Peace and ecology : alternative perspectives

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The deep crises of the world make it obvious that capitalism is entering a new phase in reaction to the mounting resistances as effects of its relentless expansion. Not only is nature being excessively exploited beyond its power of recuperation in the name of trade and development, aggravated by capitalism's addiction to oil, but life itself, rather than simply labour, has become the object of exploitation. This paper attempts to examine the inter-connections between the various facets of the crises threatening humanity, and interpret and theorize experiences in reducing dependence on the state, big business, capital, and institutions of power, as well as in nurturing alternative cultural values and logic for the actualization of networks of relations and spaces of everyday life in and through which subjectivities for sustaining a peaceful mode of relating to nature and to one another can flourish.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2010
Event8th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference - Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Duration: 17 Jun 201021 Jun 2010 (Event link)


Conference8th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTuen Mun
OtherThe 8th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference will be held in Hong Kong during June 17 – 21, 2010. Hosted by Lingnan University and organized by its Department of Cultural Studies and Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, this is the first Crossroads Conference to be held in East Asia.

Started in 1996 in Tampere, Finland, the Crossroads Conferences were to fill what was felt to be a gap in the international cultural studies community. Since then it had become one of the most important international conferences in cultural studies where scholars from all five continents get together to exchange their scholarly insights as well as to get in touch with different cultures. Organized by the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), Crossroads conference is now held every two years in different parts of the world: Birmingham in UK, Illinois in US, Istanbul in Turkey and Kingston in Jamaica.
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