PROPUESTAS PARA PANEL EN LISBOA SOBRE ACTIVISMO EN EL NORTE DE ÁFRICA

Activism in Africa

Para quien esté interesado, recogemos propuestas para un panel en Lisboa sobre activismo en el Norte de África (en el congreso internacional sobre Activismo en África, Enero 2017).
El plazo para presentar propuestas es el 30 de Septiembre.

Un abrazo.
Francesco Vacchiano
ICS-ULisboa

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We encourage to submit a paper in the panel: “Five years during and more: activisms in North Africa after the 2011 uprisings”

ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, 12-13 January 2017

International Congress “Activisms in Africa

Convenors: Francesco Vacchiano, ICS-ULisboa  and Giulia Daniele, CEI-IULThe so-called ‘Arab spring(s)’ have increased the global awareness on the social movements in North Africa and Middle East, making such a long struggle often silenced by local governments and international media visible. Analyzing activism in the African continent cannot avoid touching on the challenging and ongoing history of the social movements in North Africa, a history made of recurrent repression, tenacious resistance and resurging hopes. In this panel we propose an analysis of the grassroots activism, movements and non-movements” in the region, in order to take stock of the sociopolitical changes and to observe the (many) unresolved issues which still mobilize activists of diverse sensibilities and walks of life. We welcome interdisciplinary contributions that explore the different forms of mobilization, their ethical and political underpinnings, their contradictions, their results and open challenges, their old and new strategies, their social and political impacts. Although the panel is open to all disciplines and perspectives, we particularly encourage contributions which take into account personal experiences, people’s moral positioning and imaginaries of the past and the future.Please submit an abstract of no more than 1800 characters to the following link http://cei.iscte-iul.pt/activismsinafrica/en/call-for-papers, along with name, institutional affiliation and contact details. The abstract deadline is Friday 30 September 2016.

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