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Plantation Legacies

This essay from Edge Effects examines the plantation as transformational in the history of organizing life, land and labor. It looks at conversations around racialized violence, land alienation, and species loss as recurrent themes of the "Plantationocene."Read more

NEW ORLEANS ANTHROPOCENE FIELD CAMPUS DAY 2

DAY TWO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: Petrochemical Labor On this day we will discover the Anthropocene through different site visits and conversations around petrochemical labor. Industrial production, work, community action, health, and partnership all mark out the areas of concern. Meetings and...Read more

NEW ORLEANS ANTHROPOCENE FIELD CAMPUS DAY 3

DAY THREE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: 4S Session Panels + Land Use Professionals in the Anthropocene Morning: Participants will attend two panels and a networking lunch meet-up at the Society for Social Studies of Science annual meeting, focused on the Quotidian Anthropocene Project. Afternoon:...Read more
First Slavery, Then a Chemical Plant and Cancer Deaths: One Town's Brutal History

This Guardian article by Jamiles Lartey explores the history pervasive racial and environmental inequality in Saint John the Baptist parish, from slavery to the modern day. It Highlights Belle Pointe Plantation, which became a Du Pont refinery.Read more

From Plantations to Petroleum

This article, from the Historical Society of St. Charles Parish in Louisiana, examines the transformation of the landscape in that region from plantations to industrial complexes. Read more

NEW ORLEANS ANTHROPOCENE FIELD CAMPUS DAY 4

Making and Doing Morning Open 1:15-5:30pm Making and Doing Session “Narrating Anthropocenes” at 4S 1:15-4:00pm Make-Your-Own Anthropocene Field Campus 4:00-5:30pm Concluding Discussion 7:00-9:00 STS Underground Symposium: Petrochemicals and Citizen Science Location: Tulane River and Coastal Center...Read more
Plantation Futures

This essay by Katherine McKittrick explores plantation geographies. In drawing specific attention to the ways past configurations of the plantation are recast in post-slave urban contexts, the discussion signals the links between black dispossession and geography, while also considering...Read more

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