In recent years, questions of digital habitation, material governance, and global inequalities have gained new force and urgency. Inhabiting a digital ecology has now become commonplace – posing questions of material governance, as issues such as increased government surveillance or intellectual property rights, or a widespread lack of access remind us of the politics of digitization among global inequality. Material governance, in turn, is deeply embedded in digitally mediated global inequalities as global financial markets govern the material and social habitats of the most vulnerable members of the global society. Global inequalities do not end there, as the ontological governance of ecological boundaries continues to deepen the existing inequalities between humans, other-than-humans, and nonhumans.
The organizers would like to encourage submissions that deal with the conference themes from the following perspectives: new materialism, political economy of crisis, international relations, global inequalities, material governance in the virtual realm, among others. The deadline for submissions is
November 15, 2013.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Timothy W. Luke - Virginia Tech
Sarah Sharma - UNC Chapel Hill
Antonio Vazquez-Arroyo - Rutgers Newark
Dylan Wittkower - Old Dominion University
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