Conversations about Kurdistan and Palestine, Rurality, rural lives, and alternative futures

Session 2: Agriculture and The Value of Land within Environmental Change

An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies workshop
Date24 May 2021
Time16:00 to 18:00

Speakers: Schluwa Sama, University of Exeter and Mauro Van Aken, University of Milano-Bicocca. Chair: Fadia Panosetti, ULB.

Conversations about Kurdistan and Palestineis a series of online workshops that aims to collectively think about past and present transformations of rurality, and rural spaces and lives in these regions. In the 20th and 21stcentury, Palestine and Kurdistan’s rural areas have gone through extremely violent transformations and dynamics of dispossession: the destruction of villages and agricultural lands and the transformation of life space and livelihood turned the inhabitants of rural areas into forced migrants, refugees, exiles, and urbanites, and the rural spaces and lives into a lost homeland and a by-gone golden age. Over the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has deepened historic inequalities of class, gender, race in access to life-making resources and livelihoods and exposed the already precarious living conditions of rural communities in these regions to new sets of social, political and economic challenges.

Stéphanie Latte Abdallah, Sciences Po - CERI (France), Fadia Panosetti, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Schluwa Sama, University of Exeter (UK), Clémence Scalbert Yücel, University of Exeter (UK).

24 May 2021 | 16:00 - 18:00 BST.
Agriculture and The Value of Land within Environmental Change


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ProviderInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies

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