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Materiality and politics in Latin America.

Objetos Poderosos

 

Via Ricardo Andres Labra Mocarquer

Symposium in Santiago, Chile. November.

 

The way “things” are analyzed in the contemporary world had changed, from antiquarians to different approaches in social science, philosophy, arts, arquitecture and other discipline witch  have ascertained the importance of the role that objects play in societies.

 

The objects with which we interact predetermine the existence of various struggles around certain economics of power in the contemporary world. Tools, technologies, images, all of these can become agents on the road to empowerment or inequality, ranging from the performative elements of current or daily protests to the mechanisms of vigilance and repression.

 

We would like to invite scholars in various disciplines to join us in discussing the role of objects in the ways politics is conceived and practiced.…

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CFP: Mobility and Mobile Media in Latin America, Special Issue

Convergence: The international journal of research into new media technologies
SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS

Mobility and mobile media in Latin America

Edited by:
Adriana de Souza e Silva (North Carolina State University)
Isabel Froes (IT University of Copenhagen)

Important dates:
Papers must be sent in English by September 10th, 2012. We strongly encourage prospective authors to send papers as soon as possible.

· All papers (7000/11000 words) will undergo a double blind-review process;
· Submissions may be in the form of empirical research studies or theory-building papers;
· For formatting guidelines, please see: www.uk.sagepub.com/msg/conv.htm#HOWTOSUBMITYOURMANUSCRIPT
· Papers must also include:
o Name and a brief biography of the author(s) (50 word) in a separate sheet,
o 150-word abstract, and
o Up to 10 keywords.…

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