Socio-Ecological Violences, Resistances, and Struggles: Historical-Comparative Analyses

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 21 (Juridicum)
WG02 Historical and Comparative Sociology (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

A classical definition of violence is that it would be the rupture of an order. In most, if not all, human societies violence has been a central mechanism not just for the rupture, but also for the reconstitution and restructuring, as well as for prompting the emergence of new socio-natural orders. Violence has material, cultural, intellectual, symbolic, emotional dimension, among others. 
In this session we invite papers that aim to understand and explain the role of violence in the destruction, restructuring, and emergence of socio-natural orders:

  • in processes leading to the destruction of the living conditions of human communities (e.g. lethal pollution of air, land, water, food; forced displacement of populations; etc.); 
  • in the production and reproduction of socio-ecological inequality and injustice;
  • and in processes of resistance and struggle that contribute to the substantive democratization of socio-ecological orders.

The papers must adopt a historical-comparative perspective, placing emphasis on processes and mechanisms but also bringing into the analysis the social actors involved. We welcome papers that adopt inter- and transdisciplinary (dialogue with non-academic knowledges) approaches.

Session Organizer:
Jose CASTRO, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
‘Stranded in the Sea': The 'boat People' of South and South East Asia
Arnab ROY CHOWDHURY, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), India
Formas y Repertorios De La Violencia En La Microrregión Lagunar Del Istmo De Tehuantepec
Evelyn MEJIA CARRASCO, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico