Thursday, June 25, 2009

Slavery Issues Involving Indigenous Peoples In Africa: Call for Papers

Call for presentations, 2010 meeting of Association of American Geographers

Session Title: Geographies of Slavery

Session Organizers: G. Rebecca Dobbs, UNC-Chapel Hill & Derek H. Alderman, East Carolina University

Session Description: The enslavement of people from Africa and those of African descent played a fundamental role in the development of the economy, society, and culture of the United States as well as many other countries. Yet, despite the large volume of research on this topic, there remains much scholarship to be done, particularly from a geographic perspective. We invite participation in a paper session for AAG 2010 exploring geographies of slavery, both inside and outside the American context. Papers might approach the topic from a variety of scales and perspectives, such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • geographic variation in the experiences of slavery
  • landscapes of slavery, the enslaved, and the enslaver
  • social and spatial legacies and consequences of slavery
  • slavery in the world-system
  • slavery as a circum-Atlantic phenomenon
  • enslavement of (and by) indigenous peoples
  • slaveholding and the production of white privilege
  • slaveholding in and out of the U.S. South
  • slavery and the evolution of race relations
  • slavery and the politics of national identity
  • the intersection of slavery and gender
  • slavery and plantation geographies (past and present)
  • the political economy of slavery
  • the question of slavery reparations and social justice
  • the slave trade and the African diaspora -social and spatial control of the enslaved
  • resistance of the enslaved
  • the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement
  • religion and slavery
  • politics/social movements and slavery
  • cultural geographies of slavery
  • politics of remembering and commemorating slavery
  • slave history and the promotion and performance of tourism and many more...

Contact: Rebecca Dobbs AND Derek Alderman

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, papers in this proposed session may address indigenous peoples outside of Africa as well, such as American Indians as slaves or slaveholders.
-Rebecca Dobbs (one of the session organizers)

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