Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 24, 2020
Location: 
Netherlands
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Environmental History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Public Policy, Rural History / Studies

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
International Conference

Thematic Approach

Our new conference wishes to explore world’s most complex and multifaceted enigma. From time, eternal poverty has been one of the most challenging and perplexing problems facing society. The new millennium abounds in examples of extreme poverty; it seems that in the most wealthy and technologically advanced era of mankind, poverty is vigorously growing and becoming ever more mainstream; the acceptability of poverty in society is a controversial issue in twenty-first century. It is race, religion, education, political opinion, nationality and sexual orientation that have traditionally been considered challenging and the root of social problems. However, poverty has been resilient against all social progress; it seems an impossible riddle to solve. 

Our new conference wishes to engage in the philosophical, political and economical debates about the causes and solutions to the problem of poverty. We will explore the ideologies that often dominate the discussion, research the real philosophical and historical assumptions buried beneath the rhetoric so we can start solving this controversial and highly complex global phenomenon.  Why is poverty growing? What are the social policies and the future perspectives in this ever-changing globalized world? 

Our organization, dedicated to interdisciplinarity, invites scholars from various fields including but not limited to philosophy, religion, theology, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, art, economics, geography, cultural and political studies along with representatives from think-tanks and organizations to contribute to the discussion and to debate issues.

 

Proposed Topics

– Poverty and politics

– Globalization and poverty

– Literature and poverty

– Arts and the depiction of poverty

– Social stratification and psychology

– Poverty and commerce 

– Impoverished nations and expansionism

– Cinema and the portrayal of poverty

– Race and poverty: exploring the dividing lines

– Poverty and economy

 

Proposed Formats (Lingua franca: English)

*Individually submitted papers (organized into panels by the GIRES committee)

* Panels (3-4 individual papers)

*Roundtable discussions (led by one of the presenters)

*Posters

 

Our proposed topics & formats are not restrictive and we invite additional germane ideas

Due to the restrictions of Corona Crisis our event (for the time being) will take place virtually

Contact Info: 

GIRES-GLOBAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH, EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

www.gires.org

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