ASA, Nov. 21-24, 2013 in Washington D.C.: "Protest, Violence, and Environmental Justice"; submit by January 15th please.

full name / name of organization: 
Yanoula Athanassakis (ASA panel proposal)

Vandana Shiva writes,"Whenever we engage in consumption or production patterns which take more than we need, we are engaging in violence" (Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace). In keeping with the ASA's 2013 theme, "Beyond the Logic of Debt: Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent," this panel invites discussion of post-1900 protest works (of any genre) which seek to address the cost of the U.S.'s environmental "over/consumption." Papers in this panel might address representations of environmental degradation as a collective vs. individual debt, they might query the idea of an "ethical" recourse to such degradation, or they might explore artistic representations of dissent. Papers might also consider how environmental violence is represented and what "successful" protest looks like—i.e. what elicits public response and outrage and what does this say about "American" values?

Please submit paper abstracts (300 words), and 1-2 page C.V.s, to Yanoula Athanassakis ( by January 15, 2013.

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