GCOM 10105 - FLEFF: Subduction Zones: How underlying conditions lead to soc conflict as represented in contp film

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A recent New York Times article explains why Mexico is prone to earthquakes. Mexico is located on a "Subduction zone, a "part of the earth where one slab of the crust is slowly sliding under another...." "Subduction zone" is a useful metaphor for representing how social conflict results from the pressure that builds up when underlying forces compete and collide. The class will read an essay by the social philosopher, Wendell Berry, as a way of creating a "template" of ideal--"stress-free"-- community life. We'll view films in the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival as well as Spike Lee's film, Do the Right Thing, and discuss the extent to which our "template" accounts for the social friction and destruction represented in the films.
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Liberal Arts
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Spring 2018
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20
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