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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Production et appropriations locales de l’urbanisme globalisé

    The acceleration of globalisation and the massive urbanisation of the planet over the past forty years have played a powerful role in the transformation of cities. These worldwide dynamics are often presented as sources of a homogenisation of the cities’ organisational principles and the policies guiding their development, as well as urban forms and architectural styles. The result would thus be a ‘globalised urban planning’, in the sense of a uniform vision of the ways of creating the city promoted by the intensified circulation of ideas and models, the mobility of urban planning actors and the concentration of capital on a global scale. ‘Globalised fragments’ (Verdeil, 2006, p. 160) would be the symbol of this process, characterised by an influx of private stakeholders and specific planning schemes where the production of urban images play a key role.

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  • Call for papers - Education

    Adolescence in the context of developing countries

    Revue « SpécifiCITéS »

    La revue Spécificités lance un appel à contribution sur la construction et la réalité de l’adolescence dans les contextes du Sud. Les propositions d’articles pourront s’appuyer sur des approches contextualisées permettant d’aborder le concept d’adolescence au regard des spécificités locales, mais également sur des approches comparatistes mettant en exergue le sens des variabilités observables.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Adventure playgrounds of the past/for the future

    Current state of knowledge, issues and perspectives

    Adventure playgrounds are unique spaces of play. While the 1990s saw their disappearance in France, a recent resurgence has brought up questions around their legacy and theoretical basis as socio-pedagogical experiments. This symposium, organised by TAPLA (Terrains d’aventure du passé/pour l’avenir – Adventure playgrounds of the past/for the future) and supported by Labex: pasts in the present, is designed to investigate how adventure playgrounds raise questions around the place accorded to children in the city, and more specifically, children’s unmediated experience of socio-spacial learning systems. In addition, we aim to lay the groundwork for an international, interdisciplinary network, combining the human and social sciences with spacial design and urban planning, along with the fields of education and socio-cultural community work.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Travelling models in the development industry put to the test of contexts

    Les « modèles voyageurs » sont des interventions standardisées d’ingénierie sociale typiques de l’industrie du développement. Élaborés par des experts internationaux, portés et financés par des institutions de développement, ils sont exportés massivement vers les pays à faibles revenus, dans des configurations relativement similaires quels que soient les contextes. La dissémination de mécanismes miracles standardisés, dans de multiples pays, conduit à des « écarts » entre ce qui était prévu et ce qui advient sur le terrain. Ignorés ou sous-estimés, les contextes, c’est-à-dire les acteurs de terrain (bénéficiaires ou agents chargés de la mise en œuvre) sélectionnent, mettent à mal, démembrent, contournent ou détournent les différents dispositifs du modèle, à travers le jeu de multiples interactions, stratégies et logiques sociales. Cela produit de nombreux effets imprévus et des résultats mitigés, décevants ou éloignés des objectifs initiaux.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Doing with Delphy

    Nouvelles questions féministes journal, special issue

    Pionnière et inspiratrice d’un féminisme matérialiste toujours vivant parce qu’en débats, Christine Delphy continue d’y occuper une place prépondérante à de multiples égards. En tant que théoricienne dont les idées restent incisives et indispensables pour qui veut penser le monde en féministe. Mais aussi, et autant, en tant que militante ayant engagé une lutte radicale contre le patriarcat. Ce numéro hors-série de Nouvelles questions féministes (NQF) cherche à relayer la vitalité et l’actualité de l’œuvre de Christine Delphy. Cela, en invitant des auteur·e·s et militant·e·s féministes à présenter des textes illustrant comment elles et ils s’approprient ou se sont appropriés ses travaux. Dans une perspective radicale, chère à Delphy, notre appel ne se limite pas à l’influence de son œuvre dans le champ académique : il vise à recueillir des contributions portant sur la manière dont les textes ou les interventions de Delphy enrichissent et questionnent de nos jours la réflexion scientifique comme l’action militante, mais aussi les postures personnelles.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Racism, environment and health

    Environmental racism and health inequalities

    This issue of Journal Socioscapes aims to critically analyse the relationship between racism, health and the environment, in particular the relationship between environmental racism and health inequalities, the intertwining of environmental ills with the social ills of racism and capitalism, through the collection of theoretical or empirical studies. According to a multidisciplinary perspective, this issue of the Journal welcomes contributions from different fields of study, including (but not limited to) sociology, political science, anthropology, political economy, geography, epidemiology, public health, urban and rural studies, environmental studies, environmental justice studies, critical race theory, critical race feminism, political ecology, eco-feminism. 

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  • Call for papers - America

    The Caribbean against the covid-19: A global crisis and local solutions

    "Études caribéennes" Journal #48

    Officially affected by the COVID19 pandemic in early March 2020, the Caribbean Basin is concerned about the fragility of its social fabric and the wide disparities in public health policies from one State to another, which make a comprehensive response at the regional level impossible. The situation worsened at the end of May with the withdrawal of US funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), finally condemning the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), an emblematic figure in the fight against epidemics in the islands and on the continent, to a drastic reduction in its interventions, or even its disappearance. In this way, this issue seeks to respond to various concerns about the regional impact of the pandemic, around the central issue: to what extent the economic, political and/or social impact hovers around unresolved points in the construction of Caribbean Nation-States that prevent them from facing the crisis.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Blackness and Racial Relations

    Revue « Horizontes Antropológicos »

    La revue internationale Horizontes Antropológicos lance un appel à contribution pour son dossier thématique « Négritude et relations raciales ». Le concept de race, même repensé scientifiquement et compris comme une construction sociale et politique, demeure un défi académique, compte tenu de la façon dont sont vécues les relations raciales et de pouvoir et la manière dont cette question est inscrite à l’ordre du jour de la lutte contre le racisme. Ce dossier vise à rassembler des travaux récents et critiques qui repositionnent les sciences sociales quant au concept de race et à l’étude des relations raciales. Les travaux s’inscriront dans les débats sur l’intersectionnalité de genre, de race, de génération, de classe, sur l’invisibilité des relations raciales dans le champ scientifique et les expériences de racialisation à l’échelle globale.

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  • Limoges

    Call for papers - America

    Ederly people in the world in the 21st century

    Learning to live together

    Le congrès sera l’occasion pour les chercheurs, la société civile, les aidants, les médias, les politiques, les jeunes et les moins jeunes issus de pays développés ou en voie de développement, francophones, hispanophones, lusophones, anglophones et autres, d’échanger et de partager des connaissances, des expériences, de s’impliquer et de sensibiliser les publics à un nouveau « vivre ensemble », à une meilleure qualité de vie, d’apporter des réponses et des solutions facilement adaptables dans le cadre de politiques publiques et dans le respect de l’Agenda 2030 et des droits de l’homme.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Health: New Challenges for Development

    « Revue internationale des études du développement », n°247 (2021-3)

    A call for papers on health and development cannot but mention the current pandemic crisis. While international aid in the health sector has been rather stagnant of late, the Covid-19 pandemic could put health and infectious diseasesback at the heart of long-run priorities, particularly in countries of the South. While the African continent remains relatively unaffected, low-income countries share several characteristics: fragile and poorly funded healthcare systems that currently seem to be coping nonetheless, as well as a significant burden due to endemic health problems, including non communicable diseases. An integrated, unified approach to public and environmental health at different scales therefore seems more necessary than ever, especially in the context of climate change. This global crisis therefore provides new opportunities to better interlink the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and rethink the health and development nexus.

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  • Brest

    Seminar - Urban studies

    Études sur la nuit

    Los estudios sobre la noche no cesan de multiplicarse en el ámbito académico. Las temáticas de investigación sobre la noche cubren actualmente un gran espectro: estudios sobre la protección del cielo nocturno, sociología política de la noche, turismo y noche, historia de la noche, antropología de la noche, trabajo nocturno, arte y noche en Asia, musica popular y noche. Paralelamente, existen cada vez mas iniciativas públicas y privadas enfocadas en la noche : gestión de la vida nocturna, iluminación nocturna inteligente, servicios nocturnos, derecho a la noche, federaciones de profesionales.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Conference, symposium - Geography

    Population, Time, Territories (CIST2020)

    The latest in the series of Collège international des sciences territoriales (FR2007 CIST) conferences, this 5th international conference spotlights the concept of population as a central issue in the debates within territorial sciences. The concept of population, which is central to demography and biology and more marginal for other disciplines, involves the grouping together of individual entities. Depending on the particular approach used, the preferred criterion for aggregation will be the social, territorial, biological, etc., with timescales and observation scales varying accordingly. Linking together population, time and territory in a transdisciplinary and international perspective is the main goal of this conference; beyond the fact that it represents a theoretical and methodological breakthrough, the diversity of the proposed thematic sessions is a clear sign that this trio is at the heart of contemporary issues.

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  • Aubervilliers

    Call for papers - Modern

    Trade unions, conflictand direct action in the Americas and in Europe

    From the end of the 19th century to the 1980s

    Le syndicalisme peut se définir, sur un plan général, comme un outil collectif de défense des intérêts matériels et moraux d'un groupe de salarié·e·s, organisé·e·s par métier ou par branche d'activité ou, de manière croissante au cours du XXe siècle, sur une base intercatégorielle. Très tôt, dès la fin du XIXe, et indépendamment des régimes politiques au sein desquels il évolue, les militant·e·s syndicaux·le·s se posent la question des modalités d'action collective et de défense des intérêts moraux et matériels du mouvement ouvrier, entendu au sens large du terme. L'action du Premier mai 1886 à Chicago et le massacre de Haymarket Square, qui lui succède, le 4 mai, sont, en ce sens, des moments fondateurs de la période à laquelle le colloque sera consacré.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - History

    The materials of historical interest that build up the urban heritage: correlations, uses, landscapes

    Dossier temático nr. 16: Cadernos do arquivo municipal

    To this Thematic Dossier, we suggest to focus on these materials, having in mind the relation between built heritage, knowledge and society. It is proposed a multidisciplinary, wide and diversified approach of the various aspects that influence the patrimonial existence of cities. It aims to explore diversified aspects of mediation between these materials and cultural heritage. Thus, all are invited to present creative and original studies and reflections.

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  • Call for papers - America

    Borders in the Americas – Integration, Security and Migrations

    In the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, many analysts and experts argued that the world had reached the “end of history” [Fukuyama, 1992] and that regional and local organizations and free trade agreements (among which the European Union appeared to be a model of integration) signaled the emergence of a world without borders. Yet, thirty years later, the reality seems to be altogether different. Today, it is clear that “borders are back”. Whether these borders are challenged, violated, transcended, consolidated, or integrated, they remain necessarily at the heart of the political debate. This symposium will focus on a specific geographic area: the Americas.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - America

    What happened with the LGBTQI+ "rights revolution" in Latin America?

    Nr. 99 - Cahiers des Amériques latines

    Ten years after Argentina's emblematic "same-sex marriage" law, this issue of Cahiers des Amériques Latines examines the notion of a "rights revolution" [Encarnación, 2016] and takes stock of the situation of sexual and gender minorities in the region. Three lines of research seem essential to propose a critical reflection on the reality of sexual and gender minorities and to evaluate the LGBTQI+ "rights revolution" in Latin America.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Southern Countries’ Domestic Service. Today’s Work and Tomorrow’s Prospects

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°246 (2021-2)

    This issue aims to examine not so much the “core” of domestic work as its heterogeneity, by focusing on Southern countries where there is a particularly high share of domestic workers among the workforce. This issue extends the research to all regions of the South, and spotlights the less known worker flows which take place within the South and between Southern countries – and possibly, from North to South. Without focusing solely on a political analysis of domestic work in the South, the aim is not only to deconstruct the archetype of the female domestic worker, since domestic work does not only involve women, but also men or even children, from different social backgrounds, but also to account for the plurality of these workers’ life and work trajectories, the laws and market dynamics that govern them, the relationships with their employers, and the legal and moral foundations on which these relationships are based.

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  • Limoges

    Call for papers - Language

    Translating Flamenco Song

    The EHIC laboratory (Human Spaces and Cultural Interaction, EA 1087) of the University of Limoges in France is organizing a study day and a workshop on the translation of flamenco song. This research takes its starting point from the observation of a lack and a need: translating flamenco through a combination of scientific rigor, poetic character and singability. It is indeed paradoxical that translations up until today have been exclusively written, whereas flamenco is fundamentally oral. The event will revolve around two complementary approaches: one scientific, the other artistic. It will involve both exposing and commenting on translations, and trying to put them into song and / or music.

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - America

    Social sciences debating health and discussing care

    Euro-american perspectives and transatlantic dialogs

    Second temps de la mise en place d'un groupe de travail international, ce colloque souhaite continuer d'explorer la santé et la notion, tantôt corollaire tantôt contrepoint, de soin, dans les espaces américains. Il s'inscrit dans l'axe santé de la Maison des sciences de l'homme-Paris Nord pour l'année 2020. Ce colloque vise à interroger la notion de santé et ses enjeux sociaux, dans les Amériques et au-delà. Elle souhaite également questionner les processus de circulation, et leurs effets de réception, de l'héritage au contre-sens éventuel, comme dans le cas de la notion de violence obstétricale par exemple. Si les domaines de l'obstétrique, la santé publique et la psychiatrie sont particulièrement attendus, les contributions peuvent aborder divers autres domaines.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Digital work: more autonomy or a new subjugation of work?

    Socioscapes. International Journal of Societies, Politics and Cultures

    With digitisation of work a new frontier has opened up in the field of work and exploitation of work, which the current health and economic crisis is widening. The practice and the myth of “smart working” are the signs of a planetary dynamic of capitalist matrix which presents the possible liberation of labour within the framework of a new alienation and subordination of labour to the imperatives of market. Aim of this issue is to critically analyse this dynamic, paying attention to the relationship between “digital platforms” and their “applications”: alongside the intense development of digital technology, we are witnessing the expansion of different modes of intense exploitation of the workforce. Usually these new forms of work are presented as free and autonomous “services”. From these transformations processes, in which the technological element appears on the surface as prevalent on the structure of social relations that actually subsume it, important issues emerge.

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