An anthropologist and activist discusses her work with Indigenous youth and how social services and other state programs may be colonial intervention by another name.
Tagged: Urban Environment
Climate change, indigenous knowledge, environmental justice. Edge Effects contributors addressed critical issues in a year of social and environmental upheaval.
When students critique outdoor fashion on campus, their views reveal gendered, ethnic, and regional stereotypes at play in the local meaning of international brands.
To be outside the “home” was a dangerous place to be in Gilded Age America. Richard White tells the story of how the modern nation reluctantly came into being alongside the environmental crisis of the late nineteenth century.
The geography of a city can compel people to behave in predictable patterns. A new card game challenges players to rethink and explore urban spaces.
A recent book shows Chicago’s turn-of-the-century black and immigrant laborers embraced the great outdoors. Did they have any other choice?
An important new essay collection avoids the old arguments about wilderness and instead offers 26 meditations on living well in our places.
Who should be allowed to brand a neighborhood? A review of Derek Hyra’s new book, “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City,” examining transformations in the Shaw/U Street neighborhood of the nation’s capital.
An urban history nearly devoid of people nonetheless holds lessons for communal human life today.
The migration of African Americans to cities and the rise of a commuter culture in the suburbs were shaped by one transformative technology: the automobile.