The 12th Annual Africana Studies symposium will convene on April 2-3, 2014 to examine the widening gaps of national and global inequality through the lens of moral economy. From Occupy Wall Street in major U.S. cities and Moral Monday in North Carolina, to the Brazilian Spring protests, there are ongoing popular outcries against political and economic policies that have widened the gap between the rich and the poor, and exacerbated the economic woes of the working poor and the middle class. Speakers will be invited to clarify the policy debates on these issues, examine the impacts of these developments on the values and the sustainability of the social common, and the challenges that lie ahead. The annual symposium will examine how we can better understand and proffer solutions to the conditions of growing inequality through the lens of moral economy. The conference also seeks to explore the humanistic value of moral economy for a new and sustainable paradigm for capitalism and development programs in the 21st century.
The call deadline is December 15, 2013.
View the full call for papers at http://africana.uncc.edu/sites/africana.uncc.edu/files/media/CFP%20-%20MORAL%20ECONOMIES%20SYMPOSIUM.pdf