Introduction: The work that plants do

Marion Ernwein, James Palmer, Franklin Ginn

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Work That Plants Do: Life, Labour and the Future of Vegetal Economies
Place of PublicationMagdeburg
PublisherBerlin: Transcript Verlag
ISBN (Electronic)9783839455340
ISBN (Print)9783837655346
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameSozial- und Kulturgeographie
Publishertranscript Verlag
ISSN (Print)2703-1640
ISSN (Electronic)2703-1659


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