Smart, Sustainable and Just
I am taking the liberty of sending you information about a call for papers for both a SI issue of The International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development and a conference with symposia that may be of interest to IECA members. I would be grateful if you could pass on the information. If you would like further information please let me know.
A Call for Papers has recently been published regards a Special Issue of the International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development. The title of the call is: Smart, Sustainable and Just: Higher Education and the Remaking of the Right to the City.
The Discourse Power and Resistance (DPR13) conference will be held at the Greenwich University, London, between 9-11 April 2013. Conference title is: Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion (http://dprconference.com/):
A widespread abuse of power is to organise the social world into groups that are included and others that are excluded, using the discourse of the powerful group, like subtly barbed wire, to distinguish the insiders from the outsiders on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, age, wealth, sexuality, class and other grouping. Communities may then disintegrate. The excluded members may seek to be admitted to the privileged group by learning and adopting its discourse; or they may resist this assimilation and celebrate their difference in defiant counter-cultures of their own.
Abstracts for papers, workshops, posters, performance and exhibition work to contribute to the conference are now being invited. Conference streams will be announced soon but a number of projects and symposia proposals are already under way: http://dprconference.com/conference/dpr-13/projects-and-symposia.