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Languages of urbanization and visions of the city

Lenguajes de la urbanización y visiones de la ciudad

Linguaggi dell’urbanizzazione e visioni della città

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Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by João Fernandes

Summary

This section will focus on the representations of urban spaces and urban lives in the Americas, with special regard to the languages and the social practices that convey – or that have conveyed in the past – the idea of “making the city”. We are especially interested both in grassroots movements of urban resistance and in counter-hegemonic representations of the urban space. We welcome contributions on practices of re-appropriation of the city, on the strategies of resistance to the processes of gentrification, on the relationship between urban space and subaltern groups (minorities and/or subcultures) and on the ways in which the urban space has been represented, reimagined or invented in literature, cinema, comics, music, photography, television, visual arts.

Announcement

Argument 

The second issue of América Crítica (December 2017) will include a section on “American cities and the city in America”, edited by Javier González Díez (University of Turin) and Fiorenzo Iuliano (University of Cagliari).

This section will focus on the representations of urban spaces and urban lives in the Americas, with special regard to the languages and the social practices that convey – or that have conveyed in the past – the idea of “making the city”. We are especially interested both in grassroots movements of urban resistance and in counter-hegemonic representations of the urban space. We welcome contributions on practices of re-appropriation of the city, on the strategies of resistance to the processes of gentrification, on the relationship between urban space and subaltern groups (minorities and/or subcultures) and on the ways in which the urban space has been represented, reimagined or invented in literature, cinema, comics, music, photography, television, visual arts. Contributions on urban spaces in a comparative perspective – Northern and Southern American – are particularly welcome.

Main topics

We invite articles addressing one (or more) of the following topics:

  • The city and its counterhegemonic representations
  • Languages and forms of urban sociality
  • (Re)creation of urban identities
  • Appropriations and re-appropriations of urban spaces
  • Native cultures and urban spaces
  • The opposition urban/rural in the Americas
  • Northern cities VS southern cities
  • National and transnational migratory fluxes and their impact on the American cities
  • Resistance to the hegemonic practices of redefinition of American urban spaces

Submission guidelines

América Crítica 2017 (2) http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/cisap/index

Deadline: 1 September 2017 

We encourage the submission of articles from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. Deadline for completed articles will be 30 June 2017. Articles should be submitted through our online submission website(http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/cisap/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions). Editorial norms are available at: (http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/cisap/about/submissions#authorGuidelines).

Editors

  • Javier González Díez (University of Turin)
  • Fiorenzo Iuliano (University of Cagliari).

Date(s)

  • Friday, September 01, 2017

Keywords

  • city; urban sociality; urban identities; native cultures; urban spaces; Northern and Southern American; transnational migratory fluxes; resistance

Information source

  • Emanuele Fabiano
    courriel : americacritica [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Languages of urbanization and visions of the city », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, https://calenda.org/400472

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