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Le séminaire Invités du CSI accueillera Madeleine Fairbairn Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Department, Université de Californie à Santa Cruz
25 Janvier 2022 • 17h-19h • en visioconférence

Le séminaire Invités du CSI accueillera

Madeleine Fairbairn

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Department,

Université de Californie à Santa Cruz

pour une discussion autour de son livre

 

Fields of Gold

Financing the Global Land Rush

Introduction à la discussion (discutant à confirmer)

Quatrième de couverture :

Fields of Gold critically examines the history, ideas, and political struggles surrounding the financialization of farmland. In particular, Madeleine Fairbairn focuses on developments in two of the most popular investment locations, the US and Brazil, looking at the implications of financiers’ acquisition of land and control over resources for rural livelihoods and economic justice.

At the heart of Fields of Gold is a tension between efforts to transform farmland into a new financial asset class, and land’s physical and social properties, which frequently obstruct that transformation. But what makes the book unique among the growing body of work on the global land grab is Fairbairn’s interest in those acquiring land, rather than those affected by land acquisitions. Fairbairn’s work sheds ethnographic light on the actors and relationships—from Iowa to Manhattan to São Paulo—that have helped to turn land into an attractive financial asset class.

Thanks to generous funding from UC Santa Cruz, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other repositories.

Madeleine Fairbairn, Fields of Gold: Financing the Global Land Rush, Cornell University Press, 2020.

 

Le séminaire est organisé collectivement par les doctorants du CSI. Il est ouvert au public sur inscription. Compte tenu des mesures sanitaires, le séminaire est ouvert au public en ligne uniquement, et sur inscription.

 

Guest seminar program 2021-2022

 

Please note: the seminar will exceptionally take place from 5pm to 7pm (Paris time)

Registration: please fill out this form

Contact : Carole-Anne Tisserand or Abdoulaye Diaw

 

Photo source :  UC Santa Cruz

Détails

Date:
25 janvier 2022
Heure :
17 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min
Catégories d’évènement:
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Organisateurs

Abdoulaye Diaw
Carole Anne Tisserand

Lieu

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