The Plantationocene: A Conversation

Type: Virtual Panel
Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Organizers: Wendy Wolford


In this session, we discuss theorization of the modern era as the Plantationocene, a concept grounded in life on the land and centered around the role of the plantation in sustaining a racialized elite, propelling colonial exploration, creating a core and a periphery, sanctioning forced labor and shaping both the cultures we consume and the cultural norms we inhabit and perform. Panelists bring perspective from agrarian studies, critical development studies and political ecology to discuss the theory, history and political purchase of the plantation.


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