[URBANTH-L] CFP: Globalization, Environmental Ethics and Environmental Justice

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu May 4 20:27:01 EDT 2006

Call for Papers: Globalization, Environmental Ethics and Environmental 

Dates:  24 - 28 August 2006
Call for Papers:  16 June 2006
Location:  East Lansing, MI

Papers are invited for the following interdisciplinary conference, to be 
held at Michigan State University, East Lansing and focused on unfolding 
environmental developments.

As globalization advances and the global character of many environmental 
problems become more manifest, wider perspectives are stimulated in local 
environmental traditions. In North America, a burgeoning environmental 
justice movement makes links between environmental damage, poverty and race 
that strongly recall longstanding political concerns in Europe and the 
South. In Western Europe, scepticism and mistrust of GM and other new deep 
technologies raises questions about the character of "nature" long discussed 
in relation to the American wilderness tradition. About the globe, 
environmental activists grapple with new problems of human impacts, risk, 
technology, consumption and just distribution, and articulate new visions of 
the future.

This conference aims to bring together a range of disparate voices across 
the globe and the disciplines, broadening these new international 
discussions by bringing distinctly American traditions of environmental 
ethics into dialogue with international concerns in environmental politics, 
philosophy, literature, sociology, history and economics.

The conference is organized by the Lyman Briggs School of Science, which has 
long pioneered research co-operation right across the disciplines between 
arts and sciences at Michigan State University, the USA's first land-grant 
University. Workshop topics will include:

* Ecological Restoration
* Nature, Culture and Artifact
* Environmental Justice
* Animals and Speciesism
* Ecofeminism
* The Land Ethic
* Environmental Citizenship
* Economy and Ecology
* Risk and Technology
* Ecology and Utopia
* Environmental Movements
* Environmental History
* Climate Change & Disasters
* Literature and Ecology


Dr Piers H.G. Stephens
Lyman Briggs School
Michigan State University
35 E Holmes Hall
East Lansing, MI 48825-1107
Tel: +1 (517) 353-4878
Email: steph243 at msu.edu 

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