Call for Proposals: Ecological Resistance Movements in the 21st Century: The Continuing Global Struggle for Biocultural Survival and Multispecies Justice

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We are currently seeking paper proposals for Ecological Resistance Movements in the 21st Century: The Continuing Global Struggle for Biocultural Survival and Multispecies Justice.  We envision both an edited volume by this title and are also planning a special issue of the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, which will be composed of the contributions that pay the greatest attention to the religious, spiritual, and affective dimensions of the analyzed movements.

A wide variety of environmental movements emerged globally after the first Earth Day in 1970. Increasingly, they have been joined by anti-colonial, poor people’s, indigenous, feminist and social justice movements that were seeking to integrate environmental concerns. Over the years, a number of works analyzed the influences and prospects of these movements, including, in 1995, Ecological Resistance Movements: The Global Emergence of Radical and Popular EnvironmentalismIn recent years there appears to be an upsurge in direct action and other forms of environmental resistance, including resistance at Gezi Park in Turkey, the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil, to the gates of the White House in Washington DC. We seek to focus scholarly attention on this resurgence and seek proposals analyzing them.

The deadline for the submission of proposal abstracts is 15 May 2014.  Interested scholars should consult the detailed Call for Proposals.

Enquiries and proposals should be directed to Joseph Witt (jwitt@philrel.msstate.edu).

By early June editors will respond and encourage contributions from those whose proposed articles they consider the most fitting and promising. Papers will be due by 31 December 2014.

The editors are Bron Taylor (Professor of Religion and Environmental Ethics at the University of Florida), Ursula Münster (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rachel Carson Center and the Department of Anthropology, LMU Munich), and Joseph Witt (Assistant Professor of Religion at Mississippi State University).

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