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Central Africa: history, politics and society

Afrique centrale : histoire, politique et société

África central: historia, política y sociedad

África central: história, política e sociedade

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Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

La Revista África(s) – Revista do Programa de Pos Graduação em Estudos Africanos e Representações da África – is pleased to invite researchers to submit unpublished scientific papers in order to contribute to the issue “Central Africa: history; politics and society”. Accosting the central Africa geographical area through CEEAC , which is the central Africa states economic community and the eleven countries that it encompasses, the issue “ Central Africa: history; politics and society” is interested in the history of that area by the means of geopolitics  in order to experience the cultural exchanges and diversity of the people that are part of it.

Announcement

Argument

La Revista África(s) – Revista do Programa de Pos Graduação em Estudos Africanos e Representações da África  is pleased to invite researchers to submit unpublished scientific papers in order to contribute to “Central Africa file: history; politics and society”. Accosting the central Africa geographical area through CEEAC , which is the central Africa states economic community and the eleven countries that it encompasses – Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao tome and Principe and Chad - , the “ Central Africa file: history; politics and society” is interested in the history of that area by the means of geopolitics  in order to experience the cultural exchanges and diversity of the people that are part of it. The multidisciplinary approach will help receive research works in the field of humanities and social sciences that deal especially with topics such as the shaping of the States-nations , national and transborder identities; the national and regional trade as well as the economy of each country the African and international context; the debate about the development and the 2063 African Union’s agenda in each country; elections, democracy and social movements; human rights, ethnic minorities’ rights; women rights, youth and children rights; food, nutritional and environmental security; conflicts, wars and peace processes; the omnipresence of United Nation in solving of conflicts; land and border conflicts, resources and  debates on the aims of the lasting development in the region;  religion and spirituality, technology and social media in the region. As a matter of fact, central Africa is at the hearth of the continent and crystallizes both covetousness and rejection. The covetousness of foreign powers and their thirst of mines and forests reserves. A race to exploitation that does not fail to impact at the same time the environment, the ecosystems in one hand and the life of the populations in other hand. Central Africa is also the departure place for exile. How can we put an end to migration? Considering the humanitarian crises that are provoked by the exodus of the African youth towards foreign countries, is one not right to say that Africa is rejecting its own children? What are the policies that are implemented by the 11 States to give room to the youth? Is there any true synergism within these states to preserve the natural and the human resources in central Africa? What are the expectations of the youth in central Africa, and what role does the youth have in the economic, political and social dynamics? Are there institutional bridges between states to favour the insurance system of the youth creative forces and competences?  Does the bilateral and multilateral cooperation help central Africa to pride itself on its sovereignty? What stock can we take from foreign aids and other international organs in central Africa? This folder will try and understand the major stakes of this part of the continent. The opening of the research on the heterogeneity of the researchers’ expertise fields will surely help go forwards in mastering of the historical, political, economical et social data of this part of the world.

Organizing committee

  • Bas'Ilele Malomalo. PhD in sociology, Paulista Julio Mesquita State University. Researcher-Professor at the Institute of Art and humanities of the Afro-brazilian Lusophony International integration University, and coordinator of Africa-Brazil research group: knowledge production, civil society, world development and citizenship. He is also Director of “Novos Estudios Africanos” collection Fi Printing House.
  • Michel Feugain. PhD in contemporary Spain Civilization, the University of Orleans. Researcher-Lecturer and Director of the Department Applied Foreign Languages at the Catholic University of Lille. Writer and art specialist, he is academic and research area includes amongst other, teaching and education in Africa. His contrastive approach between didactics in textbooks in the West and in Africa help him have a critical and constructive look on the necessary evolution about relating questions in Africa. He is also the Managing Director of Binam Printing House.
  • Abraham Wega Simeu. PhD in General Linguistics and African languages, the University of Yaoundé 1. Researcher Lecturer and Head of Department of French Modern Letters at the Higher Teachers Training Institute of the University of Bamenda. He is a specialist of indigene languages description and documentation. His research interest includes language description, literacy and documentation of endangered indigene languages. He is author of a scientific book and many articles and has attended many international colloquia.

Submission guidelines

The journal welcomes write ups in English, French and Portuguese. However, the abstract and the key words must be in Portuguese and in English, in addition to the language chosen for the writing of the article.

Send your text to: escolaafricana@gmail.com

http://www.revistas.uneb.br/index.php/africas/index

Deadline for contribution: 10th September 2019

Editorial Principles

  • Articles might have between 15 to 30 pages at A4 format, typed in Time New Roman fonts, size 12, spacing 1.5, justified to the left side. Citations of more than 5 lines must be in a paragraph (size 11, single spacing), preceded and followed by a skip of line. With a margin of 3,0cm to the left and 2,0cm to the right[1]. Articles must be accompanied with an abstract of about 10 lines maximum, or 140 words; between 3and 5 key words. Abstracts must be in Portuguese and in English.
  • A brief introduction of the researcher where will be read: title, institution email address and telephone number.
  • When the author cited in the text (Name, year).

References and sources

Books : NAME, First Name. Title. Place of publication: Publishing house, year of publication.

Example :

  • BOURDIEU, Pierre. O poder simbólico. Rio de Janeiro: Bertrand Brasil, 2002.
  • _____. Ce que parler veut dire : l’économie des échanges linguistiques. Paris: Fayard, 1982a.
  • BRAECKMAN, collette. Les nouveaux prédateurs : Politiques des puissances en Afrique centrale. 2 ed. Bruxelles: Aden, 2009.

Book chapter : NAME, First name. Title of the article or chapter. In: NAME(s), First name (s) of the organizers (Orgs). Title. Place: precise the n° of the Ed., year, p.

Examples

  • ASANTE, SKB. O pan-africanismo e a integração regional. In: MAZRUI, Ali A. História Geral da África, VIII: África desde 1935. Brasília: Unesco, 2010, p. 874-896
  • MALOMALO, Bas´Ilele. Desafios da democracia e do desenvolvimento na África: um olhar sobre a República Democrática do Congo a partir da Diáspora negra brasileira. In: OLIVEIRA, Gledson Ribeiro de; RAMOS, Jeannette Filomena Pouchain; OKOUDOWA, Bruno (Orgs). Cá e Acolá: Experiências e debates multiculturais. Fortaleza: UFC, 2013, p. 134-157.

Communication in a seminar : NAME, First name. TitLe. In : Title of the seminar. Place, year, pages. (Precise if on line, site, and date of the last consultation).

Doctoral Thesis : NAME, First name. Title. These. (Doctorate precise the speciality) – University, Place, year of defense.

Example

  • VIEIRA FILHO, Raphael Rodrigues. Les Noirs à Jacobina (Bahia) au XIXe siècle. Thèse (doctorat en histoire du Brésil) - Université pontificale catholique de São Paulo, São Paulo, 2006.
  • FEUGAIN, Michel. Iconology and Iconography: a contrastive analysis of propaganda posters during the 2nd Republic and Spanish civil war.  PhD Thesis (Doctorate in contemporary Spain civilisation ) –  the University of Orléans, Orléans, 2008.

Articles on line : NAME, First name. Title. Available on < http://www. />.  last consultation on : date (00 lll. 0000).

Example

  • LUBABU, Thitenge. Que veut Ne Muanda Nsemi. Disponível em: <http://www.jeune afrique.com/Article/LIN09038queveimesna0/>. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2014.
  • MEUNIER, Mariane. Bundu dia Kongo: L´ONU acuse. 22 jun. 2008b. Disponível em: <http://www.jeuneafrique.com/Article/ARCH-LIN22068bunduecilop0.xml/>. Acesso em: 22 jun. 2013.

Complete version of the norms

[1] See  https://www.revistas.uneb.br/index.php/africas/article/view/6048/3834

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Attached files

Keywords

  • histoire, politique, société

Contact(s)

  • Michel Feugain
    courriel : michel [dot] feugain [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Michel Feugain
    courriel : michel [dot] feugain [at] gmail [dot] com

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« Central Africa: history, politics and society », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, https://calenda.org/641022

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