Call for Papers: ISA RC40 MINI-CONFERENCE

The food system in the (post)pandemic world: Disruptions, vulnerability, resilience, and alternatives
ISA RC40 Mini-Conference
Leipzig, Germany
October 20-21, 2022

No conference fee but registration is required.

This in-person two-day conference welcomes submissions which engage with, but are not limited to, the following questions:

  • How has the pandemic affected agri-food relationships, what kinds of disruptions have we observed, and what are the implications for power relations and existing inequalities? How has the pandemic affected people’s access to food, agricultural working environments, agricultural production, or climatic and ecological conditions across different contexts?
  • What vulnerabilities have emerged during the pandemic, for example, due to various COVID-19 restrictions and political measures, different forms of pandemic governance, changing power balances between food system actors, or financial and economic, and social stresses? How have people tried to cope with these vulnerabilities?
  • What new forms of resiliency have been emerging out of the pandemic situation? What creative solutions have people developed in the face of the pandemic, and what forms of resistance has the pandemic spurred? What can we learn from these resiliencies and resistances for working towards alternative food systems, and the imagination of different agri-food relationships in a (post-)pandemic world?
  • How can we make sense of the complexity of agri-food relationships during the pandemic? What methodological and theoretical challenges have we encountered, what new concepts and methods have emerged, and how can we address and integrate these within the sociology of agriculture and food and critical agri-food studies?

KEY DATES:
1 May 2022               : Deadline for abstract submissions
30 May 2022             : Announcement of accepted abstracts
15 June 2022            : Deadline for confirmation of attendance
1 July 2022               : Announcement of the Mini-Conference programme
20-21 October 2022 : Mini-Conference Days

To register or for more information, visit the mini-conference website.

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