“Dead” Land and the End of Capitalism? Interrogating the Politics of Toxic Environments and Capitalist Accumulation - I

Type: Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Scheduler ID: THU-025-1:20 p.m.
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Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Iberville, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
Organizers: Cynthia Morinville, Nicole Van Lier
Chairs: Nicole Van Lier

Description

In this session, we seek to explore the politics, the tensions, and the productive intersections between debates on the degradation of nature, of capitalist economies, and the rejuvenating potential for both life and value from toxic environments. We consider the ontologies and the temporalities of “dead” land and environments. We question what it means to conceptualize land, nature, and environments as “dead”, as “toxic”, or as having “no value”. We ask what “dead land” and toxic environments mean for the state, for capital, and for nature. We question the legitimacy and the utility of conceptualizing nature, environments, lands, spaces in these terms.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Cynthia Morinville*, University of Toronto, “Dead” Land and the End of Capitalism? Interrogating the Politics of Toxic Environments and Capitalist Accumulation Nicole Van Lier*, University of Toronto, “Dead” Land and the End of Capitalism? Interrogating the Politics of Toxic Environments and Capitalist Accumulation 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Carley-Jane Stanton*, University of Oxford, Oil Sands, Fungi, and Hauntings: Foraging in the Spectral Landscape of Fort McMurray, Canada 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Elizabeth Lord*, Harvard University, The Rural/Urban divide and Socio-Environmental Reproduction in Contemporary China 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Joshua Steckley*, , Manufacturing Commodity Frontiers 20 2:20 PM
Discussant Anna Stanley University of Guelph 20 2:40 PM

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