The symposium, “War on: The Fallout of Declaring War on Social Issues,” will explore the consequences of declaring war on society’s problems.
From the War on Poverty, to the War on Crime, to the Wars on Drugs and Terror, by utilizing the "War on" rhetoric, policy and lawmakers unite the public against a common enemy and authorize themselves to act more aggressively against a group of people. Our symposium will examine who gets swept into this class of enemies, and how the practice of declaring wars on social issues affects marginalized communities.
Please see the call for papers for submission instructions. Paper proposals must be submitted by November 15th, 2010.