Call for Papers: “Lands of the Future – Futuremaking with Pastoralists in Africa”
Christina Gabbert and Günther Schlee are calling for papers for the panel “Lands of the Future – Futuremaking with Pastoralists in Africa” at this year’s VAD conference in Frankfurt, Germany, to discuss the future role of agro pastoralists in the 21st century within the rapidly changing challenges around land use, land investment, state-building, high modernism, biodiversity loss, and climate change.
While there is sufficient evidence that pastoralism is a rather sophisticated way of life in certain areas of the world, state policies for pastoral territories in Africa continue to ignore inclusive solutions that challenge ‘modernist’ preconceptions of progress that by definition exclude pastoralists. Yet, how can futuremaking by and with pastoralist be realized?
To access the full panel description and to submit your paper proposals see conference website.