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Urban Images in African Contexts

Imagens Urbanas em Contextos Africanos

Imagens Urbanas em Contextos Africanos

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Published on Thursday, October 20, 2022

Abstract

In this special section, we seek to reimagine imagetic and urban practices and representations of the African continent, articulating two main fields, the visual and the urban. Here we want to reunite research that discouses discourses, imaginaries, representations, figurations, and politics about different African cities. Here we understand "images" in a broad sense, encompassing not only production and reproduction technologies, like photography and film but also virtual and digital, visual arts, and museum expositions. The purpose is not only to extend the debate over the field of the visual in different cities from an anthropological perspective. In this special section, we want to punctuate the implications of the imagens in a diversity of urban processes in the continent, emphasizing the plasticity of its forms and contents, its changes, its ambivalence, and opacity; beyond the debates about gender, agency, power, and resistance.

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In this special section, we seek to reimagine imagetic and urban practices and representations of the African continent, articulating two main fields, the visual and the urban. Here we want to reunite research that discouses discourses, imaginaries, representations, figurations, and politics about different African cities. Here we understand "images" in a broad sense, encompassing not only production and reproduction technologies, like photography and film but also virtual and digital, visual arts, and museum expositions. The purpose is not only to extend the debate over the field of the visual in different cities from an anthropological perspective. In this special section, we want to punctuate the implications of the imagens in a diversity of urban processes in the continent, emphasizing the plasticity of its forms and contents, its changes, its ambivalence, and opacity; beyond the debates about gender, agency, power, and resistance.

To this extent, we are interested in research that discusses not only the modes of circulation and consumption of these images but also the actors, networks, social contexts, power relations, and the symbolic and epistemological orderings involved in the processes of "making things visible. From interdisciplinary dialogues, we call for works that critically reflect about the dynamics of production, circulation, consumption, and (re)appropriation of images in urban contexts. This means works that explore how these images and their premises have been accepted, subverted, or re-signified in various social processes and that problematize their uses and counter-uses in the present, and the future objectives they propose through their practical, political, aesthetic or sensorial dimensions. We also invite articles that promote critical dialogue with contemporary theoretical, methodological and epistemological developments that extend the debate on images and cities, especially within Anthropology of the Global South.

Submission guidelines

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Email:  imagensurbe.africa@gmail.com

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  •     The paper is in relation to anthropological production about the topic
  •     The paper respects the principles of good scientific practices
  •     The proposal respect the ethical principles of anthropological work
  •     The proposal is original and unpublished, and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal; otherwise, it must be justified in "Comments to the editor".
  •     The file is in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or OpenOffice (.odt) format.
  •     URLs for the references were informed when possible.
  •     The text is typed in an A4 page, Times New Roman font, body 12 point, 1.5 cm spacing, with left/right margins 2.5 cm, header/footer 3 cm.
  •     The text follows the style standards and bibliographic requirements described in Author's Guidelines, on the About the Journal page.
  •     The text follows the instructions available in Assuring the double blind peer review

Evaluation process

All manuscripts will be evaluated by the Editorial Board and by the external reviewers. It will be a double blind peer review process, consisting of 2 or more reviewers designated to issue opinions on the manuscript.

The evaluation process will have the following steps:

  • Original review: The Editorial Committee meets regularly to review articles and establish whether or not they comply with editorial policy. Once accepted by the Editorial Board, the article will follow the procedures for peer review.
  • Initial review: At this stage, the Editorial Team assesses each manuscript for compliance with the rules established in the submission rules and ethical criteria and good scientific practices. If the manuscript does not meet the established rules and formatting, it will be returned for correction. In case of verification of plagiarism or ethical inadequacy, the text will be rejected.
  • Evaluation process: The accepted manuscripts undergo peer review. In the absence of a Conflict of Interest with authors and authors, 2 external reviewers are appointed by the Editorial Board, according to their specialization in the particular topic.
  • Opinions: The appraisers and appraisers are instructed to inform if there is any Conflict of Interest in relation to the article being appraised. If they accept to issue opinions, they will be placed directly in the OJS system. The decision can be "Accept", "Mandatory corrections", "Resubmit for review", "Reject submission" and "Resubmit for review". Based on these opinions, the Editorial Committee will assess the need for the manuscript to be reviewed by the author or author and sent for a second round of peer review.
  • Approval or rejection: The Editorial Committee will decide, based on the opinions, on the approval or rejection of the manuscript. In case of acceptance, the manuscript will enter the editing process for publication. Prior to publication, the authors will be consulted for approval of review and layout.

The evaluation process even takes an average of 5 to 7 months from the date of receipt of the manuscript. This deadline is established according to the average number of articles and may vary according to the manuscritp. This variation is due to several factors, such as the speed of the evaluators, quality of the text, compliance with reviewing deadlines, etc. The deadline also varies according to the number of review rounds that each manuscript requires.

Editors

  • Bruna Triana (UFBA),
  • Inácio Dias de Andrade (USP),
  • João Pedro Rangel (UNICAMP)

Editorial Team

Editor-in-chief Diana Paola Gómez Mateus (Universidade de São Paulo)

Associate editors

  • Aline Ferreira Oliveira (University of São Paulo)
  • João Victtor Gomes Varjão (University of São Paulo)
  • José Batista Franco Júnior (University of São Paulo)
  • Joaquim Pereira de Almeida Neto (University of São Paulo)
  • Karen Shiratori (University of São Paulo)
  • Lennon Oliveira Matos (University of São Paulo)
  • Yuri Winkler (University of São Paulo)

Book review Editor: Bianca Laurino (University of São Paulo) 

Scientific Communication Editor: Thiago Oliveira (University of São Paulo)


Date(s)

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Keywords

  • antropologia visual, antropologia urbana, contextos africanos, audio-visual, estudos africanos

Contact(s)

  • Inácio Andrade
    courriel : inacio [dot] and [at] gmail [dot] com

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Information source

  • Inácio Andrade
    courriel : inacio [dot] and [at] gmail [dot] com

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To cite this announcement

« Urban Images in African Contexts », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, October 20, 2022, https://doi.org/10.58079/19qx

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