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  • Call for papers - Economics

    Risks, protections, and climate change

    “Revue internationale des études du développement” no. 257 (2025-1)

    This special issue of the Revue internationale des études du développement aims to bring together articles examining the way in which individuals and organizations have been rethinking (or not) their risk management methods to better face the challenges brought about by climate change. To combine perspectives and methods, this call for papers invites the submission of work falling within the scope of the four lines of inquir: 1/ Climate challenges and informal risk management strategies: what is the nature of the reconfigurations taking place? 2/ Climate challenges and formal protection tools: what responses do formal organizations and markets provide? 3/ Informal strategies and formal tools: how do they interact? What benefits do they provide? 4/ Measures, perceptions, and representations.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    L’Afrique dans la musique cubaine : perspectives et défis au XXIe siècle

    Le Centre d’études et de recherche musicales (CERMUS) invite la communauté académique à soumettre des travaux originaux pour envisager leur publication dans l’œuvre collective intitulée « África en la músicacubana: perspectivas y desafíos en el siglo XXI ». L’initiative de cette publication est motivée par les débats soulevés lors du congrès de la Latin American Studies Association (LASA - Afrique) qui s'est tenu au Ghana en 2023, où il est apparu nécessaire de revisiter, systématiser et actualiser la portée des approches qui ont soutenu les recherches musicologiques, ethnologiques et d’autres domaines des sciences sociales, qui sont aujourd’hui des références dans le champ des études sur l’héritage africain dans la musique cubaine.

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  • Pisa

    Call for papers - History

    Around the world. The Nineteenth Century: a long and interconnected period

    Le colloque international organisé à Pise les 14 et 15 juin 2024 vise à valoriser les approches les approches transnationales du long XIXe siècle. Il s’agit d’étudier les interractions qui dépassent les frontières des États nations qui sont alors en train de se fixer. L’accent est particulièrement mis sur plusieurs points : les campagnes de mobilisation transnationale et l’analyse des discours et des images ou autres symboles visuels les accompagnant et les légitimant, les supports médiatiques pour les réaliser, les réseaux qui sont en jeu dans leur organisation, ou bien encore les protagonistes à l’œuvre pour l’organisation de ces mobilisations transnationales, y compris à travers l’émergence de leaders et de figures charismatiques.

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  • Oran

    Call for papers - Africa

    Africanity on the move

    Ce colloque tente de mettre en lumière de nouvelles lectures relatives au phénomène migratoire en Afrique, ses enjeux économique, socioculturel et politique en s’appuyant sur l'analyse des médias, la littérature, les documents historiques, le cinéma…. L’objectif est d’interroger la question migratoire dans toute sa complexité, ainsi que la vulnérabilité de la personne migrante, eu égard à sa stigmatisation et aux différentes visions dévalorisantes et/ou valorisantes à son sujet, des discours et des images qui demeurent polémiques et pourraient engendrer des dérapages et des glissements sémantiques, constituant ainsi l’objet d’étude de chercheurs appartenant à différents champs disciplinaires.

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  • Agadir

    Call for papers - Africa

    Les territoires face aux risques liés aux catastrophes naturelles

    Aménagement, gouvernance et management des territoires à dangerosité inhérente

    L’objectif de ce colloque international multidisciplinaire, organisé par l’école doctorale d’Universiapolis-Université internationale d’Agadir les 06-07 mai 2024, est d’engager une réflexion territoriale autour de l’impact des catastrophes naturelles.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Development archives: production, use and politicization

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°256 (2024-3)

    The first aim of this Special Issue is methodological: the renewed interest in development archives raises questions, particularly among young researchers, about how to identify, collect, and use them, and about their limits. The special issue will thus offer a set of methodological reference points to anyone wishing to use such archives. The second aim will be to lay the foundations for a more ambitious project to study development archives from a perspective at the crossroads of “connected history” and “global historical sociology”.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Peasantries and Violent Conflicts

    In this call for papers, we wish to address the relationship between the peasantry and conflicts with all the necessary analytical finesse and empiricism, by exploring the plurality of repertoires and modes of action to identify the contextual markers of the trajectories of violent crises involving the peasantry to varying degrees and in various forms. What we mean by violent conflict is any form of confrontation mobilizing a diversified arsenal, with a destructive effect on the agricultural, economic, and social systems in place, and with at times the aim of reconfiguring them to the advantage of certain actors. Such conflicts may be internal to certain peasantries, or may occur at their contact when they are exploited by external actors. Others may take shape and develop outside the rural world before reaching it. These violent conflicts are often found at the crossroads of a range of factors and processes: power dynamics linked to land access, the crystallization of identity and ethno-community differences, and governance problems.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Financing agricultural and food transformations. Practices, mechanisms, collective action, and public policies

    « Revue internationale des études du développement » n°254

    This issue is a continuation of the series of thematic issues that the Revue Tiers Monde, now the Revue internationale des études du développement has regularly published for 25 years on the subject of financial inclusion (no. 145, 1996; no. 172, 2002; no. 197, 2009; no. 225, 2016). This issue calls for original papers based on field research that contribute to knowing how the transformation of agricultural and rural systems in emerging and developing countries is financed, and more specifically, how farmers are financed. It aims, in particular, at delving into the new practices in the field of agricultural and rural financing, which is often marginalized in development financing policies.

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  • Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Urban Images in African Contexts

    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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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    The Sustainable Development Goals under scrutiny

    « Revue internationale des études du développement » n°253 (2023-3)

    A new international framework for development, called the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, emerged in 2015 as a result of the rise of sustainable development as a dominant paradigm for development and of the criticisms addressed to the MDGs. The new agenda established 17 development goals instead of 8 (MDGs). The SDGs made some progress compared to the MDGs. Because they target common challenges like climate change, the reach and legitimacy of the SDGs were extended. As we stand midway towards the set deadlines for achievement, it is time to question the relevance, foundations and the implementation of the SDGs. It also seems legitimate to question their universal and inclusive character, and their actual outcomes since 2015 by using critical and contexual approaches.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Géographies du Sahara : nouveaux enjeux de recherche et renouvellement des méthodes

    Cahiers « L’Ouest saharien »

    The Sahara is one of the most difficult regions in the world for researchers to access. Despite this, geographical research on the Sahara remains dynamic. A desert space often considered as "empty", it offers strong and constantly renewed problems and issues: desertification, resource management and gold rush, migration and smuggling, border issues, etc. At the time of the Anthropocene, what can living, working and circulating on the margins of the ecumene teach us today? Three axes are proposed: memories, mutations, marginalities and Saharan centralities.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Cordel Literature: new perspectives, new approaches

    Jangada Journal #20

    Due to its thematic, poetic, and expressive diversity, the cordel witnessed, narrated, and recorded several national history moments. Even though only men mastered the art of composing and singing in verse initially, little by little, women also took the stage. Nowadays, poets adjust national and international interest themes to their meter, rhyme, and clause. They denounce the system’s falsities and contradictions; they question decisions and mock hypocrisy without, however, losing that aura of playfulness and wonder that has consecrated the cordel among us. Originally handwritten and later in printed versions, cordel has maintained a strong connection with the voice and culture of fairs and squares, the fey and laughter of rogue heroes, and the feeling of indignation of the less favored and the exaltation of legendary braves since the end of the 19th century. More recent researchers drew attention to the relationship between cordel and its singers’ orality and body performance while singing poetry and African griots. In this thematic issue, we propose to host papers concerning the most varied studies on cordel literature and its cultural practices.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Decentering the analysis of Africa-China relations

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°251 (2023-1)

    The question put forward by the vast majority of works studying the relations between Africa and China is “What is China doing in Africa? What are the Chinese doing in Africa?”, thus often overlooking the anthropological dimension of social, economic, and political change in which African actors can reclaim their place, in other words an approach that would decenter China and the Chinese in order to shed light on the microfoundations of the macroprocesses of development by examining Africa and Africans. Agency – or agentivité as it is now commonly called in French – is defined here as the ability to effect or introduce socio-economic and political changes in the arena in which the actors are involved. By addressing the question of African agentive practices and norms in Afro-Chinese relations, this call for papers therefore leads to decentering China to focus on Africa.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Petropolitics in the Countries of the South

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°250 (2022-3)

    For this special issue, we consider a broad approach to the world of hydrocarbons, ranging from economics to cultural issues, and including history, politics, demography, sociology, and anthropology. Our aim is to go beyond a conception that reduces oil-producing countries to black boxes with outgoing flows of oil and gas and incoming financial flows, thus boiling everything down to this single (economic, political, and geopolitical) issue. Before causing global warming, oil had an in situ impact on territories, human communities, and ecosystems. This approach calls for a critical rereading of the abundant literature on the oil-producing countries of the South, in order to tackle oil-related phenomena differently, to identify new connections between them, and to examine those which are only little or not studied.

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  • Bordeaux

    Study days - Language

    Old age: experience and representations

    Pour sa onzième édition, la journée des doctorant·e·s du laboratoire AMERIBER (EA 3656) vise à explorer le concept de vieillesse – processus physiologique inévitable mais aussi construction sociale dont les caractéristiques varient selon les époques – dans les champs des sciences humaines, des arts et de la littérature. Les onze interventions de cette journée permettront d'explorer ses différentes représentations mais aussi les enjeux socio-culturels, artistiques, institutionnels, littéraires et politiques qui en découlent.

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  • Toulouse

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Festivals and trans (national) cinematographic dynamics : forms of production, circulation and representation

    This international conference will take place at the University of Toulouse 2, simultaneously to the international film festival Cinelatino - Rencontres de Toulouse in March 2022. The objective is to go beyond a binary national / transnational approach to cinema in order to understand the articulation between practices, mediations, rhetorics and representations that form this contemporary cinematographic spatiality. It aims at promoting a collective and internationally open dialogue around the strong relations between festivals, production support systems, residencies and the circulation of professionals. If the starting point was the cinemas of Latin America, it is now our intention to develop a more comparative approach with other regions of the world which also participate in these international dynamics - such as Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Near and Middle East....

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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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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - Europe

    Creation at work in ultra-contemporary fiction: literature and cinema

    Conference. Call for papers

    Nous nous proposons de revisiter les fictions ultra contemporaines ayant pour héros un créateur confronté à son travail et voué à la production d’une œuvre inédite. Cette thématique très répandue au XIXe siècle revient en force en ce début du XXIe siècle, malgré le discrédit de l’art et de l’artiste du panorama actual et le changement radical de paradigme depuis la Postmodernité. Ainsi, notre volonté est d’interroger la littérature et le cinéma, essentiellement en langues française et espagnole, pour dégager les motivations profondes de ce paradoxal regain d’intérêt.

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  • Dakhla

    Call for papers - Africa

    Energy Economics between Deserts and Oceans

    Third International Congress on Desert Economy

    The ultimate purpose of the International Congress on Desert Economy – Dakhla, is to be a scientific and multidisciplinary platform on desert and Sahara economy development, in order to contribute effectively to the good governance and in the sustainable development of desert regions, by stimulating meetings between all stakeholders on a global scale, with a view to fostering cooperation and partnership, among (Sahara) desert countries (Africa, the Gulf States, the United States of America, China, Australia...), with the aim of creating a conducive environment to the exchange of experiences, expertise and innovation, around themes related to desert and Sahara economy development, such as: Tourism and travel industry, agriculture, renewable energy, raw materials, transportation and logistics, sea and ocean economy, technology and innovation,  entertainment and sport economy, cultural and intangible heritage, nature and environment.

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