Call for Papers: DIMENSIONS OF POLITICAL ECOLOGY: CONFERENCE ON NATURE SOCIETY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

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Call for Papers: DIMENSIONS OF POLITICAL ECOLOGY:  CONFERENCE ON NATURE SOCIETY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Time: February 18, 2011 to February 19, 2011
Location: University of Kentucky
City/Town: Lexington, KY
Website or Map: http://www.uky.edu/AS/Geograp…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: University of Kentucky Political Ecology Working Group
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2010

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The University of Kentucky Political Ecology Working Group invites you to submit abstracts for the first annual…

DIMENSIONS OF POLITICAL ECOLOGY:
CONFERENCE ON NATURE SOCIETY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

February 18-19 2011
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Abstracts Due: December 1

Keynote Address: Paul Robbins (Department of Geography, University of Arizona)

Discussants: Richard York (Sociology, University of Oregon), Bradley Wilson (Geography, West Virginia University),
Shannon Bell, Chris Oliver (Sociology, University of Kentucky), Lisa Cliggett, Sarah Lyon (Anthropology, University of Kentucky), Tad Mutersbaugh (Geography, University of Kentucky),

This two-day conference is an opportunity to critically examine perspectives on human-environment relationships and to stimulate discussions between a wide range of scholars. We encourage submissions from scholars engaged in research on the political, economic, social, and scientific dimension of the environment, including but not limited to:


Environmental justice
Sustainability
Urban ecology
Cultural ecology
Environmental sociology
Political Ecology
Ecological modernization
Environmental history
Environmental law
Political Economy of Nature
Genetic engineering/modification
Commons, enclosures, and land tenure
Environmental risk
Resource management and conservation
Non-equilibrium ecology
Landscape studies
Environmental discourse and policy
Feminist and heterodox approaches to environmental economics
Food Security and sustainable agriculture

By sharing their work, participants can anticipate receiving feedback on the socio-natural dimensions of their work from a specialized group of scholars brought together in an intimate
setting. If you would like to present a paper or poster please prepare an abstract of no longer than 300 words, as well as list of up to 5 key words. We also invite participants to submit
organized session plans, organize panels, or volunteer to serve as a discussant. Please send all materials to UKPEWG@gmail.comby December 1, 2010.

Lexington is located in the heart of the Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, famous for its rolling hills, horse farms, and bourbon distilleries. Lexington is served by Bluegrass Airport and is a one hour drive from either Cincinnati or Louisville. In the spirit of encouraging as much participation as possible, organizers will make efforts to find housing for all out of town graduate students. More information on travel, field trips, and keynotes will be posted on the conference website:www.uky.edu/as/geography/pewg.

This Conference Is Jointly Sponsored By: The University of Kentucky Departments of Geography, Anthropology, Forestry, and
Gender & Women’s Studies; The Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability, The Student Sustainability Council, and Appalachian Research Community.

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