Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Tuesday, May 27 1:45pm-3:15pm Vallee-299

Primary Session Category: Political Sociology/Social Justice/Social Movements
Session Code: PSSM3-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: Theories of violence and nonviolence are inextricably bound up with conceptions of social and political action, justice and the law. These theories can also provide a lens with which to examine institutional structures, language, and our relationship with others, with ourselves and with the environment. What bearings do violence and nonviolence have on the way we are and, therefore, on the world we occupy? This session invites papers concerned with broadening our conceptualization of violence and nonviolence beyond the traditional theoretical boundaries within sociology and social theory. The aim of this session is to create a conversation between papers that help us better attune ourselves to practices of violence or nonviolence in our environing world.

This is a joint-session with the Society for Socialist Studies and as such presenters must be a member of at least one of these associations.

Session Organizers:
Laurel Collins, University of Victoria, Interdisciplinary Studies: Sociology and Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies,
Carol Linnitt, University of Victoria, Cultural, Social and Political Thought



1.     Rebeccah Nelems  

The (Non-Violent) “Good Citizen”

2.     Al Berg   

 Curious discrepancy – non-violent protest in the violent context of Russian reality today

3.     Carol Linnitt  

Thinking the An-archic Animal: Metaphysics, Violence and the ìPractical a Prioriî

4.     Laurel Collins  

Theorizing Violence and Nonviolence in the context of Women’s Adult Education

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