Dr. Manoranjan Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA), Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune. Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Somnath Ghosal, Centre for Rural Development and Innovative Sustainable Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Email- email@example.com
To comprehend the dynamics of deep-rooted causes of human vulnerability in rural areas by using the analytical framework of ‘Plantationocene and Global Change’ would provide a distinctive worldview to researchers across disciplines and regions. The Plantationocene is an analytical framework to understand the radical simplification of ecological (devastating transformation of natural forest into monoculture) and social systems proposed by Donna Haraway and further explored by Wendy Wolford and others. The framework works as an epistemological tool and explores how the process of today’s planetary crisis (climate change and landscape change) begins and how agrarian capitalism including labour exploitation, and displacement is interlinked with it. ‘Plantationocene and Global Change’ is key for interpreting local and global histories and spaces of human vulnerability. Based on the empirical findings and historical evidence, we invite research papers which argue that today’s human vulnerability is not a stand-alone problem, it is linked to the ‘Plantationocene, everyday politics and landscape change’. Nevertheless, in a broader sense, we invite papers that focus on human vulnerability in geographies like tea, coffee, and any kind of plantation area. We cordially invite all to submit abstracts of your work, creative arts and innovative presentations are also welcome.
To submit an abstract:
Please email the title, presenter information and abstract (max 300 words) to Dr. Manoranjan Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA), Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune. Email- firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 23rd February 2024.
Deadline for submissions no later than Friday 23 February 2024.