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Thinking Latin American Right-Wings in the 20th Century

Pensar las derechas En América Latina en el siglo XX

Penser les droites en Amérique latine au XXe siècle

Pensar as direitas en América latina no século XX

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Published on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by João Fernandes

Summary

This conference is the continuation of two previous conferences held in France (2014) and Argentina (2016) which saw the gradual emergence of a community of researchers working on the questions of identities, ideas, practices and discourses of actors and movements from Latin American rightwing. It is difficult to establish the precise conceptual limits of the rightwing because of the heterogeneity and plurality of the groups and movements that have historically been part of this family and which are thus characterized by the presence of diverse political traditions. It is therefore essential to imagine flexible boundaries when considering rightwing history and taking into account the changes it experienced over time. Our purpose is not to establish canonical definitions, but rather to contribute to set general frameworks for this field of study whose historical relevance and actuality are no longer to be demonstrated, but whose limits and fundamental characteristics are still debated. 

Announcement

Third conference "Thinking Latin America right-wings in the 20th century"

Argument

This conference is the continuation of two previous conferences held in France (2014) and Argentina (2016) which saw the gradual emergence of a community of researchers working on the questions of identities, ideas, practices and discourses of actors and movements from Latin American right-wing.

The right-wing parties’ growing influence all around the world is obvious and the issue has gained political relevance in the light of recent electoral results in Argentina, France and the United States of America and with the removal of President D. Rousseff from office in 2016 in Brazil, which was provoked by - and resulted in - a right-wing shift, not to mention the crisis which, along with the Chavist regime, seems to be shaking Venezuela. This situation prompts us to study in more depth this subject of great scientific relevance, to study it in the light of the theoretical and methodological tools of History and Social Sciences, without losing sight of its political importance for the times to come.

It is difficult to establish the precise conceptual limits of the right-wing because of the heterogeneity and plurality of the groups and movements that have historically been part of this family and which are thus characterized by the presence of diverse political traditions. Some of them are nowadays consensual, such as conservatism and fascism, whose right-wing belonging cannot be seriously questioned. However, the case of liberalism is more complex and controversial because of its current evolutions. There are also many goals right-wing activists try to reach, some involving the defense of property and material interests, some aiming at the defense of moral values, often religious ones, threatened by left-wing movements.

It is therefore essential to take into account the complexity of the right-wings and to avoid setting rigid limits.It is even preferable to imagine flexible boundaries when considering right-wing history and taking into account the changes it experienced over time. For example, some political traditions had in the past adopted positions in favor of social change, before aligning themselves with the right-wing forces to defend the established order. However, a constant feature in the definition of rights is its identification with forces opposed to any egalitarian policy aimed at establishing equality between citizens, but also social, racial or, more recently, gender equality. Furthermore, it should be recalled that the right-wing struggles against the leftists have contributed to define its contours, as the relentless fight against the enemy is crucial to its constitution as a specific segment of the political field.

Nonetheless, our purpose is not to establish canonical definitions, but rather to contribute to set general frameworks for this field of study whose historical relevance and actuality are no longer to be demonstrated, but whose limits and fundamental characteristics are still debated. It is with the aim of promoting the increase of research on this political family and to favor its understanding that we are organizing this third Conference and inviting researchers to participate in this debate, with the hope of consolidating this field of research in Latin America.

Main themes

Ten round tables are planned for this conference, which have been conceived as guidelines for those wishing to present a paper. Selected articles will be included in one of the tables that will be moderated by a recognized specialist.

1) The right-wing and religions (beliefs, ecclesiastical institutions, religious discourses, etc.)

2) The right-wing and youth, educational institutions and students

3) Women, family models, desirable and repressed femininity and masculinity (gender perspective)

4) The right-wing in power and its public policies (economic, social, labour, military, etc.)

5) Parties and social organizations, social power and right-wing social networks

6) The right-wing and the Armed Forces (institutional and personal, public and clandestine links)

7) Ideologies, social imaginary and political cultures of the right-wing

8) Conceptual debates, theoretical definitions and historiography of right-wing

9) Right-wing leisure, cultural consumption and sporting activities

10) Right-wing and economics: trade unions, lobbies, professional and business associations, economists and economic knowledge

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit papers (in either French, English, Spanish o Portuguese) to be evaluated by a scientific commission. It must be sent to this e-mail address (derechas@ungs.edu.ar) and include:

  • Title of the paper
  • Thematic round-table you wish to be included in
  • Abstract of the paper (2500 - 3000 signs max. with spaces)
  • Author(s) name(s), affiliations and addresses (Institution, e-mail, postal address, phone number).
  • A brief curriculum vitae (or resume) for each author and list of works and publications are also required.

Important deadlines

  • February 28th, 2018: Deadline to submit presentation abstracts and papers
  • April 5th, 2018: Notification of acceptance
  • July 1st, 2018: Submission of the full-length paper

Organizers

  • Ernesto Bohoslavsky
  • Stéphàne Boisard
  • Rodrigo Patto Sá Motta

Organizing institutions

  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brésil)
  • Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento (Argentine)
  • Institut National Universitaire Jean-François Champollion (France)
  • FRAMESPA - CNRS / UMR 5136 (France)
  • Grupo de Trabajo de CLACSO “Derechas contemporáneas: dictaduras y democracias”

Scientific board

  • Gabriela Aguila (Universidad Nacional de Rosario)
  • Leonardo Avritzer (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
  • João Fábio Bertonha (Universidade Estadual de Maringá)
  • Maud Chirio (Université Paris-Est Marne – La Vallée)
  • Armelle Enders (Université Paris VIII)
  • Antonio Costa Pinto (Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Olivier Dard (Université Paris IV)
  • Annick Lempérière (Université Paris I)
  • Julio MelonPirro (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata and Universidad Nacional del Centro)
  • Luís Edmundo Moraes (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Julio Pinto Vallejos (Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
  • Laura Reali (Universidad Paris VII Denis Diderot)
  • Sonia Rose (Université de Toulouse)
  • Francisco Carlos Teixeira da Silva (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro)

Places

  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Keywords

  • derecha, historia política, ideología, cultura política, América latina, circulación de ideas, historia conectada, droite, histoire politique, idéologie, culture politique, Amérique latine, circulation, histoire connectée

Contact(s)

  • Stéphane Boisard
    courriel : derechalogos [at] protonmail [dot] com
  • Ernesto Bohoslavsky
    courriel : derechalogos [at] protonmail [dot] com
  • Rodrigo Patto Sa Motta
    courriel : derechas [at] ungs [dot] edu [dot] ar

Information source

  • Stéphane Boisard
    courriel : derechalogos [at] protonmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Thinking Latin American Right-Wings in the 20th Century », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, https://calenda.org/419588

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