Edge Effects invited scholars from a range of fields to share with us environmental books and texts on the topic of “Race and Place” that they are most excited to teach in the new academic year.
Tagged: Latin America
Climatotherapy was a popular treatment for respiratory disease in 20th century Peru, but José Ignacio Mogrovejo shows how its history reveals structural inequalities in the country’s healthcare system.
Real estate developments emulating U.S.-style master-planned communities are popular in Buenos Aires. Mara Dicenta unpacks the violence such developments enact on the environment and the community, as well as the resurgence against them.
Benjamin Keenan shares how his “Itzan” project translating geochemical data into artwork with digital artist Tim Thomasson can evoke consideration of current environmental crises.
In this photo essay, Joseph Heathcott captures edge ecologies and life in between at Oaxaca’s urban-rural interface.
Germán Vergara talks with Rachel Gurney about the history of energy transitions in Mexico and the lessons we can learn from the past.
Guadalupe Remigio Ortega shares her family’s histories and describes how Mixtec forced migrations are part of a global story of environmental injustice.
In Spanish and English, activist Mario Luna Romero discusses the Yaqui struggle for water and land rights with Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez.
Timothy Lorek compares two calendars from Colombia that offer competing visions of plantation presents and agricultural futures.
Drawing from her fieldwork with small-scale oil palm growers and plantation workers in Colombia, Angela Serrano describes a smaller way to farm oil palm.