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Scholars @ Hallwalls: Jaume Franquesa
April 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
“Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods”
Jaume Franquesa’s April 7th talk, “Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods,” offers a historically informed and ethnographically grounded study of the unparalleled development of wind energy in Spain. Franquesa, a professor of Anthropology, analyzes the contradictions pervading this process (local opposition, boom-and-bust cycles, and modest environmental benefits) and reveals them as the result of continuities with the inherited energy model, characterized by centralized decision-making, corporate control, and the concentration of production in marginalized rural regions. His talk is part of the new energy humanities approach, which develops a sociocultural understanding of energy and energy transitions.
Complimentary cheese and wine included in this free event.