From: Andrew Sluyter [SMTP:sluyter@...
Sent: Friday, July 02, 1999 11:20 PM
Subject: ICA 2000: CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PAPERS.
SYMPOSIUM: NATIVE AMERICAN ECOLOGIES: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.
ORGANIZERS: ANDREW SLUYTER & ALFRED H. SIEMENS.
CONFERENCE: THE 50TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICANISTS/CONGRESO
INTERNACIONAL DE AMERICANISTAS
VENUE: WARSAW, 10-14 JULY 2000.
Scholarship on past, present, and future Native American ecologies and their
spatial expressions as landscapes is by now well advanced and has achieved
many significant insights. Yet that scholarship has never been well
integrated, and therefore this symposium will be timely and innovative. It
will, for example, bring together the best current scholarship on how
ancient and present-day Native American agricultural systems function, their
relationships to environments, and how they might be sustained or
reimplemented as an alternative to conventional development models. Some
production systems were part of a prehistoric context and cannot be
reactivated; others have proved sustainable into our time; and others, with
adaptations, might provide alternatives to industrialized agricultural. The
symposium will, moreover, achieve a theoretical integration of those
different strands of research on Native American ecologies, agricultural as
well as others, into a meaningful whole that cuts across study of the past,
the present, and the future to engage contemporary theorization of society,
nature, space, and their intersection in development issues.
As background information, this will be one of 70 symposia that has been
accepted for the Warsaw ICA. The ICA organizing committee has now circulated
the preliminary program and information on how to submit papers to symposia
organizers. If you are not already on the mailing list, further
information-such as links to the ICA circulars in Spanish, English, and
Portuguese-is available at
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periodically updated. If you intend to participate, we will need an abstract
of 350 to 700 words in English, Spanish, or Portuguese by 1 October 1999.
Andrew Sluyter; Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University,
302 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA; Phone: (814) 863-5732;
Fax: (814) 863-7943; E-mail: sluyter@...
Alfred H. Siemens; Department of Geography, The University of British
Columbia, 217-1984 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5, Canada; Phone: (604)
822-2663; Fax: (604) 822-6105; E-mail: asiemens@...
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