Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Friday, May 30 9:00am-10:30am Vallee-400

Primary Session Category: Environmental Sociology
Session Code: Envi2
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: This session will explore the contentious politics of mobilities in the context of ecological change. Mobilities become contentious when they involve the exclusion of others, advance unconventional practices, or challenge existing power relations. Increasingly, mobilities are becoming contentious in relation to a rapidly changing global environment. We invite abstracts that explore the theme of contentious mobilities in the context of environmental issues, such as climate change, energy use, and urban sprawl. Construed broadly, this includes human mobilities, mobile elements of the non-human environment, and intersections of human mobilities and the non-human environment. We welcome papers that explore contentious mobilities from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives.

Session Organizers:
Stephanie Sodero, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sociology,
Nick Scott, University of Windsor, Sociology

Chair: Stephanie Sodero

Discussant: Nick Scott


1.     Eva Bogdan  

Flooding discourse: Perceptions and practices of the 2013 flood management in High River, Alberta

2.     Max Chewinski   

 Whither the State? Globalization, Citizenship Regimes, and Canadian Mining as Nation-Building

3.     Luca Berardi  

‘Just Follow the Code’: Violence and Altered Mobility in a Toronto Public Housing Development

4.     Cathryn Sprague, Emily Huddart Kennedy  

“I’m an advocate, not an activist”: Distinguishing between movements and communities of practice in a case study of alternative food networks

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