CFP Mobilizing at the Margins: Citizenship, Identity and Democracy

Mobilizing at the Margins: Citizenship, Identity, and Democracy
LAGO Graduate Student Conference
February 5-7th, 2015
New Orleans, LA
Deadline for Submissions: October 24th, 2014
Length of Submissions: 300 words or less

Tulane University’s Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) invites your abstract submissions for the 2015 Graduate Conference where you can meet graduate scholars, faculty, and community leaders interested in Latin America, explore the city, and experience the unique Mardi Gras season in New Orleans!

This year’s conference encourages participants to engage with historical and emerging confrontations and reconfigurations of national identification, expressions of individual or communal identity, performances of citizenship, and reimaginings of democracy within the context of Latin America. Latin America and the Caribbean encompass vast cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity, making the region a subject of prolific scholarly study across disciplines. Within this complexity, conceptualizations of citizenship, identity, and democracy are constantly being negotiated, contested, and reframed in a multitude of contexts. These various encounters highlight the ways in which individuals interact with their communities, how communities define themselves within and/or beyond the framework of national borders, and how power and politics play out in an increasingly interconnected and decentralized global community.

With this broad theme in mind, LAGO invites graduate scholars across disciplines to submit abstracts exploring mobilizations of citizenship, identity and democracy from the physical, societal and theoretical margins of Latin America and the Caribbean region for LAGO’s 2015 graduate student conference. LAGO encourages participants to interpret this theme as they see fit. We invite submissions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Haitian Creole for consideration.

Submit your abstract by Friday, October 24th, 2014. Please circulate widely.

“Movilización en los Márgenes: Ciudadanía, Identidad, y Democracia”
Conferencia de Estudiantes Licenciados LAGO
5-7 de Febrero, 2015
Nueva Orleans, Luisiana
Fecha para entregar Solicitaciones: 24 de Octubre, 2014
Extensión de Solicitación: 300 palabras o menos

La Organización Latinoamericana de Estudiantes Licenciados (LAGO) en la Universidad de Tulane le invita a hacer entrega de su solicitación para la próxima Conferencia de Estudiantes Licenciados donde podrá conocer a otros alumnos licenciados, facultad, y líderes comunitarios interesados en América Latina. Tendrá también la oportunidad de explorar la ciudad y vivir la especial tradición de ‘Mardi Gras’ en Nueva Orleans!

Este año la conferencia anima que sus participantes se comprometan con enfrentamientos históricos y emergentes, re-configuraciones de identificación nacional, expresiones de identidad individual o comunal, desempeños de ciudadanía, y re-imaginaciones de democracia dentro del contexto de América Latina. Latinoamérica y el Caribe abarcan una gran diversidad cultural, lingüística y geográfica, convirtiendo a la región en un tema de estudio académico prolífico a través de varias disciplinas. Dentro de dicha complejidad, conceptualizaciones de ciudadanía, identidad, y democracia son constantemente negociadas, disputadas, y se encuadran dentro de una multitud de contextos. Estos diversos encuentros destacan las formas en la cual personas interactúan con sus comunidades, cómo las comunidades se definen a sí mismos dentro y/o fuera del marco de las fronteras nacionales, y cómo el poder y la política se desarrollan dentro de una comunidad mundial cada vez más interconectada y descentralizada.

Con este amplio tema en mente, LAGO invita a alumnos licenciados a través de las disciplinas a entregar solicitudes que exploren las movilizaciones de ciudadanía, identidad, y democracia dentro de los márgenes físicos, sociales y teóricos de América Latina y el Caribe para la conferencia LAGO del 2015. LAGO invita que los participantes interpreten dicho tema como mejor les parezca. Para que se le considere, le invitamos que mande solicitudes en Inglés, Español, Portugués, Francés, y Criollo Haitiano.

Envíen sus solicitaciones. La fecha final de entrega de reseñas es el viernes, 24 de octubre del 2014.
Favor de difundir ampliamente.

“Mobilizando às margens: cidadania, identidade, e democracia”
Congresso Estudantil de Pós-graduação de LAGO
De 5 a 7 de fevereiro de 2015
New Orleans, LA
Prazo de entrega: até 24 de outubro de 2014
Limite de palavras para entregas:  até 300 palavras

A Organização de Pós-Graduação de Estudos Latinoamericanos (LAGO) da Universidade de Tulane convida todos interessados a entregarem resumos para o Congresso de Pós-Graduação de 2015, onde poderão encontrar alunos de pós-graduação, professores e líderes na comunidade interessados pela América Latina, como também poderão explorar a cidade e aproveitar a época singular de Mardi Gras em New Orleans. O Congresso deste ano sugere que os participantes analisem confrontos e mudanças históricas ou emergentes referentes aos seguintes temas: identificação nacional; expressões tanto de identidade individual quanto popular; práticas de cidadania; e construções da democracia no interior da América Latina. A América Latina e o Caribe contêm uma ampla diversidade, tanto cultural, quanto linguística e geográfica, o que as tornam regiões importantes por possibilitarem numerosos estudos a partir de diferentes perspectivas e metodologias. Dentro dessa complexidade, conceitualizações de cidadania, identidade e democracia são constantemente negociadas, contestadas e reformuladas em uma multiplicidade de contextos. Esses diversos encontros demostram as maneiras de como os indivíduos interagem com suas comunidades, como as comunidades se definem dentro e/ou fora de uma estrutura do imaginário nacional e como poder e política acabam numa comunidade global que segue sendo ainda mais interconectada e descentralizada.

Considerando-se a amplitude desse tema, LAGO convida estudantes de pós-graduação de qualquer disciplina para submeterem à apreciação resumos que investiguem  mobilizações de cidadania, identidade e democracia, desde os aspectos físicos até os sociais e teóricos da América Latina e da região do Caribe para o  Congresso Estudantil de Pós-graduação de LAGO de 2015. LAGO incentiva que os participantes interpretem esse tema como considerarem. Nós aceitaremos os textos escritos em inglês, espanhol, português e crioulo haitiano.

Favor, submetam as suas entregas aqui. Prazo de entrega: 24 de Outubro de 2014. Favor compartilhem amplamente.

« Mobilisation aux marges : La citoyenneté, l’identité et la démocratie »
Une conférence de LAGO pour des étudiants de troisième cycle
5 février – 7 février 2015
New Orleans, LA
Date limite de soumettre un résumé : 24 octobre 2014
Prière de limiter le résumé à 300 mots

L’Organisation des Études Avancées d’Amérique Latine (LAGO) de l’Université de Tulane vous invite à soumettre un résumé d’exposé à la Conférence LAGO de 2015.  Cette conférence réunira des chercheurs et des leaders communautaires qui s’intéressent aux études d’Amérique Latine pour se faire des relations, pour partager leurs connaissances, pour explorer la ville de la Nouvelle Orléans et pour profiter de la saison de carnaval!

La conférence de 2015 encourage ses participants à s’engager aux conflits historiques et émergents et aux réorganisations de l’identité nationale, de l’expression individuelle ou communautaire, aux performances de citoyenneté et aux réorganisations de démocratie en Amérique Latine.  L’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes englobent une diversité extrême des cultures, des langues et de la géographie : cette diversité explique la richesse et la prolifération des études latino-américaines dans toutes les disciplines académiques.  Dans le cadre de cette complexité, les conceptualisations de citoyenneté, d’identité et de démocratie existent dans un flux de négociation, de contestation et de recadrage dans des situations diverses. Ces rencontres variés mettent l’accent sur les façons par lesquelles l’individu communique avec sa communauté, les façons par lesquelles la communauté se définit à l’intérieur ou au-delà des frontières nationales et les enjeux de pouvoir, de puissance et de politique dans la communauté mondiale où tout est de plus en plus interrelié et de plus en plus décentralisé.

En tenant compte de ce thème général, LAGO invite des étudiants de troisième cycle à soumettre des résumés d’exposé qui explore les mobilisations de la citoyenneté, de l’identité et de la démocratie à partir des marges physiques, culturelles et théoriques d’Amérique Latine et des Caraïbes afin de faire un exposé à la conférence de 2015.  LAGO encourage chaque participant d’interpréter ce thème à sa guise.  Nous considérons des soumissions en anglais, en espagnol, en portugais, en français et en créole haïtien.

Prière d’envoyer vos propositions de communication ici. Date limite: 24 Octobre, 2014. Prière de diffuser largement.

Mobilize nan marges yo: Sitwayènte, Idantite, ak Demokrasi
LAGO Konfersans Etidyan Gradye
5-7 Fevriye, 2015
New Orleans, LA
Dat limit pou soumèt: 24 Oktòb, 2014
Longè soumèt: 300 oswa mwens

Òganizasyon Amerik Latin pou Etidyan Gradye (LAGO) nan Inivesite Tulane envite ou a soumèt abstrè ou pou Konferans Etidyan Gradye a pwochenn ane 2015 kote ou ka rakontre lòt entelektyèl gradye, fakilte, ak lidè kominote ki enterese nan Amerik Latin nan, eksplore lavil la, epi fè eksperyans inik sezon an de ‘Mardi Gras’ nan New Orleans !

Konferans ane sa a ankouraje patisipan angaje avèk istorik ak émergentes konfli, re-konfigirasyon de idantifikasyon nasyonal, ekspresyon ki montre idantite pèsonèl oswa kominal, pèfòmans de sitwayènte, ak re-imajinasyon nan demokrasi nan yon kontèks de Amerik Latin nan. Amerik Latin ak Karayib la kouvri yon gwo divèsite kiltirèl, lengwistik ak jeyografik yo, ki fè rejyon an yon sijè prolific nan etid akademik ki atravè plizyè disiplin. Nan konpleksite sa a, konsèptualizasyon nan sitwayènte, idantite, ak demokrasi yo toujou ap negosye, konteste, ak tonbe nan yon foul moun nan kontèks. Sa yo reyinyon dives kalite mete aksan sou fason yo ki nan ki moun ki kominike avèk kominote yo, ki jan kominote defini tèt yo nan lespas ak/oswa lwen fondasyon an nan fwontyè nasyonal, e kouman pouvwa ak politik pran plas nan yon kominote global sa se pli zan pli konekte ak desantralize.

Avèk sa a sijè laj nan tèt ou, LAGO envite etidyan gradye nan tout disiplin yo soumèt rezime ki eksplore mobilizasyon de sitwayènte, idantite, ak demokrasi soti nan fizik la, sosyete a, epi teyorik marges de Amerik Latin ak nan Karayib la pou konferans etidyan gradye “LAGO” nan ane 2015. LAGO ankouraje patisipan ka esplike nou rèv tèm sa a menm jan yo wè anfòm. Nou envite soumèt nan lang angle, panyòl, pòtigè, franse, ak kreyòl ayisyen.

Soumèt abstrè ou isit la. Dat limit pou soumèt: 24 Oktòb, 2014. Tanpri sikile lajman.

CFP Religious others, schooling, civic identities

Religious ‘Others,’ Schooling, and the Negotiation of Civic Identities

Interdisciplinary Symposium
25.06. – 28.06.2014
Hannover, Germany

The symposium will explore the relationship between hegemonic discourses of citizenship, religio-cultural belonging, and the negotiation of civic identities among religio-cultural minority youths in educational settings. The question of how non-dominant youths negotiate their civic identities as citizens in light of their coexisting religio-cultural identities has been at the center of a heated debate in many modern societies. The ongoing public concern about the resurgence of the religious  – and here especially the religious ‘other’ – in the public sphere has led to the emergence of a public debate over how to handle the ‘religious’ in the institutions, civic society, and public sphere of ‘postsecular’ society. The symposium will explore how societal master narratives about secularity, religion/ the religious ‘other,’ and citizenship are instantiated in the everyday practices of schools and classrooms, and how students from religious minority groups in turn come to navigate their identities as citizens.

These questions will be theorized and explored empirically in presentations and discussion workshops focused on 1) the macro-level of hegemonic formations of citizenship and belonging that characterizes classrooms across a variety of settings, with particular attention to the role of the religious ‘other’ in these formations, 2) the micro-level of everyday practices through which these formations are enacted in curricula and in the classroom, 3) the personal experience of moments of inclusion, exclusion, and silencing, and 4) the policy level of ongoing transformations and mutual openings that allow for the construction of a shared civic identity among youths as future citizens.

Researchers from a range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, education, anthropology, religious studies, philosophy, linguistics, sociology, and political science, are invited to participate.

Application deadline with short statement of interest: July 10, 2013

Call for Participation

Travel cost and lodging will be covered for all accepted participants. At this point we are solicitating informal statements of interest of academic researchers who would be interested in contributing to the symposium by giving paper presentations or leading workshops on particular topics. Please send your letter of interest together with a short CV, contact information, and a specification of your research interest in relation to the theme of symposium to: Dr. Julia Eksner by July 10, 2013.

A full proposal will be submitted to the Volkswagen Foundation. If funded, doctoral and post-doctoral students will be invited to participate during fall 2013.

Symposium Organizers:

Julia Eksner, Ph.D.
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology/ Institute of Intercultural Education
Landoltweg 9-11
14195 Berlin
eMail: julia.eksner AT fu-berlin.de

Zvi Bekerman, Ph.D.
School of Education, Melton Center
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus
Jerusalem
Israel, 91905
eMail: zvi.bekerman AT mail.huji.ac.il

Media and Citizenship call for papers

Please note: The deadline for the special issue on media and democracy for the Taiwan Journal of Democracy has been extended until Monday, April 18. The complete call follows below and is attached.

Taiwan Journal of Democracy
Call for Papers: Media and Citizenship Special Issue

Scholars have long noted the need for a well-informed electorate to maintain healthy democracies. Media performances, in many instances, have implications for the quality of democracies and their societies. An established body of scholarship in media studies and elsewhere has addressed such issues as media contribution to democratic governance. Much less empirical research examines connections among media, media systems and citizenship, including the rights, responsibilities and privileges associated with belonging to particular nations or communities, as well as associated values, identities and processes working to reinforce or transform them.

This special issue of the Taiwan Journal of Democracy is an invitation to bridge that gap. As many countries move toward more democratic forms of governance, the articulation of various dimensions of citizenship has import for the quality of democracies, but has not been fully explored in studies of democracy and democratization, as Guillermo O’Donnell has noted (See his lead article in Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol.3, No.2, December 2007). We use citizenship in a broad sense here, including formal rights and accompanying responsibilities in terms of a nation-state, but also dimensions reaching into often-overlooked dimensions of citizenship-including civil, social, cultural or environmental, among others-as well as what some have termed the emergence of a global civil society, or post-national citizenship following the spread of globalization.

This call for papers is intended to explore the interface of citizenship with media, building on other work on media and political engagement. Papers here may explore conceptual and analytical bridges to such key notions as agency, identity, deliberation, practice, civic interests and expression, or civic culture, among others. Please note this call is not region specific.

Key questions remain regarding interactions of dimensions and conceptualizations of citizenship with society, including regarding the formation, erosion or transformation of citizenship and citizens. How do media work to explore the limits of citizenship, of belonging or exclusion, of public and private spheres, of diversity among citizens, or in the transformation from non-citizen to citizen, and vice-versa? As Manuel Castells and Silvio Waisbord have asked, as demarcations between states, civil society and their citizens shift, what are the implications for our understandings of citizenship and the role of communication? Peter Dahlgren discussed media’s key roles in terms of shaping components of civic agency and culture; what are the observed cases of those formulations? How do citizens’ encounters with mediated content shape identity formation, public opinion, civic awareness, among others? As citizens struggle to resolve conflicts in democratic, non-democratic or democratizing societies, how does media performance connect? In rapidly transforming technological contexts, what are the implications for articulation or realization of citizenship at various scales?

Guidelines & Timeline
Full-paper proposals of empirical research (maximum 10,000 words, including references, footnotes, tables and figures) will be considered for the special issue. Papers should follow the Journal’s style and writing guidelines and editorial policies, which can be found on its website here (http://www.tfd.org.tw/english/tjd.php). Because of deadline considerations, only English-language manuscripts will be considered. The extended deadline for paper submission is April 18,, 2011. Authors will be notified by July 15, 2011, regarding the outcome of peer reviews. Final revised manuscripts for publication will be due Sept. 15, 2011. The tentative publication date for the issue will be December 2011.

Documents should be sent via email to co-editor Juliet Pinto. A title page including a 150-word abstract, relevant contact information and a brief biological sketch should be sent as a separate file. Manuscripts should include only the working title as a header on each page, and all identifying information should be removed.

Special Issue Co-Editors

Dr. Juliet Pinto
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Journalism & Broadcasting, SJMC
Florida International University
North Miami, FL  33181
(305) 919-4404
juliet.pinto@fiu.edu

Dr. Sallie Hughes
Associate Professor
Dept. of Journalism
School of Communication
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL  33146
(305) 284-8163
shughes@miami.edu