Feministas Unidas Inc.

January 2018 Newsletter
 Buenos días,
Aquí envío algunos CFP de interés.
1. A Sustainable Future for Latin America?
2. Migration, Sex and Intimate Labor
3. Gender and Decolonization in the Iberian Fin-de-Siècle


1.CFP: “A Sustainable Future for Latin America?”
In the context of the emerging challenges of the 21st century, the task of envisioning and planning for sustainable societies has taken center stage. Sustainability is a complex concept that integrates multiple areas of study, yet it has been conventionally associated with environmental issues, and therefore its intimate connection to culture and the humanities has often been overlooked. In concert with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs)—we can now highlight the essential role of cultivating intellectual, ethical and social qualities to focus on sustaining quality of life on our changing planet. To that end, The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute reframes the definition of sustainability as “what sustains us as diverse people and communities, from clean air and water to healthcare, education and art,” and explains how decisions are both individual and collective, while keeping the “big picture” in mind: “sustainability is both local and global. It requires of us that we consider both the past and the future in terms of current and best practices.” This definition’s focus on quality of life as diverse cultural communities affirms the need for knowledge and insights from the humanities and social sciences, as well as diverse native sciences in addressing the grand challenges facing Latin America. With this definition in mind, proposals for a special issue of the refereed journal A Contracorriente are encouraged to explore, though not exclusively, the following questions: 

In these times of volatile political divisions, the ravages of climate change, and endemic poverty and inequality, what does a sustainable future look like for Latin America?
What is unique about Latin American thought in its understanding of the Anthropocene?
How have the humanities and social sciences, indigenous societies and religion, informed an ethics of sustainability for the region?
What are cultures of sustainability through the lens of democratic participation, citizenship, and social movements in Latin America?
How do literature and literacies interrogate the kinds of globalization and mass-culture that marginalize local cultures and communities throughout the continent?
How can the celebration of diversity, creativity, and the arts sustain a people, a nation, or a region’s cultural heritage? 

How can de-coloniality and alternatives to capitalism promote sustainability?

How do Latinx-American realities inform sustainable policies and practices regionally and globally? 

Areas of inquiry may include:
Belonging and identity
Changing patterns, cultures of consumption
Cosmopolis: local cultures, globalization, diaspora
Cultural dimensions of population change, migration, demographics
Indigenous peoples: self-government, self-management, and self-representation.
Indigenous knowledge and traditional practices of sustainability: other ways of knowing
Women and men, children and the elderly, the “familial” as community for sustainability
Gender and sustainability
The dynamics of production and consumption
Free trade and fair trade
Development, underdevelopment, sustainable development and sustainability
Poverty and its eradication
Urbanization and sustaining (mega)cities
Needs, wants, and demand: reconfiguring economic models for sustainability

Please email a 150-250 word abstract and title to the special issue’s editor, Dr. Maria Woolson (The University of Vermont) at maria.woolson@uvm.edu, by March 1, 2018. Articles, which may be written in Spanish or English, will be due June 30, 2018 and the journal issue will be published in Spring 2019

2. The Journal of Women’s History is seeking expressions of interest to submit articles to a special issue on migration, sex, and intimate labor in the period between 1850 and 2000, in any local, national, transnational, or global context. It seeks to frame “intimate labor” within the long history of women’s involvement in domestic and sexual markets and their movement across and within borders for myriad forms of care and body work (Boris and Parreñas, 2010). This special issue will be positioned within an emergent historiography that examines the practices, discourses, regulation of, and attempts to suppress what has come to be known as “trafficking,” while foregrounding the ways in which a historical lens can destabilize this term. Such research brings the gendered and sexual history of migration and labor into dialogue with new literatures on the history of globalization, capitalism, citizenship, and mobility. It also speaks to on-going concerns in contemporary politics around the relationship between labor and movement, “forced” and “free” migration, and the politics of humanitarianism. As such, while firmly historical, this special issue will engage with and contribute to ongoing interdisciplinary discussions about “modern slavery,” international law, human rights, and the gendered migrant subject.
We are especially interested in work that:
• Engages critically with the historical production of categories such as “trafficking,” “smuggling,” and migratory “illegality” as they have pertained to women’s migration
• Examines sexual labor in the context of gendered migration and the broader category of intimate labor(s)
• Explores the historical lived experience of migrating for intimate, domestic, and sexual labor
• Looks at local, national, and international responses to female migrants who were defined as trafficked, illegal, or exploited
• Places trafficking and women’s intimate labor within a wider discourse of indenture, slavery and un-freedom; as well as imperialism, mobility, and globalization
We are interested in any thematic or methodological approach, but would especially welcome work that focuses on the global south, imperial contexts, and non-white subjects. Work can be locally, nationally, transnationally, globally, or comparatively focused. All submissions must be historical in focus.
Prospective contributors to this special issue are asked to send an extended abstract of 1,000 words to the issue’s guest editors, Julia Laite (j.laite@bbk.ac.uk) and Philippa Hetherington (p.hetherington@ucl.ac.uk) by 1 June 2018. Abstracts should describe the prospective article and how it explicitly engages with the theme of the special issue. Authors should also include a discussion of the sources—archival or published—they will be using in the article.
Selected contributors will be informed within two months and asked to submit a complete manuscript by 1 June 2019, which will go through the JWH’s standard process of peer and editorial review. If the manuscript is accepted for publication at the end of this process, it will be published in the special issue.

This symposium aims to examine, from a decolonial perspectiva, the entanglements of gender and colonialism in the lberian world at the turn of the twentieth century. In particular, we seek to explore the role of gender in negotiating resistance to imperial narrativas. which servad as compensatory
fictions in response to the loss of the Spanish empire throughout the long nineteenth century . The symposium will serve as a
forum for the discussion of rnethodological and theoretical issues pertaining to the intersections of gender and decolonization. Among other considerations, we invite participants to take into account practices of self-determination, defense of self-identity, awareness of belonging to a silenced community, the power of the gaze, and the fight for recognition, while revealing from cultural productions, a testimonial corpus of the various phases of liberation. Studies focused on literature, visual culture, historical texts, political discourse, and other forms of cultural representation are welcome.

Submit 200-word abstract to Nuria Godón (ngodon@fau.edu) by January 26, 2018.
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