Upper Delta Field Station: Commodity Exploitation

Field Station 5 looks at the Upper Delta region—stretching from Memphis, Tennessee, all the way to New Orleans, Louisiana— which has been shaped intensively by environmental forces, the dynamics of evolving multiracial identities in the American South, as well as by inherently global economic forces. All these factors spatially construct the Upper Delta. This is as true for the social meanings and identities it confers on human bodies as it is for the actual terrain and aquatic infrastructure that has formed the topographic body of the landscape itself.

Field Station Organizers: Maya Kovskaya, Abbéy Odunlami, Jared Richardson and Quintan Ana Wikswo


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July 24, 2019

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Jason Ludwig and Tim Schütz. 24 July 2019, "Upper Delta Field Station: Commodity Exploitation", Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 24 July 2019, accessed 18 May 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/upper-delta-field-station-commodity-exploitation