Call for Papers: Forum for Inter-American Research (FIAR)
Deadline for Paper:
The International Association of Inter-American Studies invites you to submit articles for a future edition of FIAR (Forum for inter-american research) in 2011. The thematic focus of this edition will be the following: Independence Movements / Emancipatory Processes in the Americas.
While we use the occasion of current and upcoming events celebrating 200 hundred years of independence in various countries in Latin America to launch our call for papers, we aim at an edition that goes beyond a purely historical approach and that includes reflections in various disciplines on both colonial as well as postcolonial experiences across the nations of the Americas. As potential topics for contribution we suggest the following:
• Beginnings and developments of emancipatory movements in colonial and postcolonial contexts.
• Continuities and ruptures of colonial relations.
• Representation of independence movements in literature and mass media (press, painting, graphic arts, cinema and television).
• Issues of political, cultural, and intellectual independence.
• Role of ideologues, social actors and groups participating in independence movements.
• Transnational and transatlantic relations within independence movements.
Please send your articles for peer review by October 31st 2011 to email@example.com
Religion in the Americas
The International Association of Inter-American Studies invites you to submit articles for a future edition of FIAR (Forum for inter-american research) in 2012. The thematic focus of this edition will be the following: Religion in the Americas.
The increasing emergence of new religious groups and movements in the Americas, their transnational links, and the complex processes of new religious dynamics and tension across the continent call for further investigation into the field of religion within the context of inter-american studies. The call for paper addresses an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the social sciences and the humanities. The following topics are relevant for publication:
• Processes of religious transnationalization (from above and from below) in the context of migration
• The use of modern technology (internet in particular) by religious actors
• Identity politics and religion, social inequality and religion, religion and subaltern cultures
• Representations of religion in literature, art, and cinema
• Culture industry and religion ”on the market”
• Intersections of religious identities and ethnic identities
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