"CONSUMPTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT" CONFERENCE
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2001
HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
The Hagley Fellows at the University of Delaware invite you to
attend a one-day conference on "Consumption and the Environment."
The keynote speaker, Joel Tarr of Carnegie Mellon University, will
address "The Environment, Consumption, and Interaction with the
Urban Hinterland." Papers will address the intersection of
consumption practices and environmental change in historical context,
including such topics as tourism, local and international food marketing, pollution, and land use.
The conference is free. All are invited to attend.
The conference will be held at the Soda House at the Hagley Museum
and Library in Wilmington, Delaware.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Travel, lodging, and other information can be found at www.hagley.org/fellows.html.
The conference schedule follows below.
Panel I: Reframing the Environment
Comments: Thomas Zeller, University of Pennsylvania
Marguerite S. Shaffer, Miami University,
"Consuming Nature: Tourism and the Landscape of Leisure"
Jason Ward, U.C. Riverside,
"Consumption, Identities, and Environments in Colonial Michoacan"
Finis Dunaway, Rutgers University,
"Nature on the Coffee Table: Sierra Club Photography and the Consumption of Wildness in 1960s America"
Panel 2: Cultivating Markets
Comments: Susan Strasser, U. of Delaware
Montserrat Marti Miller, Marshall University,
"Provisioning the Industrial City: The Modernization of Barcelona's Food Marketing System in Comparative Historical Perspective."
John Soluri, Carnegie Mellon University,
"(Trans)Gendering the Banana: Monocultures, Supermarkets, and the Birth of Miss Chiquita, 1929-1972"
Daniel R. Block, Chicago State University,
"Milk Ties: Charting City-Hinterland Relations through Milk, Chicago:
Panel 3: The Price of Commodification
Peter Thorsheim, University of North Carolina, Charlotte,
"Energy Consumption Without Consequences? Coal Gasification and Pollution Displacement in Industrial Britain"
Peter Siskind, University of Pennsylvania,
"Vacationland and the New Environmental Politics: The Northeast Corridor during the 1960s and 1970s"
Adam W. Rome, Pennsylvania State University,
"Tract Housing and the Environment, 1945-1970"
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