Political Economy and Militarization of Bees
Professor and author Jake Kosek talked about the use of bees by the military and in the U.S. “war on terror.” Professor Kosek… read more
Professor and author Jake Kosek talked about the use of bees by the military and in the U.S. “war on terror.” Professor Kosek discussed the social political history of bees and their use in American industrialization, including the reshaping of the bee’s physiology and social life by agribusiness as well as the use of bees as weapons and inspiration by the U.S. military. Topics included “political entomology,” the problem of honey bee hive collapse, and the role of animals in general in modern warfare.
“Political Economy of Bees” was a talk of the Shaping San Francisco community history project held at the Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics. close
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