James Room
Nov 1, 2011 | 6:30PM

What’s on Your Plate? The History and Politics of Food

Hilary Callahan, Kim F. Hall, Deborah Valenze, and Paige West

How much do you know about the food you eat? Food production and the politics surrounding it have an enormous impact on our environment and economy. In recent years, scientists and activists have raised concerns about the sustainability and security of our food systems here in the US and around the world, but food has […]

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africana, anthropology, biology, class, economic justice, economics, environment, health, history, intersectionality, policy, politics, race, science

What’s On Your Plate? The History and Politics of Food

Panel discussion featuring Hilary Callahan, Kim F. Hall, Deborah Valenze and Paige West. Moderated by Elizabeth Castelli.

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africana, anthropology, biology, class, economic justice, economics, environment, health, history, intersectionality, policy, politics, race, science

2011
Nov 1, 2011

What’s On Your Plate? The History and Politics of Food

Recorded Nov 1, 2011

How much do you know about the food you eat? Food production and the politics surrounding it have an enormous impact on our environment and economy. In recent years, scientists and activists have raised concerns about the sustainability and security of our food systems here in the US and around the world, but food has always been a driving force in international and domestic policy. Barnard faculty members Kim F. Hall, Deborah Valenze, Paige West, and Hilary Callahan engage in an interdisciplinary conversation about the past and present social, geopolitical, rhetorical, and environmental factors that influence how food—including items as seemingly ordinary as sugar, coffee, milk, and corn—shapes culture and politics in this discussion moderated by Elizabeth Castelli.

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africana, anthropology, biology, class, economic justice, economics, environment, health, history, intersectionality, policy, politics, race, science

NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
Oct 19, 2011 | 9:30AM

Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Defense of Territory

The overlap between bio-diverse and indigenous geographical areas of the world has led to a new wave of territorial dispossession. This conference will explore new forms of indigenous feminism and feminist agency being forged in the current round of struggles for the protection of territory and autonomy in Mexico and other parts of the world. […]

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activism, anthropology, economics, environment, human rights, indigeneity, latina, policy, race, transnational, violence, war

James Room
Nov 4, 2010 | 7:00PM

Intimacies Deferred: Genealogies of Freedom

Lisa Lowe

Historians characterize the early nineteenth-century arrival of Chinese “coolies” to the Americas as “the transition from slavery to free labor,” in which the abolition of slavery and the introduction of indentured labor comprised the conditions for the emergence of liberal political reason, connecting the rise of bourgeois political economic institutions in Europe and North America […]

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economics, ethnicity, history, immigration, labor, literature, race, transnational

James Room
Oct 14, 2010 | 6:30PM

Makeshift Reclamation

Hilary Goldberg, Jessica Hoffmann, Maegan "la Mala" Ortiz, Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Alexis Pauline Gumbs '04, among others

A multimedia event showcasing how contemporary feminists are resisting and creating alternatives not only to gender-based oppression but also to a collapsing economic system, the climate crisis, and more. Featuring live readings, performances, and video works by artists and activists including Jessica Hoffmann, coeditor/copublisher of make/shift; Hilary Goldberg, whose new project, recLAmation, is a Super […]

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activism, arts, economics, environment, gender, media, performance, queer, sexuality, video, writing