UC Irvine Today
Transnational Assemblages of Agribusiness, Finance, and Infrastructure across China and South America
With Gustavo de L.T. Oliveira, Swarthmore College
Drawing on political economy, global ethnography, and discourse analysis, Oliveira reveals the formation of a transnational capitalist class who assemble Chinese capital with Brazilian agribusiness and infrastructure for South American integration; the co-production of racial and environmental discourses about East Asian diasporas in Latin America; and how new financial instruments by Chinese, Brazilian, and US companies transform the environmental governance of farmland and biofuels around the world.
Monday, January 29 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Social Science Plaza A, 2112
Pereira Drive, Irvine, CA 92697