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Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance

Curtis Marez


Speculative Technologies is a cultural study of technology in conflicts between California agribusiness and workers of color in California from the 1940s to the 1990s and beyond. An important practical and symbolic means of exploiting and disciplining labor, agribusiness technology also became the medium and object of struggle over the future of California agriculture. Farm workers have opposed mechanization in the fields, industrial work camps, and pesticides. They have also turned a critical gaze on agribusiness in numerous graphics, photos, films, and videos, thereby decoupling visual techn ... More

Keywords: cinema, communications, critical race theory, digital culture, gender and sexuality, labor, Latino studies, photography, race and ethnicity, science and technology

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816672318
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Curtis Marez, author
Univeristy of California, San Diego

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