War on … Fallout of Declaring War on Social Issues – Iowa City

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice (Iowa) holds its 15th Anniversary Symposium, The War on… The Fallout of Declaring War on Social Issues, March 3-4, 2011. The call for papers deadline was Nov. 15, 2010.

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 be examining who gets swept into this class of enemies, and how this practice of declaring wars on social issues affects marginalized communities.