[Iag-list] CfP for Critical Development Study Group sponsored sessions at IAG Conference 2020

Fiona Miller fiona.miller at mq.edu.au
Tue Feb 18 11:56:12 AEDT 2020

Dear All,

Please find information below on the sessions sponsored by the IAG's Critical Development Study Group.

Kind regards,

Fiona, Sarah Wright and Andrew Deuchar (IAG CDSG co-convenors)

Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2020 - “Landscapes of Change, Challenge and Creativity”, University of New England, Armidale, 6-9 July, 2020

The following four sessions are sponsored by the IAG Critical Development Study Group. Please contact the session organisers and be sure to submit your 250 word abstract by 20 March 2020 via the conference website: https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/faculty-of-humanities-arts-social-sciences-and-education/hass/news-and-events/the-institute-of-australian-geographers-annual-conference-2020


Dialogue session: sharing stories of transformation and Indigenous self-determination in education

Proposed participants: Gem and Lorena (Lumad schools); Aunty Shaa Smith and Neeyan Smith (Gumbaynggirr Jagun & Yandaarra); Michelle Bishop (Macquarie University).

Facilitator: Sarah Wright

This dialogue session jointly hosted by the Critical Development and Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Groups, brings together strong Indigenous women leading transformation in and for their communities. The dialogue invites sharing stories and the power of story itself in diverse Indigenous-led education projects and practices. Bringing together practitioner and academic knowledges and practices, the dialogue will open a space to explore how Indigenous-led education is seeding and supporting processes of transformation and self-determination.

Contact: Dr Lara Daley (The University of Newcastle), lara.daley at newcastle.edu.au


Panel on The Handbook of Diverse Economies

Organisers: Katharine McKinnon (La Trobe University) and Katherine Gibson (Western Sydney University)

In 2020, some 14 years after her 2006 Progress in Human Geography lecture at the Chicago AAG meetings in which J.K. Gibson-Graham invited others to join the Diverse Economies Research Program, Edward Elgar has published the Handbook of Diverse Economies edited by J.K. Gibson-Graham and Kelly Dombroski. This volume contains 58 chapters written by 68 scholars and activists from 20 countries. In 2006 Gibson-Graham had already identified a small but growing number of scholars across the social sciences who were theorizing ‘alternative’ economic practices. Today we see a proliferation of researchers working in ways that they hope will make (an)other world possible. The chapter authors of the new Handbook are doing so by 1) theorizing aspects of a diverse (more than capitalist) economy and 2) analysing how ethical community economies that care for people and the planet are either already in existence, are emerging, or can be helped into existence by intentionally performative research. We propose a panel for the IAG 2020 which will include presentations from Handbook authors attending the conference, highlighting the importance of the diverse economies intervention to issues around sustainable development in the age of the Anthropocene. Themes included (but not limited to):

  *   The scope of diverse economies
  *   Postcapitalist futures
  *   Commoning
  *   Care and community
  *   Decolonising strategies for the diverse economy
  *   The challenge of ‘scaling’ up-out-and-through

Contact: Dr Katharine McKinnon (La Trobe University), k.mckinnon at latrobe.edu.au<mailto:k.mckinnon at latrobe.edu.au>


(Re)thinking socio-natural relations around all things justice: Evolutions, fragmentations and rapprochements

Session organisers: Karen Paiva Henrique, Petra Tschakert and Alicea Garcia (University of Western Australia), Mark Bailey (Griffith University) and Jason Byrne (University of Tasmania).

Sponsored by the Critical Development and Nature, Risk and Resilience Study Groups.

During the past forty years, we have seen a proliferation of social movements engaging with conceptions of justice and nature, including the civil rights movements in the USA, the Green Ban movement in Australia, the environmental justice movement globally, and more recently the climate justice and extinction rebellion movements, among others. Conceptions of justice in these social movements have similarities but also differences, mirrored in the theoretical lenses that have been employed to examine them.

This session welcomes papers that critically examine how justice has been employed by different movements and discourses and to what ends, and which assess their suitability for addressing the multifaceted socio-ecological impacts of the global climate crisis. We seek to question which/whose voices and interests are represented in the pursuit of different conceptions of justice (e.g., distributive, participatory and recognition) and potential pathways towards remedying issues, without exacerbating or engendering new inequalities and forms of oppression.

We welcome contributions that look inwards into justice-oriented movements and discourses (e.g., environmental, social, multispecies, and climate justice) to examine questions of representation, recognition, and autonomy – across privilege and disadvantage. And we encourage papers that look outwards and across different approaches, to critically examine linkages and potential tensions in issue framing – especially between the Global North and South – and that challenge how scale, space, place, and socio-ecological relations are made and un-made through different types of environmental contestation and appeals to justice.

We aim to identify new research directions to scrutinise multiple and intersecting injustices from a geographical perspective and are open to all who commit to justice in a time of accelerated environmental change. This will be a paper and discussion session. Up to five (co)authored papers are envisaged for the session. We would be delighted to consider an additional session, if the call for papers generates substantial interest.

Angus, I. ed., 2010. The Global Fight for Climate Justice: Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction. London, Resistance Books.
Bullard, R.D. ed., 1993. Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots. Boston, South End Press.
Gleeson, B. and Low, N., 2002. Justice, Society and Nature: An Exploration of Political Ecology. London, Routledge.
Haraway, D., 2018. ‘Staying with the trouble for multispecies environmental justice’. Dialogues in Human Geography, 8(1), pp.102-105.
Harvey, D., 2009. Social Justice and the City, 2nd edn. Athens, Ga., University of Georgia Press.

Contact: Karen Paiva Henrique (University of Western Australia), karen.paivahenrique at uwa.edu.au<mailto:karen.paivahenrique at uwa.edu.au> and Prof Jason Byrne (University of Tasmania), jason.byrne at utas.edu.au<mailto:jason.byrne at utas.edu.au>


Critical yet hopeful development geographies

Session organisers: Fiona Miller (Macquarie University), Sarah Wright (The University of Newcastle) and Andrew Deuchar (The University of Melbourne)

This session is oriented towards the challenge of maintaining critical yet hopeful scholarship and pedagogy in development geography in the context of rising global inequality, climate change, mass extinction, populism and authoritarianism. This session invites papers broadly in the field of critical development geography addressing contemporary questions of development theory, research, practice and pedagogy. We are particularly interested in papers oriented to matters of justice, sustainability, equality, anti-racism and peace. Potential topics of papers may include:

  *   Emancipatory methodologies in and pedagogies of development
  *   Indigenous-led geographies of development
  *   Care, affect and emotions as post-development practice
  *   Development policies and interventions
  *   Migration, displacement and development
  *   Gender dimensions and development
  *   Anti-racism and decolonization in development pedagogy and practice
  *   Solidarity movements, alliances, activism and development
  *   Marginality, exclusion, empowerment and development
  *   Justice, rights and development
  *   Hopeful and strengths-based approaches in development

Contact: Assoc Prof Fiona Miller (Macquarie University) fiona.miller at mq.edu.au


Associate Professor Fiona Miller
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