While not always engaging with the concept of “technoscience,” scholars of critical, feminist, and crip disability studies often build on the foundational claim of disability studies that natural and built environments are constructed rather than given, offering a critical perspective on the ways science and technology shape the expression, enactment, or elimination of disability, impairment, and illness.
We consider how zones of exclusion, zero tolerance zones and other similar geospatial “exclusionary regimes” emphasize “the undeserving and the unreformable nature of deviants” (Becket and Weston 2001:44) while carving out the literal space for profitable waste.
2017-18 Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellowship The Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (JINELC) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow to participate in a Mellon Sawyer Seminar, “Grounding the Ecocritical: Materializing Wastelands and Living on in the Middle East.” …
These are the lessons we have learned in efforts to salvage neglected information in the form of narrative fragments salvaged from the waste stream. Our working laboratory is a comprehensive community waste reduction centre.
We invite academics, practitioners and activists from a range of backgrounds and knowledge institutions to debate the shifting roles of knowledge, culture and ecologies in historical, contemporary and future scenarios of crisis, environmental justice and inequality, governance, socio-environmental change and reckonings with nature and a diversity of cosmologies.
Call for Papers: Workshop on “Pollution, Environmental Justice, and Citizen Science” 3-4 May 2017, University of Warwick Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK. Citizen science has long been a key means of seeking environmental justice, by bridging the divide between formal expertise and the public. The availability of …
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships.
What should we make of the ever more excessive production of remainders? What spaces of creativity and innovation struggle against, emerge from, or make visible this seemingly hidden facet of our modernity?