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Green criminology, biopolitical violence and the war against nonhuman animals

Green criminology, biopolitical violence and the war against nonhuman animals

Banwell, Stacy ORCID: 0000-0001-7395-2617 (2022) Green criminology, biopolitical violence and the war against nonhuman animals. In: 22nd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology EUROCRIM 2022, 21st - 24th September 2022, Malaga. (Unpublished)

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This article explores the relationship between climate change and racial genocide. Drawing on Complex Systems Science it provides an original analysis of the 2003-2005 conflict in Darfur. It connects the genocidal and reproductive violence(s) committed against black African Darfuri males to environmental, gendered and racial institutional and interpersonal causal factors. Genocidal violence included rape and sex-selective killing, while reproductive violence involved acts of genital harm. I argue that in order to understand the nature and the causes of the genocide in Darfur one must connect phenomena in the natural/physical world - the earth’s climate system - with phenomena located in the social world: gender roles, gendered hierarchies and political institutions. Droughts are caused by severe rainfall shortages. They are extreme weather events caused by climate variability. This analysis reviews the cascade effect of the drought in Darfur, specifically in relation to the racialized, gendered and ethnopolitical violence(s) that followed.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: green criminology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2023 09:50

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