TOO MANY PS? PERSONAL, POLITICAL, PUBLICS, AND POTATOES

I am really looking forward to being at UCSC for this event:

Ruth Ozeki, author of All Over Creation
 in conversation with Joan Haran

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: UCSC, Mural room, Oaks

Hosted By the Science and Justice Working Group and Joan Haran, Cesagen, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

‘In this meeting hosted by Joan Haran, Ruth Ozeki will read from her novel, All Over Creation, and geographers, anthropologists, and agroecologists from UC Santa Cruz will engage in a spirited conversation about the politics of food and kinship—among other world-changing matters. Discussion will focus on public engagement with agricultural technoscience, genetic modification of crops, non-violent direct action, and the creative use of generative metaphors, teasing out some relationships between genes, gender, and genre along the way. There is a place set for you at the table, so please come along.’

I enjoyed this book – it is provocative and political – and excellent fiction.  I am much looking forward to the conversation.

One thought on “TOO MANY PS? PERSONAL, POLITICAL, PUBLICS, AND POTATOES

  1. This was a a very integrated event with food and drink from the UCSC sustainability centre and farm, and discussions of food politics, language and fiction from Ruth Ozeki, joined at the table by Nancy Chen (Anthropology), Julie Guthman Community Studies) and Steve Gliessman (Environmental Studies), Joan Haran (Cesagen at Cardiff University). Donna Haraway noted that the current moment might call for a recognition that palliative care is really the only thing on the table.

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