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CLACS Lecture 3-29-21

CLACS Lecture Series. "Peacock's Feather: Environmental Defense and Second Nature in Late-Liberal Honduras"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Location
Via Zoom, registration required.
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 29, 2021   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Jon Horne Carter, Department of Anthropology, Appalachian State University
Cost
Free, open to the public
Registration
Zoom webinar registration link
Contact
Kasia Szremski
E-Mail
szremski@illinois.edu
Views
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Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

In this talk I examine how environmental defenders in Honduras resist large-scale energy and extraction projects that are backed by armed state security and military forces. With focus on land occupations that halt these projects, I ask how the material conditions of such resistance efforts impact community relations no less than individual sensibilities toward the material and ecological world. I argue that in Honduras these occupations are often more than situational, and have transformed ideas of citizenship, community, and landscape at a moment when the crises of late-liberalism enclose collective life with the threat of violence, incarceration, and ecocide. What futures become thinkable, then, from within occupations as socio-environmental experimentation?

 

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