I have good news. We have found a way to reduce the registration fees by half! This requires us to have the conference July 20-21 (Thursday and Friday).
We have spent the last couple of months searching for inexpensive lodging, food, and conference rooms. We expect to charge only $75 for the fully employed and $45 for graduate students and the underemployed. After we hear from our last funding source in the next day or two, we have the final tally of our resources we will finalize the budget, registration fees, and send out a registration form.
It is our intention to send the link to the registration form by June 5.
We have negotiated the conference organization so that everything is within a short walk of everything. Our meetings will be at the Lecture Hall and Student Wing, across the street and to the left from Mohawk dormitory where rooms will be available at a low cost. Breakfasts and lunches will be available, at cost, from the Market Place, which is in located in the University Union, across the street from Mohawk. Please see details below.
We’re very excited about the conference and are very much looking forward to greeting you all!
Your Executive Board,
Diana Gildea, Jason W. Moore, & Andy Pragacz
Lodging is at the Mohawk dormitory on Binghamton Campus, pictured to the right. The cost is as follows and must be paid in advance.
- Single Occupancy Room: $32/night/person
- Double Occupancy Room: $25/night/person
- Linen Packet $12/packet that includes a top sheet, a fitted sheet, pillow and pillowcase, a towel and washcloth.
Parking is currently negotiated at $6 per day and must be paid in advance.
Breakfast and lunch on the 20th and 21st will be at the Binghamton University Market Place, no-host. You can select from the following: (More information can be found here https://binghamton.sodexomyway.com/dining-choices/retail/index.html.)
- Bearcat Café coffee & baked goods $1.95-$4.95
- Cakes and Eggs breakfast and lunch $4.49-$6.49
- Gardentoss lunch $2.40-$6.79
- Mein Bowl lunch pricing currently unavailable
- Moghul lunch $5.25-$7.50
- NY Deli lunch $5.79-$6.99
- Red Mango lunch $4.29-$6.95
- Tully’s University lunch $5.65-$7.99
There are several restaurants within walking distance for dinner July 20, including:
We will host a desert reception for the evening of July 20 and a dinner for our last night, July 21.
CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE MARCH 1 2017
Power, Reproduction, and Unpaid Work/Energy in the Capitalist World-Ecology
Third annual conference of the World-Ecology Research Network
20-21 July, 2017, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
We welcome proposals for individual papers as well as paper sessions, book sessions, and panel discussions. Inquiries and proposals may be sent to:
Deadline for proposals: 1 March, 2017: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two important currents of critical thought have gained special prominence over the past decade: the Marxist critique of capitalist ecology, and the feminist critique of unpaid work and social reproduction in capitalist development. This conference explores how these perspectives are not only helpful – but necessary – to each other in the analysis of capitalism’s diverse forms of exploitation, appropriation, and domination. The observation that capitalism works simultaneously in and through bodies, landscapes, and the biosphere remains, however, undertheorized and inadequately historicized. Rather than consider gendered and ecological forms of violence and appropriation as discrete historical domains, the conference seeks to open questions concerning their mutual constitution. Especially important, in this light, is the centrality of unpaid work – delivered by “women, nature, and colonies” (Mies) – in the history of capitalism, including the 21st century’s conjuncture of climate change, financial instability, and a wildly expanding “surplus humanity.” We are especially interested in papers that open space for rethinking of capitalism and capital accumulation in the web of life, and in its manifold forms of colonial, racialized, and gendered violence. Papers may be regional or global, empirical or conceptual.
We invite established and younger scholars – as well as activists and others outside the university system – to contribute papers on these themes as well as broader questions posed by the world-ecology conversation.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to)
Race, Gender, and Colonialism
Social Reproduction and Class Struggle
The Political Ecology and Political Economy of Unpaid Work
Women, Work, and Modes of Re/Production
Nature, Gender, and Industrialization
Neoliberalism, Gender, and ‘Disposable’ Workers
Commodity Frontiers: Households, Imperialisms, Capitalisms
Gender and Transitions to Capitalism
Value Relations, Unpaid Labor, and Capital Accumulation
Commodity Chains as Racial, Gender, and Colonial Violence
Women, Nature, and colonies as Frontiers of Appropriation and Exploitation
Depletion and Devaluation within Capitalized Ecologies
Racialized and Gendered Accumulation Strategies
The Politics of Care Work
WE WILL ALSO ACCEPT PAPERS ON OTHER TOPICS WITHIN A BROADLY RELATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL CHANGE, INCLUDING:
Literature in the Capitalist World-Ecology
The Nature of Combined and Uneven Development
The Politics of Work and Work/Energy
Gramscian World-Ecologies/Political Ecologies
Anthropogenic/Capitalogenic Climate Change
Energy, Work, and Value
Accumulation Crises and the Four Cheaps
Patterns of Appropriation and Exploitation of Humanity-in-Nature
Social and Labor Movements and Accumulation Regimes
States and Geopower: Territory- and Environment-Making in Capitalism
Hydropolitics, Hydro-Crises, and the End of Cheap Water
The conference will be held 21-22 July, 2017 at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.
Direct queries to: email@example.com.