Coming to terms with the ‘messiness’ of the realities of resource industry research and how scholars confront such challenges ethically, methodologically, and corporeally is a central concern for many researchers carrying out fieldwork. Our discussion is informed by embodiment in the field and how researchers negotiate the politics, risks, and accomplishments associated with their projects. Drawing on feminist, postcolonial, and historical materialist insights, panelists will reflect on their own fieldwork experiences and the corporeal and representational concerns of current scholarship on natural resource intensive industry while also highlighting the biophysical and impermanent characteristics of resources. In an effort to emphasize the global political economic connections and similarities surrounding the metabolism of nature in different forms, the panelists bring together work on ‘traditional’ resources thought of as extractive (for example, oil) along with non-traditional resources and their extractive dimensions, such as fishery, agricultural monocultures, water,and tourism.
|Panelist||Emily Billo Goucher College||15|
|Panelist||Elizabeth Havice University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill||15|
|Panelist||Adrienne Johnson University of San Francisco||15|
|Panelist||Flora Lu UC Santa Cruz||20|
|Discussant||Gabriela Valdivia University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill||15|
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