Call for papers that relevant for people working on resource extraction and political ecology.
CFP: Special Issue of JPE on Political Ecologies of Time and Temporality in Resource Extraction
We are soliciting proposals for papers to be included in a 2019 Special Section in the on “Political Ecologies of Time and Temporality in Resource Extraction.” The issue will advance scholarship on the political ecology of natural resources and critical resource studies by engaging with emerging theorizations of temporality. We seek papers that show how the temporalities of natural resources are contested in contemporary politics, mobilize diverse political projects, and shape responses to multiple environmental crises.
We invite papers that are empirically rich and theoretically engaged, and that add to existing themes in the Special Section, advancing understanding of political ecological approaches to temporalities of resource extraction. For example, papers in the collection highlight the political importance of nostalgia and future imaginaries around resources in both perpetuating anti-environmental right-wing populism and advancing popular resistance to colonialism and dispossession. Papers also demonstrate the importance of temporality in capital accumulation and environmental mitigation. We particularly welcome papers based on research outside the U.S. and/or in the Global South, and/or using comparative methods. However, we will also consider papers focused on U.S. and Global North contexts. We are open to diverse methodologies and theoretical approaches, and take a broad understanding of resources and extraction.
Political ecology research on extraction has engaged questions of socio-political conflicts (Walter & Urkidi 2017), the material effects of extraction on landscapes, regions, and biophysical properties of Earth (Perreault, 2013; Bebbington, 2012; Jenkins, 2016), the centrality of oil to capitalism (Huber, 2013), and environmental justice activism (Urkidi & Walter, 2011; Velicu & Kaika 2017; Bustos et al., 2017; Kojola, 2018). More broadly, these discussions intersect with environmental and energy justice (Franklin & Osborne, 2017), resource sovereignty (Partridge, 2017), and processes of dispossession (Rousselin, 2018). Building on these bodies of work, papers in this issue should use political ecology approaches to theorize the multiple timescales involved in resource-making, and how temporal frames are mobilized in remembering, experiencing, or planning for resource extraction (Weszkalnys 2014, 2015; Ferry & Limbert, 2008). This theorization will add to growing attention about divergent timescales and temporalities in political and social interactions with the geophysical and biophysical world (Duvall 2011; Arnall & Kothari, 2015; Li, 2017).
Interested author(s) should submit an abstract for the proposed paper (300 words) by November 20, 2018 to the special issue co-editors, Ashley Fent and Erik Kojola. We will notify authors about our acceptance of the proposed articles by the end of November. Full manuscripts of 8,000-12,000 words (including references) are due to the co-editors by January 31, 2019 who will suggest initial revisions, prior to March 31, 2019 deadline for submission to JPE and double-blind peer-review. However, author(s) may propose alternative timelines which the co-editors will consider.
Ashley Fent, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth Science and Geography Department, Vassar College
Erik Kojola, PhD, email@example.com
Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Department, Davidson College