About the Lexicon

The Commodity Frontiers Lexicon proposes and explores some of the crucial concepts at the core of research in the Commodity Frontiers Initiative. The lexicon aims to be a logbook for tracking efforts to translate our world into comprehensible processes and concepts for further investigation; it brings together concepts and terms with a long trajectory within and outside academia and newly emerging words, often originating in the work and practice of social movements. It offers insights into dynamic problems that should be (re)considered, (re)conceptualised, and discussed through key concepts that can serve as compasses while navigating the global history and present of commodity frontiers. The lexicon is a space of conversation and confrontation to explore existing ideas and forge new critical ones.

Lexicon Editors:
Claudia Bernardi: suomi.bernardi@gmail.com
Hanne Cottyn: hanne.cottyn@york.ac.uk
Eric Vanhaute: eric.vanhaute@ugent.be


Lexicon Agenda


Keyword 1: Commodity Frontier
Wednesday 16th of June, from 4 to 6 p.m. (CEST)
Overture: Jason W. Moore
Speakers: Sven Beckert, Ulbe Bosma, Mindi Schneider, Eric Vanhaute

Keyword 2: Capitalism
Friday 19th of November, from 4 to 6 p.m. (CEST)
Overture: Sven Beckert
Speakers: Tania Li, Pepjin Brandon, Vinay Gidwani, Serena Stein

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