Title

Mutant, Creole, Hybrid, Queer: Agro-Eugenics and the Racial Violence of Capitalist Ecologies

Document Type

Bucknell Film

Publication Date

Fall 11-29-2016

Abstract

Why do we organize global agricultural production in the ways we do? How does this impact the lives of those who grow and eat (and become) food? How are struggles to protect biodiversity connected to struggles for social justice? This paper uses feminist, queer, and critical race theory to investigate how we do agriculture, and the political implications therein. I explore how questions of gendered and racial violence, genocide, and colonial oppression, are implicated in our practices of plant breeding, the design of our food systems, and the meanings we lend to interspecies relationships.