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ecology, indigeneity, justice
About borderlands CALL FOR PAPERS


Intersections of Earth, Country and Power: Ecology, Indigeneity, and Justice

Editors: Christine Winter, Stefanie Fishel and Anthony Burke


Borderlands is currently commissioning a special issue - to be published in the second part of 2021 - featuring work broadly at the intersection of ecology, social justice and law. We would welcome papers that consider the way communities (especially indigenous peoples) are negotiating the intersection of racism and/or capitalism and ecological questions; and how environmental change interacts with questions of (in)equality, coloniality and justice. Papers exploring larger (meta)theoretical and normative questions around these concerns are also welcome.

A particular focus will be how questions of ecological protection and justice may link with those around indigeneity, race, sovereignty and power. We aim to highlight how histories of indigenous dispossession and resistance were paralleled by colonials land appropriations and ecological despoliation, how those relationships are perpetuated into the present though various systems of politics, discourse and law, and the multiple spaces and modes in which they are being challenged: disciplinary knowledge politics, local struggles, national and international law, global governance regimes, the anthropocene/capitalocene, and struggles over the available meanings and spaces of the political. We are also interested in papers that consider the ecological status, use and misuse of indigenous knowledges and ontologies; and how ecological politics and change could be understood from indigenous vantage points and histories.

Articles can be focused in (or traverse) many disciplines, for example, pursuing narrative or environmental humanities approaches, philosophy (both analytic and continental), law, ethics, politics and governance, and more.

Please email an expression of interest comprising an article title, a 100-300 word abstract, and some brief biographical information to the editors at by 1 March 2020.




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