SfAA: Special Sessions/Activities on Extraction

The ExtrACTION Topical Interest Group is planning a special track on extraction research for the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Pittsburgh this year in March. Our initial Call for Proposals has generated an overwhelming response — more than 15 panels and 60 participants that go well beyond anthropology. Others in attendance will be coming from sociology, public health, investigative journalism, and environmental studies from all over the world doing work on gas, coal, metals, and other extraction industries. Continue reading

******** SfAA abstract deadline extended *********

Deadline has been moved from October 15 to October 31st 

Note on SfAA panel

From Ryan Thomas Adams:  I am writing to request additional papers for a panel at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in March 2015. There is some room remaining on a panel that was begun by a group of us working on an edited volume related to environmental anthropology. The panel examines the intersection of environmental anthropology and food studies. It should be an interesting group and a productive forum for considering these topics. The SfAA’s have extended the deadline for panel submissions to October 31st. If you would be interested in having a paper included in this panel, please send me an abstract by October 24th. If you are uncertain whether your work would fit, I am glad to exchange messages with you or speak over the phone to see if your idea would fit. Continue reading

Note from: Abigail Carroll

There is a new 40-minute documentary film called Brookford Almanac, which follows a first-generation farm family in New Hampshire over the course of a year. During the year, the family unexpectedly loses it’s lease on its land, which raises a new theme beyond the general beauties and frustrations of farm life: land access. Continue reading

CfP: Food Politics and The Agrarian Question session

Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting,
21-25 April, 2015, Chicago

Food Politics and The Agrarian Question
Session organizers: Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern and Evan Weissman (Food
Studies, Syracuse University)

Discussant: Melanie DuPuis (Environmental Studies, Pace University)
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Note from Ronald Waterbury: Once a Symbol of Power, Farming Now an Economic Drag in China


There are some interesting parallels (also many differences) with
farming in Mexico: small-holders who can’t make an acceptable income
from farming, land titling complications, ejido lands near cities
being converted to commercial and residential uses by developers, a
flood of rural emigration, etc.

Proposed session for the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015
Organized by:  Sara E. Alexander (Baylor University)

Linking Human Rights and the Environment in the Context of Climate Change
Climate change continues to threaten the fundamental interdependence that exists between human rights and environmental quality.  Without a habitable environment, human rights may become either unattainable or meaningless. Humanity’s absolute reliance on a healthy and healthful environment makes a right to such an environment a prerequisite to the enjoyment of other basic human rights.  The issue of the indivisibility of human rights is also relevant and adds arguments to the strong linkage between human and environmental rights.  Local populations not technically indigenous are most vulnerable because they have actually received less entitlement, through international law, to natural resources or a particular environment.  Climate change exacerbates challenges to populations who are unable to claim basic human rights such as the right to self-determination, autonomy, or the recognition of traditional land rights.  The papers in this session explore how human responses to climate cha
nge are playing out in terms of shifting value systems, changing worldviews, adjustments in how certain human rights are conceptualized, and redefining goals for the future.
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CfP: 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies

Food and Drink Markets:
The Production and Consumption of Alternative Market Practices and Narratives

Conference stream of the 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies “Is there an alternative? Management after critique”
University of Leicester: 8-10 July, 2015.

Abstract deadline: 31 January, 2015.

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CfP: social theory publication disClosure: Market Failures, Famines, and Crises

disClosure is an annual thematic publication out of the University of Kentucky that is dedicated to investigating and stimulating interest in new directions in contemporary social theory. The forthcoming Spring 2015 issue will draw on the work of a variety of scholars, artists, and acclaimed members of academia from a social theoretical perspective. The journal will include a variety of media including scholarly essays, poetry and visual art. Continue reading

Funded PhD studentship: Place, Food Sovereignty, Resilience, and Participatory Video Methodologies

PhD studentship on Place, Food Sovereignty, Resilience, and Participatory Video Methodologies. Note that although the post states that only UK and European applicants are eligible, that exceptional international applicants will also be considered for this studentship.

Details also available here: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/research-studentships/place-food-sovereignty-resilience-and-participatory-video-methodologies/


Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Coventry University
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