How nature works : rethinking labor on a troubled planet / edited by Sarah Besky and Alex Blanchette, School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe.Material type: TextSeries: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar SeriesPublisher: Santa Fe : Albuquerque : School for Advanced Research, University of New Mexico Press, 2019Description: x, 261 pagesISBN: 9780826360854 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Case studies | Human ecology -- Case studies | Environmental degradation -- Case studies | Environmental economics -- Case studiesDDC classification: 304.2 LOC classification: GF75 | .H69 2019
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The ends of work -- Exhaustion and endurance in sick landscapes : cheap tea and the work of monoculture in the Dooars, India / Sarah Besky -- The concentration of killing : soy, labor, and the long green revolution / Kregg Hetherington -- Making monotony : bedsores and other signs of an overworked hog / Alex Blanchette -- Labor struggles -- The job of finding food is a joke : orangutan rehabilitation, work, subsistence, and social relations / Juno Salazar Parreñas -- The heat of work : dissipation, solidarity, and kidney disease in Nicaragua / Alex Nading -- Metabolic relations : Korean red ginseng and the ecologies of modern life / Eleana Kim -- How guinea pigs work : figurations and gastro-politics in Peru / María Elena García -- Industrial materials : labor, landscapes, and the industrial honeybee / Jake Kosek -- Futures of work -- Cultural analysis of microbial worlds / John Hartigan -- Rhapsody in the forest : wild mushrooms and the multispecies multitude / Shiho Satsuka -- Kamadhenu's last stand : on animal refusal to work / Naisargi N. Dave.
"We now live on a planet that is troubled—even overworked—in ways that compel us to reckon with inherited common sense about the relationship between human labor and nonhuman nature. In Paraguay, fast-growing soy plants are displacing both prior crops and people. In Malaysia, dispossessed farmers are training captive orangutans to earn their own meals. In India, a prized dairy cow suddenly refuses to give more milk. Built from these sorts of scenes and sites, where the ultimate subjects and agents of work are ambiguous, How Nature Works develops an anthropology of labor that is sharply attuned to the irreversible effects of climate change, extinction, and deforestation. The authors of this volume push ethnographic inquiry beyond the anthropocentric documentation of human work on nature in order to develop a language for thinking about how all labor is a collective ecological act"--Publisher's website.