This panel seeks to add to the growing critical scholarship on the green economy and invites researchers studying discards, recycling, repurposing and allied processes from a critical perspective to explore the hidden effects of the circular economy transition.
The 2017 symposium – which anticipates an international conference to take place in 2018 – seeks to explore the range of themes covered under the heading of ‘trash’ and the multiplicity of theoretical perspectives and methodological tools that can be applied in its analysis.
The Emmy Noether Research Group “Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy” is nviting applications for three funded positions for doctoral candidates. The project “Hazardous Travels” is based at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. Positions start April 2017 or later.
In this workshop we seek to interrogate the notion of uselessness in culture, politics and aesthetics both empirically and theoretically through four broad interconnected themes; the everyday, space, the body and objects.
Regarding Giant Mine, the Canadian government’s plan for containment involves freezing the arsenic underground in perpetuity. Beyond the technical challenges, the question of how to communicate risk and containment to future generations by imagining a time in the distant future unlike anything we know now is no easy task.
We would like to bring political ecologists’ attention to (and questioning of) scale to the conversation on socioecological futures, and are interested in work sitting at the intersection of these parallel discussions.
This special issue aims to present the best of ongoing interdisciplinary scholarship on historical and contemporary processes involved in the flow of secondhand objects and materials, their transformations and revaluations, and the persons, policies, and markets involved with them.