We live in a world marked by structural inequalities that force a significant portion of the world population in a condition of material and symbolic minority. The unequal distribution of economic capital results in social polarization, an increase in relative poverty and precarious living conditions. At the same time, combined forms of discrimination produce a differential inclusion in citizenship institutions, stigmatizing and marginalizing experiences that differ from the hegemonic representations.
How subordinate groups make their voices heard? What daily resistance practices are put in place to challenge structural inequalities? What are the networks that emerge from the fabric of this fragmented society? What impact have, or may have, the social movements on the symbolic reconfiguration of power relationships, on cultural transformations and political decision-making?
The goal of the “Citizenship, inequality and resistance” panel is to collect empirical and analytical research that meet, from different trajectories, the themes of citizenship, structural forms of discrimination and everyday strategies and movements of resistance that act in response.
Are welcome both theoretical and empiric-applicative accounts.
Proposals might deal with, but are not limited to, the following general topics:
• Poverty, precariousness and social marginalization
• Botom-up welfare forms
• Symbolic accumulation and oppression
• Citizenship and participation
• Civil rights
• Identification and self-identification of minorities
• Solidarity networks, sharing economy and commons
• Counter-hegemonic narratives and counter-cultures
• Practices and aesthetic of resistance
Submission and guidelines
The abstract, maximum 700 words (excluding bibliography), can be written in either Italian or English and must be sent by 12th April 24 via online form.
The result of the evaluation will be notified via mail to the authors by 26th April 2017.
Please note that for participation in the conference you need to sign up filling in the form which will be on the conference’s website since 30th April 2017 and up to 25th May 2017. For organizational reasons, we invite applicants to register by the deadline. Up to two contributions can be assessed if they referred to two different sessions. The Scientific Committee, in order to ensure the widest possible participation, reserves the right to propose other form of presentation instead of oral contributions.