Intersections: Don Mitchell – Nov. 2, 2007

Fri. Nov. 2, 2-4 pm,
Don Mitchell,”Battle/Fields: Braceros, Agribusiness, and the Violent Transformation of the California Landscape during World War II.”
Munk Centre room 208N.

Series: F. Ross Johnson-Connaught Distinguished Speaker Series in American Studies; cross-listed with the Geography Department Intersections Series.Don Mitchell is the Chair of the Geography Department at Syracuse and former North American Editor of Cultural Geographies. A 1998 Macarthur Fellowship award winner, Prof. Mitchell’s research interests include class formation and the production of landscapes; contestations over the meaning of public space; and theories of culture. Recent books include The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space (Guilford, 2003); Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction (Blackwell Publishers, 2000); and The Lie of the Land: Migrant Workers and the California Landscape (Minnesota, 1996). His current research concerns contemporary migratory labour in California, along with an investigation of the relationship between law, rights, and public space.

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