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Call for papers: Food sovereignty -- a critical dialogue, Yale, 12 - 13 September

Call for Abstracts/Papers - Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue
September 14–15, 2013
Yale University

Deadline: June 15, 2013

We are inviting abstracts/papers around the broad topic of "food
sovereignty" for the upcoming conference Food Sovereignty: A Critical
Dialogue. We understand the concept broadly as the right of peoples to
democratically control or determine the shape of their food system, and
to produce sufficient and healthy food in culturally appropriate and
ecologically sustainable ways in and near their territory. As such it
spans issues like food politics, agroecology, land reform, bio-fuels,
genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the patenting of life forms, labor
migration, the feeding of volatile cities, urban gardening, ecological
sustainability, and subsistence rights, among others. We are interested in
varied papers including theoretical, empirical, methodological,
state-of-the-art review, and commentary papers by established or early
career researchers. We are especially interested in papers that are
skeptical and/or critical of the issue, which raise important and
difficult questions. Embracing a plenary of views, the conference aims to
provide a platform for a critical but constructive dialogue.

Interested participants should submit a CV and an abstract with project
title of no more than 500 words to the following email address:

by June 15th, 2013. If you have a draft paper, we encourage you to
submit the full paper instead. Decisions will be rendered by July 1st. Some
papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the
Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS).

Unfortunately, the modest funds available for the conference are not
able to provide ALL participants with travel and accommodation support.
Breakfast and lunch, however, will be provided.

Please feel free to contact us at the above email address with any
Organizing Committee:

Saturnino ("Jun") M. Borras Jr., Todd Holmes, James C. Scott, and
Kalyanakrishnan ("Shivi") Sivaramakrishnan
Conference Secretariat:

Todd Holmes, Zoe VanGelder, and Andrés Vargas Castillo

Professor A Haroon Akram-Lodhi
Chair of the Department of International Development Studies
Trent University
Peterborough, Canada
Contact details:
Twitter: @AHAkramLodhi

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