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for Papers – Deadine 1 January 2018
*2018 CSA Conference Call for Papers*
*43rd Annual Conference, Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)*
*Education, Culture and Emancipatory thought in the Caribbean*
*Havana, Cuba, 4th to 8th of June 2018*
This annual conference proposes integrating education, culture, and
emancipatory thought as the fundamental reflexive axes for furthering the
process of decolonisation in the Caribbean. All three concepts deepen our
understanding of the re-appropriation and recuperation of memory— be it
individual, collective, social or historical— in these territories. Our
conference aims to foster dialogue and brainstorm about these three topics
in order to rethink and reconstruct paradigms, to relocate margins and
excluded spaces, and to understand the diversity and complexity of this
Caribbean history was forged from many contributors and interferences due
to the quantity and diversity of sources, as well as the fragmentary way
this history has been told. Methods of recuperation and an analysis of this
narrative process are essential in order to decolonize the mind, which
poses a challenge to the field of education. In the Caribbean, culture and
history are intensely vivid. In such a setting, the seeds of resistance and
of emancipatory thought are crucial; this conference will look not only at
the present but also to the future.
Major themes of the conference:
1. *Education, culture and identity. *Definitions of Caribbean culture.
The Caribbean and education: what is to be taught? what are we teaching?
Nation and culture. Caribbean counterpoints: ourselves and others. Cultural
connections in the Caribbean region. The silences of history:
marginalization and exclusions. Social diversity and its cultural
presentation: themes and problems. Collective imagination and knowledge.
Education, multiculturalism and linguistic pluralism. Migrations, going and
coming back, transnationalism and multiple nationalities.
2. *Emancipatory thought** in the Caribbean.* Questions of theory
political culture. *Foundational figures and texts. Intellectual
movements and networks. Caribbean feminist thought. Sovereignty and
dependency in an age of globalization: trends and contradictions.
Reparations and indemnities, subjects pertaining to historical and social
justice in the region. Anti-hegemonic and emancipatory thought: culture,
community and knowledge. Territoriality and culture of peace in the region.
New emancipatory ideas and horizons in the contemporary Caribbean
geo-political context: internal and external challenges. Climate justice,
the people’s rights and ecological resistance. Perspectives and strategies
to address the pressing issue of climate vulnerability in the Caribbean.
Mass media, hegemony and emancipation in the Caribbean.
3. *Education and decolonisation of the mind. *Educational models and
cultural legacies. Epistemological multiculturalism and education.
Knowledge, power and production of knowledge. Educational sovereignty,
privatisation and neoliberalism. Cultural resistance and popular knowledge.
Museums and cultural conservation. Memory archives: archival resources and
document collections in diverse catalogues and formats. Caribbean memory
constructed through education. Emancipatory practices in education,
culture, and art.
4. *Education for social and cultural transformation. *Social
innovations in the field of education. Education, emancipation and social
justice. Socio-educational and cultural interventions. Ethno-education. The
arts and the social dimension. Education and traditional forms of
knowledge. Oral narrative, oraliture and community experiences. Popular
religion, carnival cultural and Afro-Caribbean spirituality. Cultural
industries and education: cinema, music, theatre, literature, art and
others. Climate education and sustainable development: reflexions from the
5. *Education and culture in the training of children and youth. *Family
and the oral transmission of values (culture, ethic, citizenship).
Education for girls and women as an empowering tool for economic and social
freedom. Literacy as a way to compensate for historical inequalities of
gender, race, and class. Culture and nature: interdisciplinary dialogues.
Health and sexuality: models of formation. Education and sexual diversity.
Artistic and creative practices to foster the dignity and empowerment of
children and youth. Artistic education, intellectual curiosity, and
humanitarian Social and emancipatory effects of developing creativity.
We accept individual papers, as well as collective panels and workshops. We
wish to make the conference as interdisciplinary as possible, and we warmly
encourage our members to propose ideas for panels and workshops based on
multiple disciplines and languages. We welcome a wide range of
participants: researchers, academics, teachers, students, community
activists, cultural managers, writers, artists, and creative people of all
*Sending your proposals:*
Please submit all proposals online via the CSA’s website (no emails).
The deadline for sending proposals is January 1st, 2018.
- All participants should indicate the thematic thread associatedwith
his or her proposal, according to the numeration listed above.
- The summary of the proposal should be no more than 125 words for
individual papers and 250 words for panels and workshops.
- The titles of individual proposals and collective panels should not be
more than 70 characters (we reserve the right to edit it if too long).
- The participants should indicate in which language they will present.
- Please send your titles and summaries in at least two languages
(Spanish, English, French, Haitian creole, Dutch, Papiamento or other
creole languages). Multilingual summaries will be published in the online
version of the program.
- In the proposal, please mention in any technological, working and
translating support you might need.
- Panels should include at least 3 and no more than 5 people, including
the moderator of the panel, whose name should be included in the proposal.
- Panels should include multiple disciplines, institutional affiliations
and languages (for example, the inclusion of students, postgraduates and
academics, together with senior professors, activists or professionals;
academics coming from social sciences, arts and humanities, and other
disciplines would be welcome)
- The workshops should focus on practical strategies and dialogue with
the three thematic threads of the conference. A clear title and detailed
aims and objectives should be provided, as well as the names of the
workshop facilitators, the length and the desired outcome.
- We also welcome film presentations, visual art exhibitions and
performances related to the paper, panels or workshop proposals. Please
consult the 2016 call for film, visual, and performance art to obtain
instructions for sending your proposal.
*Membership rates are payable by January 1st, 2018* (membership rates apply
on a calendar year basis and all memberships end December 31st each year)
*You should register and pay registration fees by March 1st, 2018 so that
all proposals appear in the program. * Details about membership rates and
registration will soon be published on the CSA’s website.
We offer a limited number of travel scholarships to support our current and
future members who are not funded by their institutions and countries and
who would not be able to attend the conference without support. Further
details on how to apply for the travel scholarships, criteria and
deadlines, will be available on the CSA’s website.
For any further inquiries or assistance about the suggested themes of the
conference, please contact the Program Director, Gabriela Ramos, at the
following address: program.chair at caribbeanstudiesassociation.org
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