Postsocialist/Postcolonial Rural Lifeworlds vs Degrowth, Defuturing, Decoloniality – Accepted Papers

After a long and difficult process of selection,  we finally are able to present the list of the accepted papers for the 6th edition of ”Telciu Summer Conferences”.  Soon we will publish the program of the conference  that will be held in Bistrița and Telciu (11-12th of August, 2017) just before the second edition of Telciu Summer School.Thanks to all who applied and helped us to prepare another great conference. As usual, there are no fees for the conference and the access is free for the audience. Science should not be a business! The Conference are supported and funded by Telciu City Hall (Primăria și Consiliul LocalTelciu) & „George Coșbuc” County Library (Biblioteca Judeteana „George Coșbuc” Bistrita-Nasaud​).

We also inform you that Social Science Journal ( intends to publish a special issue with papers presented at this edition of Telciu Summer Conference. All the papers submitted to Social Science journal will be sent for rigid peer review. We cannot guarantee the publication of any paper, even if it was presented during the conference.

  1. Ágota Ábrám, University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom) – Where do medicinal plants come from?
  2. Tina Bopp, University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland) -Decolonizing Transnational Chains – Changing Labor, Care, and Family Structures in Current European Agriculture.
  3. Ionuț Butoi, University of Bucharest (Bucharest, Romania) – Searching for a Third Way in Interwar Romania. The Economic Dirigisme of the Bucharest Sociological School.
  4. Emily Channell-Justice, Miami University (Miami, Ohio, US) – Europe’s New Peripheries. Local Economic Development in Ukraine.
  5. Emanuel Copilaș, Universitatea de Vest (Timișoara, Romania) – Romanian Post-Communism. A Fading Ideology?
  6. Ion Matei Costinescu, University of Bucharest (Bucharest, Romania) – The King, the Plow, the Mill, and the Orgy: On the Travails of Modernization in Interwar Romania.
  7. Corina Dobos, New Europe College (Bucharest, Romania) – Decolonizing demographic knowledge in an Eastern European periphery.
  8. Paula Escribano, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Barceloma, Spain) – Becoming part of an eco-community: Environmental activism or livelihood strategy?
  9. Agata Hummel, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poznań, Poland) – Back-to-the-landers and neo-rurals. Agro-ecological initiatives from the perspective of activist ethnography.
  10. Duška Knežević Hočevar, Sociomedical Institute ZRC SAZU (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – ‘How to farm in a sustainable way under unsustainable agricultural policy?’ Critical reflections of Slovenian farmers.
  11. Siri M. Kjellberg, Lund University (Lund, Sweden) – “Degrowth as decolonial transition-in-practice: Commoning, subsistence rights and food sovereignty in Swedish communities maximizing values other than growth.
  12. Sasi Kumar V.K., Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) – Contextualising Gift and Money in Rural Indian Context: Subsistance Economy and Social Network in North Malabar of Kerala.
  13. Adina Mocanu, University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) – Crossing boundaries: Migration and women`s experience.
  14. Himadri Sekhar Mistri, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) – From Mobilization to Movement: Land Grab, Peasant Resistance and Role of State in Eastern India.
  15. Ingrid Pavezi, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, (Freiburg, Germany) – Which decolonialism and which ruralities? Thinking the third countries in
    the management of refugees and migrants towards the Eurozone.
  16. Bogdan Popa, (College & University in Oberlin (Oberlin, Ohio, USA) – Afro-Futurism, Rural Roma and the Production of Fugitive Value.
  17. Ondřej Slačálek, Charles University, (Prague, Czech Republic) – The hidden peasant: The creation/narrative of the“backwards” rural periphery in the Czech Republic.
  18. Logan Strenchock, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) – Cargo-bikes, Conviviality and Conscious Food Networks: Degrowth-Inspired Creative Food Partnerships in Action in Budapest.
  19. Andre Thiemann, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (ZIF) at Bielefeld University (Bielefeld, Germany) – Capitalism, Degrowth, and the Moral Appreciation of Rural Lifeworldsin post-socialist Serbia.
  20. Deniz Emir Tokay, Yldiz Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey) – Thinking Healthy Urban-Rural Coexistence.
  21. Maria Vasile & Jessica Duncan, Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) – “We want to be part of the broader project”: family farmers and local food governance in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  22. Irina Velicu, University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal) – Degrowthing Environmental Injustice. The struggles to stop goldmining in Romania and Bulgaria.
  23. András Vigvári, Cecilia Kovai, Tamás Gerőcs, Hungarian Academy of Science Working Group for Public Sociology “Helyzet” (Budapest, Hungary) – The concept of ‘peasant embourgeoisement’in the perspective of different historical conjunctures.
  24. Elvira Wepfer, University of Manchester (Manchester, United Kingdom) – Natural Environments: Living With Nature in a Greek Eco-Project

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