In Practice: Teaching Environmental American Studies in a Time of Crisis: Decarbonizing the US History Survey: The Case of “Postwar Affluence”

Eithne Quinn, Elsa Devienne, J. T. Roane, Alexis Young, Christine Okoth, John Wills, Frances Henderson

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Abstract

I have been thinking a lot about environmental pedagogy in American studies, especially since I started teaching a third-year interdisciplinary course, Climate Change & Culture Wars, which focusses on the post-1970s US. I wanted to know more about how others are approaching the topic as we face up to looming climate and ecological collapse. University teachers and learners across disciplines are reckoning with it, but what's going on in American studies in Britain, and what can we learn from each other and from teachers elsewhere? How is the crisis impacting on the framing of our disciplinary fields and how are we incorporating its intellectual and practical demands into pedagogic spaces and syllabi?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1255
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of American Studies
Volume55
Issue number5
Early online date27 Dec 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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