing the economic, social, cultural, political and other ramifications.