Találtam egy izgalmas és szerteágazó földrajzos témát a klímaváltozás által okozott migráció diskurzusaira és politikáira vonatkozólag. Azon gondolkoztam, hogy a jellemzően - de nem egyedülállóan - a 19. század végén, 20. század első felében (most nem mennék bele az elhelyezés problematikusságába) művelt "determinista" és "posszibilista" gondolatkör mennyiben "aktualizálódhat" újra a mai diskurzusokban. Nemcsak a környezet, és különösképpen az éghajlat társadalmi hatásainak vizsgálata, hanem az ezek mögött álló ideológiák és politikák újraelevenedése miatt is. Ennek nyomán például az éghajlatváltozás révén felerősödő természeti katasztrófák körüli mai rasszista diskurzusok gyakran olyan posztkolonialista vonásokat tartalmaznak, amelyek már jóval korábban (a kolonialista időszakban) "lerakódhattak" az európai gondolkodás mélyebb rétegeiben. A "climate change-induced migration" címszó alatt ti is guglizhattok további jó anyagokat a neten, mindenesetre ajánlóként a rassz és a társadalmi nem tekintetében elgondolkodtatóak lehetnek ezek a belinkelt cikkek.
Announcement/Call for Papers
Race, alterity and affect: rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement
18-19 June 2013
Andrew Baldwin (Durham University) and Katherine E. Russo (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale)
As policy and scholarly debates about climate change and migration gather pace, to date very few interventions have addressed how such debates are shaped by notions of race and alterity. The imperative to address this lacuna is further emphasised by the twinned observations that climate change is expected to amplify the incidence of environmental/natural disasters i.e., landslides, extreme weather events and droughts, and that narratives of disaster very often contain explicit and/or implicit racist sentiment. Such a context suggests that now is a propitious moment to begin a concerted interrogation of these themes.
The aim of this workshop is thus to bring debates about climate change and migration broadly defined into dialogue with contemporary critical race theory and postcolonial theory. Recent interventions (Baldwin 2012; Baldwin forthcoming) have suggested that racialisation in the context of debates about climate change and migration unfolds through at least three interrelated tropes: naturalisation, the loss of political status, and ambiguity. This work also argues that given its historiographical emphasis, theories of the postcolonial appear to be insufficient for properly theorising the alterity of the climate change migrant, since the discourse on climate change and migration is written almost exclusively in the future-conditional tense. In contrast, others (Farbotko 2010) have very productively embraced theories of the postcolonial to interpret issues of climate change and mobility.
Thus one of the aims of this workshop is to consider how critical race theory and theories of the postcolonial might be usefully reinterpreted to address the future-conditionality of climate change and migration discourse. At this stage, we are particularly interested in innovative contributions from post-graduate scholars.
Topics that might be addressed in the workshop include but are not limited to:• race and affect
- xenophobic and nationalist reactions to environmental disaster
- environmental change, ethnicity and internal displacement
- critical race theory, climate change and migration/displacement
- postcolonial theory, climate change and migration/displacement
- climate change and cultural media/arts
- environmental change, states of emergency and the suspension of citizenship rights
- ontologies of difference and the future-conditional
- disaster risk reduction/disaster risk management, climate change and difference
David Theo Goldberg (University of California, Irvine)
Uma Kothari (Manchester University)
Partners: COST Action IS1101 Climate change and migration; Institute for Advanced Studies (Durham University); Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale
Abstract Submission deadline: 15 March 2013
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Call for Papers
Climate Change, Migration and the Urban Environment: Policy, Governance, Theory
Athens, 26 April 2013
A workshop co-sponsored by COST Action IS1101 Climate change and migration and Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences – The European Centre for Environmental Research &Training, Athens.
Climate change is routinely said to be one of the most significant global phenomena in the early twenty-first century. As such, it represents a new and emerging set of challenges for urban governance and urban planning, a point now widely discussed by both scholars and policymakers. The purpose of this workshop is to focus debates about climate change and urbanism squarely on questions to do with migration. To date, most research addressing the intersections of climate change, migration and urbanism derives primarily from non-academic contexts such as the third sector and international organizations. The aim of this workshop is, thus, to widen the breadth of participation in this emerging field to include scholars working in the areas of urbanism and climate change. In this way, the workshop aims to catalyze academic research at the interface of climate change and urbanism with a particular emphasis on migration and adaptation. This is an agenda-setting workshop.
Topics to be addressed in the workshop include but are not limited to:
Ø Cities and climate change
Ø urban transitions
Ø urban resilience (including social resilience)
Ø urban adaptation
Ø urban disaster risk reduction
Ø economics of urban hazards/risks
Ø global governance and urban risk
Ø post-disaster migration and the city
Ø urbanization and human displacement
Ø urbanisms, migration and human security
- Stephen Graham Ph.D., Professor of Cities and Society, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
- Lori M. Hunter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Institute of Behavioral Science, Programs on Population, Environment and Society, Associate Director, CU Population Center, Editor-in-Chief, Population and Environment, University of Colorado at Boulder
- Ilan Kelman Ph.D., Senior Research fellow, CICERO the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo) Norway
- Mark Pelling Ph.D., Professor of Geography, King's College London
- Alexandra Winkels Ph.D., Academic Director for International Development & Global Studies Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge & Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
If you wish to participate in this workshop, please submit a paper abstract to Dr. Ioulia Moraitou (juliamoraitou[at]yahoo[dot]gr) no later than 12 March 2013. Papers will be selected on the basis of merit and their fit with the aims of the workshop.
A small amount of funding is available to cover travel and accommodation costs for this workshop.