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Extractive politics and ecofeminism 
Selina Gallo-Cruz (Syracuse University)
Ana Isla (Brock University)
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Selina Gallo-Cruz (Syracuse University)
Alexandra Scrivner (Syracuse University)
Thursday 25 July, -, -
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
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Short Abstract:

This panel brings together papers exploring the nature of ecofeminist responses to extractive politics and the possibility for subsistence perspectives to challenge the violence of global neoliberalism.

Long Abstract:

Extractive politics have long served as an object of inquiry in political ecological studies, as extractive politics constitute the political economic backdrop to colonization, globalization, land displacement, civil war, migration, and the multi-valent experiences of structural violence in the neoliberal era. Ecofeminist concepts of embodied materialism and the sustainability of a subsistence economy formulate a unique analytical response, conceptualizing the complex relationship between ontologies of objectification and economies of extraction, systems of Otherism and systems of violence, and the divergent epistemological stances taken by a politics of (global Northern, capitalist and industrialist) human supremacism and transhumanism movements and those of (global Southern, anti-capitalist and ecological) subsistence economic and land sovereignty movements. Whereas developments in decolonial theory have pushed back on the subjugation of knowledges and culture by a Western oriented neoliberalism in politics and thought, ecofeminist work has nurtured epistemological, ontological and praxis-based alternatives to the problems of violence and degradation systemically writ on our social and ecological worlds.

This panel welcomes field work and theoretical developments exploring the persistence and resistance of ecofeminist experiences and frameworks to extractive politics, the expansion of industrial violence and corporate power, and by extension, the control of distant others over those whose lives have been devalued in a global industrial system.

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Session 1 Thursday 25 July, 2024, -
Session 2 Thursday 25 July, 2024, -