Oct 302014
 October 30, 2014

4Race-rurality-400This workshop will examine the contemporary state of development, and the fluid zones of rurality in the world economy through the optic of raciality. It will cover notably Asia, Africa and the Americas including the U. S. and the Caribbean.  The arguments considered will pivot on heightened risks and multiple states of insecurity being faced given the forces of globalization and environmental change, and the steady decline in the livelihoods of people of color globally, their deepened vulnerabilities, and the complex reconstitution of systemic and lived racialization within this process.

This event is hosted by Duke African & Africa-American Studies and co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Africa Initiative, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Dean of the Humanities, Dean of the Social Sciences, Duke University Center for International Studies, Department of Sociology, Franklin Humanities Institute, Institute of African American Research (UNC Chapel Hill), International Comparative Studies, and the Office of the Provost.

March 26-28, 2015
101 West Duke Building

Thursday, March 26, 5:30pm: Keynote Address with Philip McMichael, Professor of Development Sociology at Cornell University

Panel Schedule Friday and Saturday

Friday, March 27
8.45 am: Introduction: Anne-Maria Makhulu (co-organizer)
Welcoming Remarks: Srinivas Aravamudan (President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes)

Panel #1: 9-11 am: Post-Raciality, and the Politics of Land and Development
Chair: Caela O’Connell (UNC)
Arturo Escobar, “After-Development: Buen Vivir and Transitions to Post-Extractivism in South America
Olivia Maria Gomes da Cunha, ‘A Peesi fu libi’: the Cottica, Ndyuka Families in the Spacetimes of Moengo”
Joost Fontein, “Genealogical geographies, territoriality and the politics of land and belonging in southern Zimbabwe.”

Panel #2: 11.15-1.15pm: Racial Governmentality and the Politics of Space
Chair: Karla Slocum (UNC)
Gabriela Valdivia, “At the margins of oil and revolution: Uneven Development and the Revolución Ciudadana in Ecuador”
Patricia Northover & Michaeline A. Crichlow, “Land Grabs, Racial Governmentality: Mapping the effect of ‘sweetness and power’ in Africa”
Daniel B. Ahliquist & Amanda L. Flaim, “Race, Space and Inequality: An Internal Periphery in Upland Northern Thailand.”

LUNCH 1.15-2pm

Panel #3: 2-4pm: States in Development and Agrarian Spaces
Chair: Jessica Namakkal (Duke University)
Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, “Agrarian Spaces, Race and Surveillance: Latino Immigrant Farmers and Exclusionism at the US department of Agriculture”
James Giblin, “A Developmentalist State Frustrates Development: Rural Tanzania in the Time of Ujamaa,”
Jeannie Whayne, “Race in the Reconstruction of Rural Society in the Twentieth Century U.S. South”

Panel #4: 4.15-6.15pm: Precarious Time-Spaces and Racialized Inequalities
Chair: Wahneema Lubiano (Duke University)
Beverley Mullings, “Racialized Youth in Precarious Times: Exploring Endurance and Social Transformation: Beyond the Urban/Rural Divide”
Pandora Thomas, “Pathways to resilience: Transforming the U.S. prison pipeline by using lessons and principles rooted in indigenous wisdom and nature”
Dana E. Powell, “Racing the Reservation: Geopolitics of Identity and Development in the Navajo Nation”


Saturday, March 28

Panel #5: 9-11am: Revolution, Race-Craft and Rural Development
Chair: Marcos Morales (Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo)
Ray Kea, “An Age of Revolution in the Global Economy: Rethinking Social Struggles and Transformations in Western Africa’s Zones of Rurality (ca. 1500-ca. 1800)”
Wazir Mohamed, “Race/Class Marginalization: Through the Prism of Globalization of the Rice Industry”
Juan Guisti, “Land Rurality, and Region: the Mississippi Delta and Loíza (Puerto Rico)”

11.15-1.15pm: Round table: Conversations on Unsettling Race and Rurality in the Global Economy
Moderator: Michaeline A. Crichlow
Participants: Alvaro Reyes, Anne-Maria Makhulu, and Patricia Northover