THE CRISIS IN DARFUR AND THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE, RACE, AND GENDER

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Abstract

The conflict in Darfur reached crisis proportions in 2003 when rebel groups began to attack Government of Sudan forces. These attacks were motivated by years of neglect by the government and by political polarization of the area. Despite ceasefires and peace talks, the violence continues in 2018. This essay examined the crisis in Darfur from the perspective of social structure. Three social structures were identified: Global climate change, race, and gender. Although there are significant complexities associated with these three social structures, possible paths to agency for the people of Darfur are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-70
Number of pages28
JournalStudies in Symbolic Interaction
Volume51
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Agency
  • Climate change
  • Gender
  • Genocide
  • Race
  • Refugees
  • Social structure

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