756.1 "bodies in crisis: Social protest and food issue in cordoba after 2001. theoretical delimitations”

Saturday, August 4, 2012: 4:15 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Martin EYNARD , CIECS-CONICET-UNC, Cordoba, Argentina
The lack of food can be sociologically understood as a systemic compatibility limit, while threatening, in different forms and intensities, the material reproduction of the body. The demand for food, in turn, indicates and implies a network of conflicts, that relationally structure society at a given time and space. Now, what is the theoretical arsenal that can be used to understand the phenomena?

The central objective of this communication is to define a set of theoretical tools that are being used in the study of the various episodes of social protests that had as main demand the food, in the context of the crisis of 2001, and thereafter until 2007, in the city of Córdoba (Argentina). It has the intention to explicit the feedbacks between theory and research practice, in order to deconstruct a series of concepts that have been used in the empirical work.

Thus, in this article we work the concepts of "conflict", "social protest" and "food issue" as well as "body" and "hunger", from a perspective that intersects different traditions of sociological critical thought and considers the contributions of Tilly, Giddens, Touraine and Melucci for the analysis of conflict and social protest, and Josue De Castro and various authors of sociology and anthropology of the body and food for the conceptualizations about the food issue, the body and hunger.