Biological and Psychological Discussion Essay Project
This week’s reading provides an overview of the research on biological and psychological perspectives, as well as discusses strain and culture deviance theories. After reviewing the reading for week 2, as well as the week 2 discussion articles in the lesson for this week, discuss/debate with your classmates your position pertaining to biological and psychological perspectives of explaining crime. Also, examine at least one theory from the assigned reading that explains crime and articulate why you either strongly agree or disagree with it.
Gardens as Political Discussion
Gardens are political. In cities across the world, gardens serve both to advance and/ or to challenge the capitalist ideology of nature as something cheap. Reasons why gardens are political and that we discussed in our zoom meetings are:
Landscaping and gardening express in material form particular world-views (ideas about nature and society; meanings and values)
Gardens enunciate and perform particular patterns of exclusion and inclusion.
They make visible power struggles among groups with different world-views of what a garden should be, for whom it should be and what should their uses be (for example: production or recreation).
Gardens serve to regulate access to and control of green spaces in particular ways.
Gardens demand a lot of labor, in some cases, impossible engineering
Gardens enable community alliances and social networking.
Use these ideas above and others you thought about and think about a garden that you know, or elaborate in one of the ones that we saw in class materials (LA garden, Vienna garden
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