Seeking ASEH 2015 panelists: Back-to-the-land movements of the 20th and 21st Centuries
I am looking to put together a panel exploring US back-to-the-land movements for the American Society for Environmental History 2015 conference (Washington D.C. March 18-22). In keeping with the conference theme, this panel would examine back-to-the-land as various resistance movements across the 20th and 21st centuries. My paper will explore post WWI to the New Deal back-to-the-land projects and the conflicting ways that these were promoted in the popular press as both a reaffirmation of white masculinity and as a site for the disposal of “unwanted populations” like immigrants, the unemployed, and disabled veterans. Any papers that explore the ways that back-to-the-land and self-sufficiency have been understood along gender, race/ethnicity, and class lines will fit well in the panel but other areas could also work. If you are interested contact me at email@example.com by July 10. The ASEH deadline for panel proposals is July 20.
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