2020 Program Sessions

242. Accumulation and Devastation

10:15 AM–11:30 AM Jan 10, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 203

Session Information

Description: Panelists examine how recent processes of extractivism and accumulation in Latin America deepen the exploitation of labor and natural resources far beyond the so-called threshold of sustainability, producing the conditions for a general crisis that not only intensifies the classical production of bear life proper to capitalism but expands this general process of precarization of life to the general population, in new and uneven forms.


Pavel Andrade, U of Pennsylvania

Sebastián López Vergara, U of Washington, Seattle

Nicolas Sanchez, Duke U

Victoria Saramago, U of Chicago


Karen Benezra, Columbia U