Anthropology and Colonialism

Anthropology, Colonialism and Sustainability

Anthropology and colonialism have a unique relationship.   As we continue to progress and evolve as a society and culture, sustainability has also become an important area of research.  One way to understand how and why colonial history is relevant to the lives of students is to explore the relationship between colonialism and sustainability from an anthropological perspective.   Anthropologists are concerned with the human condition therefore anthropologists are well suited to focus on sustainability.   Sustainability refers to how well people are able to get their environmental, economic and social needs met.  To gain a better understanding of the impact colonialism has on our present day lives student researchers visually explored how well the global, social, cultural, economic and environmental goals of the United Nations Sustainability goals are being manifested in our local communities.