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dc.contributor.authorComi, Matt
dc.descriptionPresented at the Environmental justice in the Anthropocene symposium held on April 24-25, 2017 at the Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado. This symposium aims to bring together academics (faculty and graduate students), independent researchers, community and movement activists, and regulatory and policy practitioners from across disciplines, research areas, perspectives, and different countries. Our overarching goal is to build on several decades of EJ research and practice to address the seemingly intractable environmental and ecological problems of this unfolding era. How can we explore EJ amongst humans and between nature and humans, within and across generations, in an age when humans dominate the landscape? How can we better understand collective human dominance without obscuring continuing power differentials and inequities within and between human societies? What institutional and governance innovations can we adopt to address existing challenges and to promote just transitions and futures?
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dc.description.abstractThis paper is a think piece which attempts to examine the complexities of holistic research in a brief space. I outline a theoretical positioning for environmental study based in assemblage thinking, a sometimes contentious (Hornborg 2017), but useful approach. I then demonstrate the kind of inquiry by utilizing this assemblage approach in order to explore and critique discursive-legal issues in US patent and PVPA certification legislation. The end-goal of the project is to begin exploring how assemblage thinking within environmental justice scholarship could imagine a more just ecologic future.
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dc.format.mediumproceedings (reports)
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofDay 1 - Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Symposium 2017
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironmental Justice in the Anthropocene - 2017
dc.rightsCopyright of original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectagri-food systems
dc.titleVital seeds: an assemblage approach to seed production and ownership

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  • Day 1 - Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Symposium 2017
    Track 1: Food Justice Transitions: Envisioning Real Utopias from Field to Fork ; Track 2: Justice and Geoengineering in the Anthropocene ; Track 3: U.S. Federal Panel on Agency, Inter-agency, and International EJ Initiatives ; Track 4: Environmental Justice, Violence and Historical Exclusion ; Track 5: Environmental Justice & the Clean Power Plan ; Track 6: Ecological Economics and Climate Justice in the Anthropocene ; Track 7: Environmental Justice In and From the Global South ; Track 8: Justice Beyond Humans: The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Justice ; Track 9: Environmental Justice in Transnational History ; Track 10: Just Transitions ; Track 11: Environmental Injustice & Health: From Data to Policy, From Community Narratives to Mobilization ; Track 12: Energy Justice ; Track 13: Climate Adaption and Environmental Justice in the Boston Region ; Track 14: Intergenerational Justice ; Track 15: Work, Workers and Environmental Justice ; Track 16: Engaged Environmental Justice Research: Doing Post-Normal Science in a Post-Truth Era

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