SE07
Conflict, compassion and social actors

Convenors:
Margarita Zárate (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico City.)
Maria Gabriela Hita (Federal University of Bahia)
Location:
University Place 6.206
Start time:
6 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel addresses issues on a variety of social actors demands which seek to overcome old and new forms of social exclusion and strengthen a greater inclusion against new modalities of social inequalities within the neo-liberal order.

Long abstract:

This panel addresses the demands and movements of a variety of social actors that seek to overcome old and new forms of social exclusion and strengthen a greater inclusion against new modalities of social inequalities within the neo-liberal order. We are interested in understanding diverse forms of resistance and apparent compliance, the centrality of "the past" and "the present" in the constitution of new forms of subjectivity, religious, social or political forms of protest. The main thematic concern is struggles for social and economic rights against the inhuman side of the world along with different expressions of violence: political, structural, symbolic, and everyday. The roles of the State, non-state organizations and/or social movements will be examined in terms of their achievements to date and future possibilities for providing (or not) alternatives for reducing conflict and bringing about social change. We also wish to explore the issue of whether new forms of inclusion/exclusion could produce new modalities of exclusion/inclusion in the different context they are operating. In this direction, papers will discuss themes relating to gender, the body, age, ethnicity, memory, multiculturalism, social struggles, and violence within urban, rural, neo-rural, post indigenous and transnational contexts.