CALL FOR PAPERS ─ Mountains and Sacred Landscapes (NYC; 2017)

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An International Conference Sponsored by:
India China Institute, The New School
International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture
Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
April 20 – 23, 2017
The New School, New York City
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CFP – Political Ecologies and Food Sovereignty

Dimensions of Political Ecology 2014: Conference on Nature/Society
Political Ecology Working Group
February 27-March 1, 2014
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Session organizers: Ian Werkheiser, Michigan State University ianwerkheiser@gmail.com
Session Theme: The Implications of Food Sovereignty

Political Ecology Working Group1Session description

Food Sovereignty is a vibrant discourse in activist circles, and has been making inroads into academic conversations as well.  However, while critiques of the dominant food security model are common, the underlying theory, practice, and implications food sovereignty for communities which are pursuing it have gone underexamined.  This has left the discourse open to critique as being too broad and incoherent, as it incorporates “All manner of movements for liberation from oppression, from the Zapatistas to the women’s movement.” (Flora 2011)

This Panel will seek to examine some of these issues by trying to get a better picture of what the food sovereignty movement is, how it works, and what it entails.  Papers from all backgrounds addressing food sovereignty are welcome.  Possible topics include:

  • Case studies of particular groups pursuing food sovereignty
  • New disciplinary perspectives on food sovereignty, such as decision theory, adaptive management, etc.
  • Food sovereignty’s unaddressed implications for other issues, such as public health, non-human animal relations, education, etc.
  • Theoretical work on community self-determination, autonomy, and sovereignty
  • An examination of the possibilities (or lack thereof) for food sovereignty in an urban context

To Submit

Please submit 250 word abstracts by October 31, 2013 to the session organizer, Ian Werkheiser ianwerkheiser@gmail.com

Accepted papers will be notified no later than November 15, 2013.

All presenters must register online for the conference and pay the fee of $20 for graduate students; $40 for faculty; $0 for undergraduates. Conference registration opens on October 1, 2013.

Please visit the website to register.

CALL – 7th Meeting of the Society for Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, and Ecofeminism (SPEEJE)*

The Society, formerly known as the Society for Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, and Social Ecology, invites paper proposals for its annual meeting, to be held in Rochester, NY, November 5, 2012 at The Hyatt Regency, in conjunction with the Sixteenth Annual meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, and following the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.

Please send paper or panel proposals in Word format to co-director Keith Peterson. Proposals should be 500-600 words and panel proposals should include an abstract for panel as a whole (350-500 words) plus proposals for each paper.  They should also indicate any special audio-visual or equipment needs.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 1st, 2012.  Notice of selection will arrive in June.

The meeting provides a forum for writers in the domains of Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, and Social or Political Ecology to foreground environmental issues at the intersection of environmental philosophy and the social sciences. These discourses emphasize that environmental problems resulting from human-nature relations are closely interconnected with problems in human-to-human relations. SPEEJE seeks to encourage the connection of philosophical analysis with empirical discussion of human lived experience. It aims proactively to expand the perspectives and concerns of environmental philosophers to be inclusive of perspectives traditionally marginalized in philosophy in general and environmental philosophy in particular, especially issues of concern to women, people of color, indigenous peoples, and people living in developing nations.

Trish Glazebrook, University of North Texas
Keith Peterson, Colby College

Keith R. Peterson
Department of Philosophy
Colby College
4550 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8840
tel 207.859.4551
Keith.Peterson@colby.edu
http://www.colby.edu/directory_cs/krpeters/
http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/goldfarb/event_apr10.cfm

CALL FOR PAPERS – Environmental Ethics Sessions at the Central APA

 

International Society for Environmental Ethics LogoSubmissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2012 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting will be held at the Palmer House Hilton hotel in Chicago, Illinois, from Wednesday, February 15 to Saturday, February 18, 2012.

The International Society for Environmental Ethics invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes running time) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.; 2 hours running time).

Submission of proposals:

  • For individual paper submissions, please submit either: 1) a full paper or 2) a 300-word abstract.
  • For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of presenters, and titles for each paper. Paper abstracts (of up to 300 words) are strongly encouraged. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

    Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Marion Hourdequin by email: marion.hourdequin@coloradocollege.edu.

    The deadline for submitting materials and proposals is August 15, 2011. Decisions will be made by mid-September.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, & Social Ecology

The Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, & Social Ecology (SEEJSE)

Deadline: April 15th, 2011
Theme: Issues of concern to women, people of color, indigenous peoples, and people living in developing nations that have been traditionally marginalized in environmental philosophy
Chairs of Session:
  • Trish Glazebrook, University of North Texas, SEEJSE Co-chair
  • Keith Peterson, Colby College, SEEJSE Co-chair

In conjunction with the International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP), the Society invites paper proposals for its annual meeting, to be held in Philadelphia, PA, October 24, 2011, immediately after the main IAEP program. (IAEP website: www.environmentalphilosophy.org)

Please send 1-2 page (single-spaced) proposals in Word format to SEEJSE co-Chair, Keith Peterson, keith.peterson@colby.edu. Proposals should also indicate any special audio-visual or equipment needs. The deadline for receipt of proposals is April 15th, 2011. Notice of selection will arrive by May 1st, 2011.

The meeting provides a forum for writers in the transdisciplinary domains of Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, and Social or Political Ecology to connect issues traditionally treated in environmental philosophy, such as human relations with non-human others, wilderness, and the value of nature, to issues of social justice. These discourses emphasize that environmental problems resulting from human-nature relations are closely interconnected with problems in human-to-human relations. SEEJSE seeks to encourage the connection of abstract philosophical analysis with empirical data on human lived experience. It aims proactively to expand the perspectives and concerns of environmental philosophers to be inclusive of perspectives traditionally marginalized in philosophy in general and environmental philosophy in particular, especially issues of concern to women, people of color, indigenous peoples, and people living in developing nations. Paper proposals on any of these topics are welcome.

Download as a PDF: Meeting of the Society for Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, & Social Ecology

Murray Bookchin (January 14, 1921 – July 30, 2006)

Portrait of Social Ecologist Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin, the visionary social theorist and activist, died during the early morning of Sunday, July 30th in his home in Burlington, Vermont. He was 85 years old. During a prolific career of writing, teaching and political activism that spanned half a century, Bookchin forged a new anti-authoritarian outlook rooted in ecology, dialectical philosophy and left libertarianism. During the 1950s and ’60s, Bookchin built upon the legacies of utopian social philosophy and critical theory, challenging the primacy of Marxism on the left and linking contemporary ecological and urban crises to problems of capital and social hierarchy in general. Beginning in the mid-sixties, he pioneered a new political and philosophical synthesis-termed social ecology-that sought to reclaim local political power, by means of direct popular democracy, against the consolidation and increasing centralization of the nation state.

From the 1960s to the present, the utopian dimension of Bookchin’s social ecology inspired several generations of social and ecological activists, from the pioneering urban ecology movements of the sixties, to the 1970s’ back-to-the-land, antinuclear, and sustainable technology movements, the beginnings of Green politics and organic agriculture in the early 1980s, and the anti-authoritarian global justice movement that came of age in 1999 in the streets of Seattle. His influence was often cited by prominent political and social activists throughout the US, Europe, South America, Turkey, Japan, and beyond….

Murray Bookchin was diagnosed several months ago with a fatal heart condition. He will be remembered by his devoted family members—including his long-time companion Janet Biehl, his former wife Bea Bookchin, his son, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter—as well as his friends, colleagues and frequent correspondents throughout the world.