[Iag-list] CFP: IAG 2017 Organisations expanding the boundaries of citizenship

Thea Hewitt thewitt at student.unimelb.edu.au
Wed Mar 1 16:16:32 AEDT 2017


Dear all, 

Please see our call for papers for this year¹s Institute of Australian
Geographers conference ­ Brisbane 11-14 July 2017



Session title: Organisations expanding the boundaries of citizenship


Sponsored by Urban and Cultural study groups
Organisers: Thea Hewitt (University of Melbourne), Nicole Cook (University
of Wollongong)
 
In the last decade, everyday interactions between diverse others have been
conceptualised as spaces in which the boundaries of citizenship are
challenged, reinforced, and negotiated. Building on this work, this session
focuses on the role that organisations can (and do) play in expanding the
boundaries of citizenship.
 
Recognising the local resources of organisations such as local councils,
libraries, drop in centres, advocacy groups, community health providers and
more, the aim of this session is to explore the capacity of such
organisations in enlarging or challenging the boundaries of citizenship.
These organisations are often sites of social provisioning and therefore
warrant greater attention in post-welfarist, neoliberal cities. Whether or
not such organisations can challenge regressive forms of citizenship and
neoliberalist urbanism to foster an alternative politics of care are key
questions the session aims to explore.
Suggested themes:
 
-      The nature of organisations involved in social provisioning for
diverse groups 

-      Capacities of organisations to foster an emancipatory politics

-      The spatial distribution of organisations; organisationally rich/poor
areas 

-      Organisational responses to neoliberalising logics

-      Organisational philosophies, values, and ethics: their nature and
influence

-      Organisational networks


Pleas email abstracts to both Thea (thewitt at student.unimelb.edu.au) and
Nicole (ncook at uow.edu.au) and submit through the conference website
<https://absoluteevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2017/web/Ex
traContent/ContentSubPage?page=1&subPage=3>



Abstract submission closes April 5th




Thea Hewitt | PhD Candidate
School of Geography| Faculty of Science | University of Melbourne
Building 221  Bouverie Street   Parkville 3010  Australia
P. +61 3 8344 9164  | thewitt at student.unimelb.edu.au










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