Programme

10:00 - 10:15   Logistical instructions

10:15 - 10:30   Welcoming words: Sarah Green, University of Helsinki

10:30 - 11:30   Keynote: Crowding extractivism: Data and more-than-social media (Cori Hayden, University of California, Berkeley)

11:30 - 11:45   Break

11:45 - 13:15   Parallel sessions A & B (see descriptions below)
     Session A:   Local and global resistance and adaption to extractive industries
     Session B:   Extractivism and local identity negotiations: Cases from the Arctic and the Baltics

13:15 - 14:15   Lunch break

13:45 - 14:15   Optional networking

14:15 - 16:15   Methods workshop (see description below)

16:30 - until the cows come home   Group toast and chat

 

10:00 - 10:15   Logistical instructions

10:15 - 10:30   Welcoming words: Anja Nygren, University of Helsinki

10:30 - 12:00   Parallel sessions C & D (see descriptions below)
     Session C:   Extractivist knowledge production and decolonial methodology
     Session D:   Power politics and dialogue in extractive projects

12:00 - 13:30   Lunch break

13:30 - 14:15   Keynote: Resistance to extractivisms: Dynamics, strategies and outcomes (Markus Kröger, University of Helsinki)

14:15 - 15:45   Parallel sessions E & F (see descriptions below)
     Session E:   New frontiers in research on extractivism: Surveillance, social governance and labour
     Session F:   Extractivist logics in the realm of humanitarian governance

15:45 - 16:00   Break

16:00 - 18:00   EXALT Cross-over Plenary (Part of EXALT Symposium 2020)

18:00 - 18:30   Musical performance: KO:MI (Part of EXALT Symposium 2020)

Tuesday 20 October at 14:15 - 16:15

For this workshop we will be joined by the following panelists:

  • Anni E. Kajanus, Assistant Professor, Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Tuomas M. Ylä-Anttila, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Anne Kouvonen, Professor, Social Policy – talk title: Challenges of pragmatic RCT data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic

Workshop description: There are always trials and tribulations in collecting data and choosing the adequate method of analysis for research. The recent global pandemic has brought into stark relief some of the methodological challenges that researchers face. This plenary workshop will approach the topic of carrying out research in increasingly uncertain and sometimes even “volatile” conditions and explore some of the methodological transformations we as researchers may undertake to meet these challenges.

The workshop will open with a panel discussion led by three panelists who will introduce some of the key challenges in social science methodologies, based on their own experiences with data collection and analysis. After the panel presentations the audience will go to one of three workshops. The workshops will deal with different methodological approaches to data collection and analysis, each of the panelists acting as facilitators.

The workshops explore:

  • Macro-scale quantitative analyses
  • Text-driven/documentary analyses
  • Ethnographic approaches

In the workshops participants will have a chance to explore their own ideas and challenges in enacting their research methodologies. These workshops are spaces where doctoral candidates can share their experiences and get opportunities to network with and to learn from each other. After the workshop all participants will come together for a wrap-up session that includes a report from each of the workshops.

SESSION A: Local and global resistance and adaption to extractive industries
Tuesday 20 October 11:45-13:15
Discussant: Laura Junka-Aikio
Chair: Elisabeth Wide

Paper presentations

  • Jenni Viitala: Contextualising gold: Tracing socio-environmental and legal impacts of transnational gold production
  • Sebastian Caballero Paz: Gold mining in the Bolivian Amazonia; Perspectives and resistances
  • V'cenza Cirefice: Resistance to extractivism in the Sperrins, North of Ireland, through a feminist political ecology framework
  • Sara Persson: Corporate hegemony through sustainability - A study of sustainability standards and CSR practices as tools to demobilise community resistance in the Albanian oil industry

 

SESSION B: Extractivism and local identity negotiations: cases from the Arctic and the Baltics
Tuesday 20 October 11:45-13:15
Discussant: Florian Stammler
Chair: Theodora Järvi

Paper presentations

  • Aleksandra Paravina: Languages in the New State Building
  • Maria Fedina: Local resistance to extractive practices as a means of preserving the ethnic group identity. A case study of the Ižma Komi (the Komi Republic, Russia)
  • Sohvi Kangasluoma: Narratives of Emotion and Extractivismin the framework of Global Capitalism
  • Jana Holz: The (Non-)Conflict around Forest Bioeconomy in Finland. Locally Rooted Green Extractivism under Revision

 

SESSION C: Extractivist knowledge production and decolonial methodology
Wednesday 21 October 10:30-12:00
Discussant: Leonardo Custódio
Chair: Santeri Räisänen

Paper presentations

  • William LaFleur: Sensing in the Pluriverse: Alternative Routes to Knowledge
  • Outi Puukko: Civil society actors and the discourse of digital human rights
  • Maija-Eliina Sequeira: Decolonising Academia: Lessons for Anthropology from Black Lives Matter
  • Aasa Karimo: Selective exposure to scientific information in climate policy networks

 

SESSION D: Power politics and dialogue in extractive projects
Wednesday 21 October 10:30-12:00
Discussant: Kaisa Raitio
Chair: Jenni Viitala

Paper presentations

  • Marketta Vuola: Where frontiers meet: interactions at the intersection of mining and conservation in Madagascar
  • Georgia De Leeuw: Telling stories of value: Resisting extractivist access to indigenous land

 

SESSION E: New frontiers in research on extractivism: surveillance, social governance and labour
Wednesday 21 October 14:15-15:45
Discussant: Ossi Ollinaho
Chair: Inka Söderström

Paper presentations

  • Emma Villman: Early Release from Prison with Electronic Monitoring: Hook or Hinder for Change?
  • Valter Sandell-Maury: Extractivism as an Operational Mode of Capital: Towards a Broadened Notion of Extractivism in Social Work
  • Saila-Maria Saaristo: Fighting Evictions in the Context of Austerity Urbanism and Real Estate Speculation: Experience of Association Habita from Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  • Elisabeth Wide: The global recruitment of labour-power as extractivist practice

 

SESSION F: Extractivist logics in the realm of humanitarian governance
Wednesday 21 October 14:15-15:45
Discussant: Elisa Pascucci
Chair: Nora Fabritius

Paper presentations

  • Nora Stenius: Echoes of extractivism in Nigerian Women Peace and Security data mining - problematizing the (weak)state centralism of the agenda
  • Iida-Maria Tammi: Localisation of aid and the humanitarian security imaginary: Dehistoricization of humanitarian personnel as a precondition for protection
  • Martta Kaskinen: The changing relations between civil society, the postcolonial state, and INGOs in Kenya