ASA PEWS Panel: The Family and the Market

A Political Economy of World Systems (PEWS) session for ASA conference next year. Consider submitting a proposal for the session: The Family and the Market in the Longue Durée As Melinda Cooper shows in Family Values, neoliberalism and the new social conservativism converge in the US in the 1970s to re-establish the private family asContinue reading “ASA PEWS Panel: The Family and the Market”

Call for Papers: World-Ecology, Bonn, July 28-30

Working Environments, Unruly Natures No Politics of Work without Nature, No Politics of Nature without Work! CallForPapers Sixth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network, Bonn, July 28-30, 2020   In the unfolding climate crisis, two questions loom large in the search for planetary justice: What is a radical politics of work in an eraContinue reading “Call for Papers: World-Ecology, Bonn, July 28-30”

(CFP) Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life (San Francisco, 30-31 May 2019)

San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network The most dystopian story brings out capitalism’s darkest and most oppressive features. And the most utopian stories bring out modernity’s most hopeful and emancipatory features ofContinue reading “(CFP) Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life (San Francisco, 30-31 May 2019)”

Routledge Publication — Just Out!: The Financialization of Agri-Food Systems

Financialization is the increased influence of financial actors and logics on social and economic life, and is one of the key drivers transforming food systems and rural economies around the world. The premise of this book is that the actions of financial actors, and their financial logics, are transforming agri-food systems in profound ways. ItContinue reading “Routledge Publication — Just Out!: The Financialization of Agri-Food Systems”

New Issue (Winter 2018) Journal of World Systems Research

Announcing New Issue of Journal of World-Systems Research The Journal of World-Systems Research is available free online at jwsr.pitt.edu It is the official journal of the American Sociological Association’s section on Political Economy of the World-System and one of the most established scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journals.  Journal of World-Systems Research Volume 24 Number 1Continue reading “New Issue (Winter 2018) Journal of World Systems Research”

CFP: Extractivisms, Social Movements & Ontological Formations (Helsinki, August 2018)

https://worldecologyconferences.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/wern2018helsinki-cfp/ FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE WORLD-ECOLOGY RESEARCH NETWORK: Extractivisms, Social Movements and Ontological Formations AUGUST 15 -18, 2018 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, CITY CENTER CAMPUS Over the past two decades, large-scale resource extraction has returned to center stage in the political economy of capitalism – and in the resistance to it. Called “extractivism” by scholarsContinue reading “CFP: Extractivisms, Social Movements & Ontological Formations (Helsinki, August 2018)”

New Issue of Journal of World Systems Research (Free access — online)

Journal of World-Systems Research Volume 23 Number 2 Summer/Fall 2017 Table of Contents Special Issue: Ecologically Unequal Exchange Guest editors: R. Scott Frey, Paul K. Gellert, and Harry F. Dahms Paul K. Gellert, R. Scott Frey, and Harry F. Dahms “Introduction to Special Issue: Ecologically Unequal Exchange in Comparative Perspective” Mark Noble, “Chocolate and theContinue reading “New Issue of Journal of World Systems Research (Free access — online)”