International Conference, April 25-26, 2017
Research Group Sovereignty and Social Contestation (SOSCO)
Department of Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University
As many governments claim that they cannot or should not fulfil the promise of sustainable livelihoods to their citizens, transnational institutions and corporations gain increasing leverage over these domains. At the same time, economic practices in finance, production and consumption become subject to social contestation on local and translocal scales through sharing economy initiatives, community currencies, faith-based ethical consumption, and solidarity economy networks. This conference maps these shifting economic landscapes by inquiring about sovereignty, value, sustainability, and livelihoods. How are these construed in contested ways on an everyday basis? Four panels will focus on financialization, old and new divisions of labour, sharing economies & the commons, and sustainable livelihoods.
Panel organizers: Cristina Grasseni, Coco Kanters, Don Kalb, Patrick Neveling, Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar
Papers by: Catherine Dolan, Jonathan de Vore, Coco Kanters, Giovanni Orlando, Sílvia Gómez Mestres & Marianne Lien, Peter Luetchford, Liz Fox, Federico De Musso, Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar, Hadas Weiss, Erik Bähre, Katharina Bodirsky, Stefan Voicu, Rebecca Prentice, Tijo Salverda, Ivan Rajković, Jane Lynch, Paul Robert Gilbert
Discussants: Tine de Moor, Susana Narotzky, Douglas Holmes, Chris Hann