RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

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188 Development’s pasts and futures: A critical dialogue between (Latin American) Area Studies and Geography, Panel Session
Affiliation Developing Areas Research Group
Convenor(s) Nina Laurie (Newcastle University, UK)
Chair(s) Nina Laurie (Newcastle University, UK)
Timetable Thursday 03 September 2015, Session 4 (16:50 - 18:30)
Room Forum - Seminar Room 2
Session abstract Is development over and done with? Does it or did it ever really happen? How useful was it or is it for understanding the world? Has the study of development processes finally reached its sale by date? This session is organised by the Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) of the RGS-IBG, not as apology for development, nor as an opportunity merely to rehearse the postdevelopment and postcolonial critiques within Geography in recent years. Rather we wish to open up a critical dialogue between Geography and Areas Studies about how we understand the Anthropocene and the challenges and opportunities it poses for our human-non-human world. Focused on Latin Americanist perspectives, this panel is intended to be the first of a series of dialogues DARG aims to generate between Geography and different Area Studies communities over the next few years. We will be asking what do we share in common, where do we diverge, how and what can we learn from each other in order to make better sense of the places we work in and their wider trajectories.
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Panel Discussion
Nina Laurie (Newcastle University, UK)
Cordelia Freeman (The University of Nottingham, UK)
Jessica Hope (University of Cambridge, UK)
Dorothea Kleine (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Kate Maclean (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
Marcela Palomino-Schalscha (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Is development over and done with? Does it or did it ever really happen? How useful was it or is it for understanding the world? Has the study of development processes finally reached its sale by date? This session is organised by the Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) of the RGS-IBG, not as apology for development, nor as an opportunity merely to rehearse the postdevelopment and postcolonial critiques within Geography in recent years. Rather we wish to open up a critical dialogue between Geography and Areas Studies about how we understand the Anthropocene and the challenges and opportunities it poses for our human-non-human world. Focused on Latin Americanist perspectives, this panel is intended to be the first of a series of dialogues DARG aims to generate between Geography and different Area Studies communities over the next few years. We will be asking what do we share in common, where do we diverge, how and what can we learn from each other in order to make better sense of the places we work in and their wider trajectories.