Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm
Sponsor(s): Cultural Anthropology, Ethnography Workshop, and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
This talk examines shifting meanings of human life and labor in an agribusiness company region where seven million pigs are born, raised, and killed each year. It rethinks the state of American industrial capitalism through these animals' biological condition.
Alex Blanchette is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Tufts University. In addition to a forthcoming book with the same title as this talk, he is the co-editor of How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet.
Type: ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMANITIES, NATURAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, HEALTH/WELLNESS, LECTURE/TALK, and RESEARCH
Contact: Maria Maschauer