From the margins to the center: voices and movements that communicate, demonstrate, relocate, or emancipate marginalized communities

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights Specialty Group, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Napoleon D1, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Eric West
Chairs: Eric West


Today’s cultural politics feature continual assertions of power through both symbolic and material practices as well as opposition and resistance to it. Current events involve spaces and communities across all geographic scales and position geographers well to question and understand what seems to be an increasingly carnivalesque and exclusionary world. This paper session seeks to consider and explore spatial and representational strategies used by disenfranchised communities in response to the marginalizing effects of economic, political, coercive, and symbolic power. Work that engages processes implicated in making assertions of power or the opposition or resistance to power present in the public imagination; in the formation, spatial exclusion, and contestation of communities; or, in the maintenance or effects of borders or trans-boundary flows is particularly encouraged. Theoretical engagements are welcome as well as focus on any place or space irrespective of location or extent. Communities and sites include but are not limited to:
**homes and the homeless;
**children and adolescents;
**persons labeled or diagnosed with disabilities;
**sites of violence and warfare;
**sites of detention, incarceration, or committal;
**minority groups including people of color or people of any ethnic or religious group;
**gender-based or LGBTQ communities;
**indigenous or stateless peoples; and,
**victims of human trafficking, human rights violations, or sexual violence.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Yonit Yogev*, , Diversity, equity and inclusion in the National Park Service: Narratives, counter-narratives and the importance of moving beyond demographics 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Eric West*, Southern Connecticut State University, Tiam MohammadzadeMiraki, Call of Sustainable Nature Institute, Tehran, Make dolls not war: an ethnography of female doll makers and their art in rural Iran 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Elicia Cousins*, Northeastern University - BOSTON, MA, Resisting Regimes of Silence in Post-Fukushima Japan through Recuperation Retreats for Children and Mothers 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Kai Kenttamaa Squires*, McGill University, Comparative Sexualized Entrepreneurialism Across an American City-Region: A Case Study from Miami and Fort Lauderdale 20 4:20 PM
Discussant Vandana Wadhwa MERIDIAN R&C LLC 20 4:40 PM

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