We invite panel proposals and paper presentations that speak to this year’s theme as well as to general ClassCrits themes. See below for details.
In addition, we extend a special invitation to junior scholars to submit proposals for works in progress. Each work in progress will be commented upon by a senior scholar as well as other scholars in a small, supportive working session.
- Constructing & Deconstructing the 99%
- The Vanishing(ed) Middle-Class (family, housing, health care, education, income, employment, other)
- Social Mobility—Falling Backwards
- Gender Dynamics in Economic Downturns and Recoveries
- The Role of Women & Women’s Issues in Protest Movements
- Anti-Poverty Strategies
- Mapping a Way Forward (strategies for change in general)
- Political Failure (tax policy, immigration, labor & employment, welfare, other)
- Politics 2012–Political Opportunity?
- Structural Inequality (law, public health, education, other)
- Conscious and Unconscious Animus Against Poor People (immigration, criminalization, family, other)
- Spatial Inequality (segregation, rurality, surveillance)
- W(h)ither the Social Safety Net? (welfare, bankruptcy, housing, food, other)
- Class and Inequality: How are they different?
- Exploring the Racial & Inter-Racial Impacts of Economic Downturns and Poverty
- International Social & Economic Equality/Mobility (shared lessons and lessons to be learned)
- Human Rights or Civil Rights?
- The Great Tech Divide (in terms of race, gender, class, location [suburbs, cities, rural areas])
In addition, we invite panel proposals that speak to the general themes of ClassCrits, including:
- The legal and cultural project of constructing inequalities of all kinds as natural, normal, and necessary
- The relationships among economic, racial, and gender inequality
- The development of new methods with which to analyze and criticize economics and law (beyond traditional “law and economics”)
- The relationship between material systems and institutions and cultural systems and institutions.
ClassCrits V will be held November 16-17, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Keynote Address: Professor Erik Olin Wright, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin.
Please submit your proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 17, 2012