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CLACS Lecture Series. "The Peacock’s Feather: Community Defense and Second Nature in Honduras"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Location
101 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St, Champaign, IL 61820
Date
Apr 13, 2020   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Jon H. Carter, Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University (UNC System)
Contact
Kasia Szremski
E-Mail
szremski@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

The Peacock’s Feather: Community Defense and Second Nature in Honduras

 

This talk asks how environmental defenders in Honduras have resisted large-scale energy and extraction projects that are backed by armed state security and military forces. It is within these resistance efforts that the organizing concerns of community are recast, based on changing sensibilities toward the material and ecological world. How is occupation of the landscape, in protest camps and in caravans fleeing Honduras, transformed in the late-stages of neoliberal capitalism, as the relentless exploitation of natural resources becomes synonymous with border militarization and scientific predictions of environmental collapse?

 

 

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