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Tackling coloniality in plant sciences: Legacies and paths forward

Subramaniam, Banu [1].

Decolonizing Botany.

What does it mean to be a feminist botanist? Drawing on recent interdisciplinary scholarship, I show how gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation shape the foundational language, terminology, and theories of modern botany, and how botany remains grounded in the violence of its colonial pasts. Decolonizing Botany reckons with these difficult origins and lays a roadmap to imagine a renewed botany that bring scholarship from the humanities and the sciences to reimagine the practices of experimental biology.


1 - University of Massachusetts Amherst, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, W409 South College Academic Facility, Amherst, MA, 01003, USA

Keywords:
Colonialism
feminism
race
gender
queer
botany.

Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: S5, Tackling coloniality in plant sciences: Legacies and Paths Forward
Location: Tikahtnu Ballroom A /Dena'ina Center
Date: Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
Time: 8:45 AM(EDT)
Live or Virtual Virtual
Number: S5003
Abstract ID:1011
Candidate for Awards:None


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