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“Agribiopolitics: Plants and humans in the age of monocrops in Paraguay”

As part of the LACIS & the Holtz Center's "Science and Technology in the Hispanic World" series

Event Details

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
12-1 p.m.
In this presentation, environmental anthropologist Kregg Hetherington will argue that biopolitics was always agribiopolitics, a political technique that made certain populations of humans thrive alongside companion crops. Using Paraguay as a site of genealogical engagement, he will show how this history of monocrops first supported, then undermined human welfare, and how intertwined it is with the political Anthropocene. Co-sponsored by the Center for Culture, History and the Environment.