Colonial and Contemporary Land Appropriation and Dispossession: In Search of Justice

Monday, 16 July 2018: 14:00-15:20
Location: Constitution Hall (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)

Language: English

Colonial histories and contemporary land appropriation reflect the structures and cultural processes that perpetuate violence against indigenous and minority communities. State and corporate power often collude in their social, political, economic and cultural marginalization. This plenary panel addresses the historical processes of colonial and contemporary land dispossession. Conceptual frameworks and empirical data address colonial histories, contexts of land appropriation, and dispossession of indigenous peoples and marginalized communities. The persistence of past inequalities and violence, as well the contemporary forms of extraction, unequal development and displacement, with implications for labor markets, gender relations, families, household and ‘country’ are examined. Also discussed, are various forms of contestation, resistance and agency, and the urgent need to rectify injustices for social transformation.
Session Organizers:
Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA and Patrizia ALBANESE, Ryerson University, Canada
Patrizia ALBANESE, Ryerson University, Canada
Oral Presentations
Australian Indigenous Dispossession: The Link between Land and Social Justice
Margaret WALTER, University of Tasmania, Australia
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