CFP: The Changing Terrain of Aid, Humanitarianism, and Development. ISA 2018, Toronto

A CFP for abstracts for the July 2018 ISA World Congress of Sociology in Toronto:

The Changing Terrain of Aid, Humanitarianism, and Development

RC09 Social Transformations and Sociology of Development (host committee) 

Language: English

This panel focuses on the practices of aid, humanitarianism, and development. We welcome papers that address (a) the recent changes to aid, humanitarianism, or development, such as the fragmentation of the aid/humanitarian field; violence against humanitarians/aid
workers; formation of new border regimes and humanitarian subjectivities; dangerous migrant journeys and deaths at sea or on land; increased xenophobia and protectionism; and, shrinking support for development and humanitarian assistance, and/or (b) the responses to
these changes, including novel forms of/actors involved in development and humanitarian assistance, and the establishment of social collectivities for political change, including community organizations, rights-based associations, and social justice groups.
 We are interested in papers that examine these issues through a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and aim to include a diversity of perspectives and scholars in the discussion. Submissions by scholars from the Global South are especially

Session Organizers:

Suzan ILCAN, University of Waterloo, Canada,

Liam SWISS, Memorial University, Canada,

Liam Swiss

Senior Fellow, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology, Memorial University

St. John’s, NL, Canada