The Work That Plants Do

Life, Labour and the Future of Vegetal Economies

Whether driven by developments in plant science, bio-philosophy, or broader societal dynamics, plants have to respond to a litany of environmental, social, and economic challenges. This collection explores the `work' that plants do in contemporary capitalism, examining how vegetal life is enrolled in processes of value creation, social reproduction, and capital accumulation. Bringing together insights from geography, anthropology, and the environmental humanities, the contributors contend that attention to the diverse capacities and agencies of plants can both enrich understandings of capitalist economies, and also catalyze new forms of resistance to their logics.

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22 October 2021, 222 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5534-0
File size: 8.54 MB

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James Palmer, University of Bristol, Vereinigtes Königreich

Book title
The Work That Plants Do Life, Labour and the Future of Vegetal Economies
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
222
Features
3 SW-Abbildungen, 34 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-5534-0
DOI
10.14361/9783839455340
Commodity Group
1662
BIC-Code
RNT RGC JHBL
BISAC-Code
SOC015000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
RNT RGC JHBL
Release date
22 October 2021
Topics
Arbeit, Natur, Neoliberalismus
Readership
Geography, Anthropology, Environmental Humanities, Environmental History, Politics, Sociology, Science Studies as well as Environmental campaigners and plant-based practitioners
Keywords/Tags
Plants, Labour, Work, Capitalism, Value, Nature, Neoliberalism, Human Ecology, Social Geography, Sociology of Work and Industry, Geography

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