This session seeks to bring together research on individual, group and community responses within cities to events and social forces producing marginality and dislocation. We welcome a range of considerations including neo-liberal governance, global capital, ecological disaster, corporate sporting events, war, homonationalism, settler colonialism, and tightening of immigration. We are especially keen to make connections across different activist initiatives and justice-oriented research projects to critically think about questions of inclusion, citizenship and belonging. In what ways are such terms being reconfigured by such activisms and justice-oriented research? How are they challenged? We are also interested in how researchers are conceptually approaching questions of diversity and intersectionality (identities, subject-formation, specific issues) in their work, as method and/or as strategies to resist marginality and dislocation.
Session Code: PJM4