Climate and Income Inequality

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
C19 conference in Albuquerque in March 2018
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DEADLINE APPROACHING:  For the C19 conference in Albuquerque in March 2018, I am seeking scholars to form a panel called "Climate and Income Inequality" -- a panel that addresses the literary representation of the conjunction of climate change and socioeconomic inequality. While environmental justice and environmental racism focus on low-income or minority communities who are forced to live near hazardous or toxic environments, I would like the panel to focus on how climate change specifically affects the poor. How do authors express concerns about vulnerability, deprivation, limited resources, exploitation, oppression, development, distributive justice, mitigation, and education so that the terms equally apply to financial struggles and anthropogenic climate change? Since both wealth inequality and planetary warming are socially constructed forces of economics and politics, how do authors narrate one in terms of the other in order to reveal and connect the dual exploitation of the poor and the earth?   Please send 250-word abstracts by August 31 to drosenthal@jcu.edu