XLIII International Congress Of Americanism

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XLII International Congress – Perugia



 

 

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XLIII International Congress Of Americanism

organized by

Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano” Onlus

The INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICANISM, annual event that has taken place continuously since 1979. It was created as a gathering place in order to share and confront different Americanist experiences, whether from different disciplines or geographies. For this same reason we do not present our Congress in parallel sessions, and the conferences are given in plenary session.

The Congress is divided into several proposed sessions, coordinated by Americanists coming from various countries. The sessions’ themes include many disciplines and subjects: from archaeology to anthropology, from linguistics to sociology, from Indigenous rights to art, from architecture to political sciences, from religious studies to history.

Researchers from all over the world participate in our Congress. Their written conferences are then peer reviewed, and published if accepted.

The Congress has always taken place in Perugia, Italy, as the principal centre, but since a few years back it has been present as Seminars in the Universities of Salerno, Rome, and Padua.

Additionally, a second part of the Congress has been held in a few different countries from the Americas.

The Congress, as the Centro Studi, is non-profit. All the fees are used for the Congress’ organization.

 

CHAIRMAN
Romolo Santoni

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Claudia Avitabile
Beatriz Calvo Pontón
Antonino Colajanni
Davide Domenici
Piero Gorza
Rosa Maria Grillo
Alfredo López Austin
Giuseppe Orefici
Edmundo Antonio Peggion
María Lina Picconi
Cristina Victoria Pizzonia Barrionuevo

Mario Humberto Ruz Sosa
Romolo Santoni
Felice Scauso
Paola Sesia
Francisco Tovar Blanco
René Valdiviezo Sandoval
Luis Alberto Vargas

 

COORDINATOR OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL STAFF

Hélène D’Angelo, Maria Luisa De Filippo, Elsa López, Lady Saavedra (convegno@amerindiano.org)

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STAFF

Silvia Gola, Sonia Margaritelli, Clara Migotto, Mattia Petrini, Fabrizio Conte

 

PRESS
Hélène D’Angelo, Maria Luisa De Filippo

 

GRAPHIC
Lady Saavedra

The Congress, organized by Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano”, will be held in Perugia (Italy), from the 6th until the May 11th, 2021.

The organization reserves the right to extend the dates of the Congress for one or more days ahead of the published ones, and to appoint other places for it to be held besides Perugia.

The following side activities will also be held:

Salerno, May 12th-14th, 2021: Days of Hispanic-American literature

Padua, May 12th, 2021: Seminary America indigena e stati nazionali: temi e problemi;

Rome, May 12th,2021: Round Table Nuove prospettive sullo sciamanesimo nelle Americhe;

Mexico City, November 8th-11th, 2021.

 The official languages of the Congress are: French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and all Native American Languages.

 

PAPERS AND SESSIONS OF THE CONGRESS

The Congress will be organized in thematic sessions with specific topics and a non-thematic session.
In addition to the already confirmed sessions it is possible to propose new ones.
The proposals shall be submitted for examination at the Scientific Committee of the Congress; the acceptance will also depend on the availability of the posts.

Coordinators who have presented sessions in the previous edition may repeat the same session at that conference. It is also possible to propose new sessions, which will be examined by the Scientific Committee of the Conference. Acceptance of all sessions – whether current or new – will be subject to the advice of the Directing Council.

In order to propose a new session it is necessary to be member of the Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano”, be up-to-date with both the payment of the membership fee of 2019 and 2020 and should be sent before November 30th, 2019 via email to convegno@amerindiano.org:

– an abstract of the theme of the session (between 800 and 1200 characters including spaces);

– a complete curriculum of the coordinator/s;

– two letters of presentation of the coordinator/s written by internationally known Americanists or by a member of the XLIII Congress Scientific Committee.

Each scheduled session will include a number of 3 to 6 papers.
Papers must be unpublished and not previously presented in other conventions. Participants are required to personally present their works.

In the chance of restriction's persisting due to the pandemic problem, Centro Studi Americanistici will propose alternative solutions in order to allow the participation to the Congress.

Each speaker can present only one paper.

The maximum time allowed for each paper is of 20 minutes, unless told otherwise by the organization.

All the expenses for travel, accommodation and meals are held by the participants.

 

REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE TO THE CONGRESS

The attendance to the Congress is free. However, registration is required in order to present a paper, to receive the certificate of attendance and the Proceedings.

The deadline for registration to the Congress as speakers is January 31st, 2021.

Registration must be done by sending the relevant formclick on the "Registration" tab at the top ) which will be present on this site starting from 15 December 2020, together with the list of accepted sessions ( click on the "Sessions" tab at the top ).

The form will be valid only if it is complete of all the required data, with an abstract of minimum 400 and maximum 800 characters (including spaces) and a curriculum vitae as attachments; a self-certification of residence, a copy of the identity document.

The form will be sent at the same time to the coordinator of the session where the paper will be presented and to the organizational staff of the Congress. If the coordinator thinks necessary, he/she can ask for further documentation.

The registration to the Congress is not automatic, but subjected to the coordinator’s acceptance. From February 1st to 7th, 2021 the coordinator will have to communicate whoever has sent a paper proposal if it was accepted or not.

When accepted the speaker must proceed to the payment of the registration fee withinsince the acceptance in order to be inserted in the program. After the payment is done, please, communicate to the organizational staff of the Congress (convegno@amerindiano.org) the deposit information, together with the indication of the invoice's holder (private or company).

In case of impossibility to participate to the congress, 50% of registration fee will be reimbursed to those who will communicate the Congress Secretariat by March 1st, 2021. After that date, the fee will not be refunded.

The program's draft will be send to participants within March 15st, 2021.

The registration fee for speakers is of EUR 150.00.

In case of a work presented by two or more co-authors, the first author of the intervention pays the full fee.

The other authors may choose between two options to enroll:

– co-author who participates personally in the Congress and social events. He/She pays the fee of  90.00 EUR

– co-author who doesn’t participate personally in the Congress. He/She pays a fee of 45.00 EUR.

In both cases the co-authors are requested to complete the registration form.

Speakers who were members of the Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano”  for the years 2020 and 2021– up-to- date with the payment of the membership fee – will have a 50% discount.

The scholars, associates of the Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano”, can propose works of their students. If the coordinator of the session in which the work is presented accepts the proposal, the student will be able to sign up for the conference by paying only 50% of the fee.

Participants to the Organizational Secretariat are exempted from paying the membership fee as speaker.

To participate in the Organizational Secretariat you must apply for the Coordination of the Conference (convegno@amerindiano.org) and guarantee the presence throughout the Conference. Acceptance of the application will be subject to acceptance of the Organizing Secretariat Coordination.

The registration fee to the Congress for non-speakers is EUR 20.00 in order to receive the certificate of attendance.

The membership fee for the Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano” for 2020 and 2021 is EUR 70.00 for each year.

Registration fees should be paid, by direct deposit, to the account entitled to Centro Studi Americanistici Circolo Amerindiano, UniCredit, Perugia Cacciatori delle Alpi Agency:

 

International coordinates:

IBAN IT 42 A 02008 03033 000029489801

BIC/SWIFT code: UNCRITM1J03

Address: Via Mario Angeloni, 76  cap. 06126 – Perugia

 

ATTENTION: in case of bank payment any charges should be integrated upon arrival registration in Perugia.

As an alternative, only for those who live outside Italy can pay by Paypal.

It is mandatory to indicate the name and surname of the speaker who participates in the XLIII Congress, especially if the payment is made by someone else.

 

ATTENDANCE TO THE SIDE ACTIVITIES

To receive information regarding the Days of Hispanic-American Literature (Salerno, 12th-14th May, 2021) please contact Prof. Rosa Maria Grillo (grillovov@tiscali.it)

To receive information about the Seminar of Padua, the Round Table of Rome, the Ethnomusic Day in Cordoba and the Americanistic Days in Mexico City, please contact the organizational staff of the Congress (convegno@amerindiano.org).

 

PUBLICATION

Those who have personally presented the speech during the work of the Conference can submit said works in writing for publication on Thule, rivista italiana di studi amercanistici, after the approval of the text by the session’s coordinator and by two external referees.

Penalty of exclusion, papers submitted for publication will have to fulfill the typographical guidelines of Thule which will be provided by email from the Editorial Staff and they should be sent to the session’s coordinators no later than June 30th, 2021.

We remind you that Thule provides the double-blind referees.

The article’s title should be the same as it was published in the program and in the same language.

The written text can present small changes to the presented abstract, that will not change the presented work’s substance, and these have to be authorized by the coordinator.

The lecture must be totally inedited before its publication in Thule yet, after the previously mentioned date, it can be published also elsewhere, citing the volume of Thule that will contain it.

The written text can present small changes that will not change the presented work’s substance, and these have to be authorized by the coordinator.

The written that do not comply with the aforementioned rules will be excluded from publication.

The Thule’s volume will be available to read online in a specific area on webpage www.amerindiano.org

In addition, the copy will be available for public purchase as an e-book and in print.

 

PROGRAM

The final program of the Conference will be published with the schedule of works by April 1st, 2021 and can be consulted by clicking on the appropriate tab at the top.

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The speakers will be able to book the hotel accommodation by consulting the list of affiliated hotels and relative prices, which will be available on the website www.amerindiano.org from March 15th, 2021.

1) DISCORSE ON METHOD
ROMOLO SANTONI (CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO”) romololmeca@hotmail.com
The title of the speech is an evident homage to the great work of René Descartes, to underline the great debt the occidental science incurred with him. American studies have always stand out from other studies for their inclination to interdisciplinarity and, on the other hand, for their need to be seen by a multi and interdisciplinary perspective. This aspect let us open researches to other fields, but also create serious problems about how to treat data.
These melting-pots are both bearers of useful meetings, exchanges and debates, and on the other hand also bearers of dangerous theoretical balancing acts (and in some cases with a consequence in practice), in in fields in which multidisciplinarity element become essential and accuracy of method unravels in different perspectives.
An intense debate, for example, divides different research lines, which find in the applicative method the limit between them and their action range. Studying method, which represents the peculiar aspect of occidental philosophy from Cartesio up to now, become an essential aspect in the American studies more than in other fields. Therefore it seems necessary to propose a breathing space, a priori in the research field, in order to make evident perspective and methodological limitations.

 

2) INDIGENOUS AMAZONIA
PARIDE BOLLETTIN (PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ANTROPOLOGIA, UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA BAHIA, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, DURHAM UNIVERSITY) paride_bollettin@msn.com
 EDMUNDO ANTONIO PEGGION (UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTA “JÚLIO DE MESQUITA FILHO”, BRASIL) edmundopeggion@gmail.com
Amazonia contains inside its borders a multiplicity of societies. These societies present a variety of cosmological explanations, social organizations and ways of managing material life that make this region assume a privileged position for everyone interested in the confrontation with the complexity of the social, symbolic and other kind of constructions put in action in the everyday life of these different populations. The hundreds of original groups must also face the meeting with the societies of the national states inside of which the proper territory is situated. In this way, various situations of cultural meeting and strategies of response, emerge: we can find nearby populations resisting for five centuries the impact with a different non-indigenous world, others that only the last few years have to cope with that destabilizing shock, the so-called “risen communities” that rediscover and claim the proper cultural past and furthermore, those in “volunteer isolation” that still refuse to contact with the non-indigenous. In front of such a complexity of situations, this thematic session intends to present the works developed during fieldwork research, attempting to illustrate the actual situation of these groups.

 

3) INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: A TRANSNATIONAL DISCUSSION
MARIA LUISA DE FILIPPO, LADY SAAVEDRA, ELSA LÓPEZ (CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO”, ITALIA) convegno@amerindiano.org
This session aims to present an interdisciplinary discussion on the issue of the indigenous people rights.
The United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, approved on 2007, has as a principal target the respect of the self-determination. The commitment and the challenge in front of such statement consists on its application together with other measures with the same purpose, in the national Latin-American contests.
In what way the states-nations negotiate with these measures approved and signed from the majority of the Latin American countries? In what way the indigenous organizations demand the proper rights and the respect of the cultural differences in the sphere of the different national constitutions? Which are the principal conflicts?
Questions as the self-determination, diversity and cultural identity are the principal subjects that this session has to propose.

 

4) SIGNS, SYMBOLS AND DYNAMICS OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE INDIGENOUS TERRITORY
PIERO GORZA (INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS INDIGENAS, SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS CHIAPAS MÉXICO – CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO”, ITALIA) piero.gorza1@gmail.com
The crucial theme of this session is the territory as a place where memory is deposited and where the human being practices incisions as an exercise of power against the ephemeral character of human time. The construction of maps is by definition an open and interdisciplinary space: historical maps, political maps, cultural maps, symbolic maps, mental and linguistic maps. The categories of founding, relating oneself through a centre, institute, territorialize, name, orient oneself and remember, as those of desettlement, transit, growth and learning open the field to reflections about the cognitive and existential processes of individuals and of their collectivity. It is a crossroad session between centres and frontiers. Formally, the globalization is a process (or a series of processes) of worldwide interest, which includes a transformation within the organization of relations and social agreements in the space, to be assessed in connection with its achievement, its intensity, its speed, and its recoils. It generates transcontinental flows and nets of activities and interaction and the exercise of power. This work session basically advices to reflect upon the two basic meanings of the globalization, both theorically and by working in the field: the increase on the integration of the several world economy locations and the results of a considerable circulation of goods and people and communication systems based on multidirectional cultural flows. The thematic axis which will lead the debates are: the paradigm of the globalization, the transnationalization, the social security and the migration, the democracy, the multiculturality and the religion.

 

5) MIGRATIONS, CONNECTIONS AND NOMADISMS BETWEEN EUROPE AND AMERICA
THEA ROSSI (CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO” – UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI “G. D’ANNUNZIO” CHIETI-PESCARA, ITALIA) thearossi@yahoo.it
This session propose a reflection on movements and workflows, objects and human capital which distinguished the history of transatlantic connections between Europe and America. We propose to prefer three focuses, through a perspective which has the aim to promote a multidisciplinary dialogue. The first: dynamics and processes, both real and symbolic, which distinguished last century migratory phenomenon towards America, especially between the two World War, and at the same time the relative back migration movement, in particular during last thirty years, because of socio-political and economical connections. The second: connections with plait both contexts, which create a common patrimony, which is material and immaterial. In addition to goods and manufactured products, we will take in great consideration the creation of a common imaginary. The third: we will extend this reflection to nomadisms phenomena at the time of globalization: the constant stream of human resources, negotiation and contact between cultures, together with all possible new sort of integration which tend to combine local and global.

 

6) ETHNOMUSICOLOGY: SURVIVAL, CONTINUITY AND NEW CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE MUSIC AND TRADITIONAL DANCES IN AMERICA
MARÍA LINA PICCONI (CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO”) lina_455@yahoo.com
The task of ethnomusicology is answering to a series of questions that humanity has set itself in the course of history: who create the music? How is created? For whom? For what? With what purpose? Considering the significant lack of information about the world of traditional music, whose features range from the variety to the subtlety of musical expressions, I propose the opening of this session.
 In America musical or dances expressions still exist, whose roots extend as far as pre-Columbian era and they would be sourced from an ancient art with a forgotten meaning.
The advent of globalization has contributed to the birth of many of those primarily urban musical expressions that tend, as in other parts of the world, to standardize the local particularities. For this reason it is essential to the present record and investigate these expressions, lest we lose this memory with the development of the globalized world.

 

7) IMAGINARY AND MEMORY

PIERO GORZA (INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS INDIGENAS, SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS CHIAPAS MX – CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO”) piero.gorza1@gmail.com

This session has an interdisciplinary character and has the principal objective to present studies about the cultural diversities that have every form of representation as an expression.
We know that it is through the social and individual representations that we can localize the identitary formations, transformations and resemantizations that characteristically are polysemic and therefore polyphonic. For this reason, the interdisciplinarity is not an instrument of work but a theory that has as a finality to study the symbols: how they are perceived, conceived and represented.
We contemplate every type of cultural manifestations for the fact that we understand that cultural subjectivities are represented in literary, cinematographic and artistic forms, and that the studies of the cultural representations do not monopolise the disciplines for this finality.

 

8) TOPICS OF MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE AMERICAN CONTINENT
PAOLA MARIA SESIA (CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES Y ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES EN ANTROPOLOGÍA SOCIAL CIESAS UNIDAD PACÍFICO SUR) paolasesia@yahoo.com.mx
To construct a session dedicated to the medical anthropology in Latin America means to give voice to the multiple conceptions and practices around the concepts of health and sickness presented through a historical perspective that is aware of present and past. The hegemonic relationships that flow between biomedicine and the multiple responses of “local and traditional” health constitute an example of the most important fields of interest in this discipline. The objective of constituting a useful space for dialog and confrontation for the americanistic community that is committed in this field is assumed with the experience and the theoretical elaborations of the different traditions of this domain. Based on the experience made by this session in earlier editions of the International Americanistic Studies Congress, we want to favour the time of debate for the construction of common reflections that might have an operative outcome on the examined contexts.

 

9) PUBLIC POLICIES, INSTITUTIONS AND DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA
BEATRIZ CALVO PONTÓN (CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES Y ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES EN ANTROPOLOGÍA SOCIAL, MÉXICO) beatrizcalvo_mx@yahoo.com
The neoliberal model in Latin American countries has led to the withdrawal of the state from social responsibilities and functions, as well as the implementation of structural reforms that seek to ensure that companies are managed by the criteria of the free market.
We observe some consequences: reduction, privatization and rising expenses of public services in education and health, growing inequalities and poverty and strengthening of monopolies in key sectors of the economy and the media, which increasingly intervene in political processes and the design of public policies.
The redefinition of social policies has been oriented by focusing on the social groups under conditions of extreme poverty, but at the same time resources that enable progress towards universalizing social rights were reduced.
On the other hand, spaces were opened in which they were born autonomous institutions related to issues such as human rights, transparency and the contraloría social. In the civil society the number of organizations fighting for the democratization of institutions and improvement of social services has increased. The combination of these processes has changed substantially the image of the Latin American societies.

 

10) ELECTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA
RENÉ VALDIVIEZO SANDOVAL (UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA PUEBLA, MÉXICO) valdiviezorene@gmail.com
Our region has lived regularly, since the end of the dictatorships, electoral processes that allow to renew the authorities and popular representatives, generally in a pacific way. From a liberal (and neoliberal) optic, these processes are the expression of the existence of a democratic life in these nations. In a more critical perspective, the electoral processes are becoming more of a ritual used to maintain in power the political movements. Often they don’t represent the population, and they employ these processes in order to legitimize their permanence in power, sometimes by extra-legal mechanisms. This session seeks to generate discussion around the elections in Latin America in its three (or four) levels: on the political-electoral action (competition, results, conflicts, campaigns and relationship with other aspects of social life), on the electoral and political players (political parties, social groups and authorities), and on the conformation of the national/regional/local powers, over the electoral processes. Even though current studies are preferred, historical ones are also accepted.

 

11)  TIMES AND SPACES IN THE LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE MAELSTROM
ROSA MARIA GRILLO (UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO – CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO” DI SALERNO) grillovov@gmail.com
The con-fusion or distortion of spaces and times is at the heart of every Writing which in order to be creative does necessary need to detach itself from the conditions of linearity, coherence and consequentiality. Plus, it must ignore the rigid referentialities of the realia determining and governing the ordinary.

Generally speaking, one might affirm that in the literary and artistic canon of the Latin American Modernity these infractions have been very limited, seldom transgressing consciously the principles of verisimilitude and in most cases derived from perceptions of reality influenced by preconceptions of other cultures.

Nevertheless, when looking through all of the Latin American literature, some examples of such infractions or artifices can be found. The latter are related to both subjective perceptions of real situations- from the chronicles of the conquest to novels such as Los pasos perdidos by Alejo Carpentier of 1953- and to creations which consciously exploit the infraction of the dominant verisimilar element to build the core of their structure: Felisberto Hernández, Borges, Cortázar and the whole Postmodernist literary tradition.

de Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sab de Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Biografía de un cimarrón de Miguel Barnet.

 

12) ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE AMERICAS: BETWEEN MATERIAL CULTURE AND SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATIONS
MARÍA TERESA MUÑOZ ESPINOSA (DIRECCIÓN DE ESTUDIOS ARQUEOLÓGICOS, INAH) munoz7576@yahoo.com JOSÉ CARLOS CASTAÑEDA REYES (UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA METROPOLITANA-IZTAPALAPA, MÉXICO) mrwti@xanum.uam.mx
The ancient American cultures and civilizations, since their arrival to the Continent and up until the contact with the Europeans, took or produced the materials which fostered the great manifestations of thought, art or simple life throughout America’s rich history, from the Bering Strait until Tierra del Fuego.
This table is proposed as a meeting place in order to share the different experiences of archaeological investigation in the American continent, with a special focus in Mesoamerica, the Central Andes and the Amazon. In all America, the symbols associated to the religious and artistic iconography are features that archaeology recovers, compares and explains in order to understand our ancient history.
The academic dialogue established has as an objective to be a meeting place where the progress in the projects of archaeological investigation developed in different parts of the continent, or the new studies and interpretations based on plastic sources or written testimonies, among others, would be discussed. The proposal is to establish it as a periodical meeting where different aspects of the continent’s archaeology can be presented and discussed.

 

13) METHOD, DESIGN AND STYLE OF THE CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS SPACE IN LATIN AMERICA: SOCIAL EXPRESSION MATERIALIZED IN THE XX-XXI CENTURIES
MARÍA CRISTINA VALERDI NOCHEBUENA  (BENEMÉRITA UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE PUEBLA, MÉXICO) crvalerd@gmail.com
The religious social expression has manifested itself in the temple as a material space for the celebration of people gathered to perform a rite of worship and doctrine, which has undergone changes due to the cultural and religious significance that has been renewed and the application of guidelines represented in the way of building it and that are the reason for experiences that promote diversity of styles and spatial arrangements. Therefore, we invite to present contributions that show collective spaces that capture the languages ​​of the visible, the artistic and the folklore, and that present the historical, artistic and social manifestations through the study of the transformations that the Religious space has suffered in Latin America in the XX-XXI centuries; maintaining an inter and multidisciplinary perspective combining history, anthropology, architecture, arts and theology, offering a space for reflection to international specialists in the study of method, design and style as a social expression materialized in religious spaces.

 

14) EDIFIED HERITAGE: ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA
JOEL FRANCIS AUDEFROY (ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE INGENIERÍA Y ARQUITECTURA, IPN, MÉXICO)  takatitakite@gmail.com 
BERTHA NELLY CABRERA SÁNCHEZ (ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE INGENIERÍA Y ARQUITECTURA, IPN, MÉXICO) nema_67@yahoo.com.mx

Beginning from the “Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage” adopted by UNESCO in 1972, the universality of occidental thought system and values on this theme was declared. This recognition process of edified and natural heritage has some contradictions. When in 1964 the Venice Charter was written (“International Charter for the conservation and restoration of monuments and sites”), the theoretic and practical context was the conciliation of theoretical positions born in XIX century and grown in XX century. This session invites reflecting on:

  • conservation and restoration of traditional habitat in anthropological prospective in the present globalization context;
  • strategic protection of patrimonial and urban structure and appropriation from the people who live in;
  • conservation and architectural restoration of heritage in the face of the consumption of tourism industry;
  • real-estate market vs conservation of architectural heritage;
  • heritage at risk

Historical cities, architectural and urban heritage as notions expressed by occidental societies to meet their past: have they achieved their purpose? Or have they contributed to construct an identity, or rather are they a manifestation of humanist conservation project? From archaeological and historical monument for élites to the ancient areas modernization process for cultural tourism, a long way has been covered for the benefit of millions visitors, but with many conflicts and divergent tendencies in the American continent.

 

15) FEASTS IN LATIN AMERICA: CUSTOMS, CULTURAL HERITAGE, MODELS OF SPACE MANAGEMENT

DANIELA SALVUCCI (Libera Università di Bolzano, Italia) salvuccidana@gmail.com
TOBIAS BOOS (Libera Università di Bolzano, Italia) tobiboos@gmail.com

This session analyses the role of latin-american feasts, both in the relationship between different social-cultural entities of the city and its surroundings (areas, associations, municipalities, etc.) and in the creation of identities (ethnic, syncretic, mixed-race, regional, national, etc.).
A particular attention will be dedicated to customs (parades, games, representations, etc.), to spatial and temporal models (places with a new sense, occupied places, the public space that becomes private) of the feast. Process of feast’s inclusion in cultural heritage will be considered, highlighting the role of media and tourism. A possible hypothesis to start the discussion is that the festive heritage is an area of social, cultural and political negotiation. An other hypothesis is that feasts allow to create new, inclusive and plural identities, starting from the fusion of different urban and rural life forms. Empirical studies and theoretical reflections will be welcome, to develop intercultural comparisons of festive systems.

 

16) INDIGENOUS LIFE THROUGH THE DIFFERENT MEXICAN SOURCES
LUZ MARÍA MOHAR BETANCOURT (CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES Y ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES EN ANTROPOLOGÍA SOCIAL, MÉXICO) quecholli@gmail.com
This session wants to show the different typology of primary sources, as codex and manuscripts, which bring new information to Mexican history. We require to each speaker to show innovative research results, which examines in depth indigenous life, its changes and continuity elements since the conquest time. Topics as evangelization, belonging to the land and identity will be the one we are interested in developing and discussing, as also iconography studies about its transformation on different material supports will be central points of the session. We are interested in knowing the different techniques used in analyzing documents stored in libraries, archives and museums and so on, as in Mexico as in other places in the world.

 

17) THE EROTICISM BETWEEN HISTORY, LITERATURE AND ART IN THE AMERICAS

BERENIZE GALICIA ISASMENDI (BENEMÉRITA UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE PUEBLA) vincent_bere@hotmail.com
This session’s theme is fundamental as the lecturers will delve into different notions of the erotic in an American (continent) context, trying to understand it not only as an inherent aspect of what is physical and sexual (the pornographic, for the philosopher Byung-Chul Han) but, mostly, as one of the primordial ways which guide us through love and the daily evolution of the human psyche. Thus, the dialogue between literature, history, art, and the erotic will be focused on an aesthetical feature as in the capacity to think on our ability of loving and sexuality (the intimacy and imagination of what we are based on George Bataille’s Eroticism, 1989, ISBN-13: 978-8472230613). We propose a meditation on this subject, always necessary and prevalent, based on philosophy and aesthetics.

 

18) STATES, MINORITIES, CONFLICTS ADMINISTRATION PROCESSES AND VIOLENCE
ROBERTO KANT DE LIMA ( UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL FLUMINENSE / INEAC – INSTITUTO DE ESTUDOS COMPARADOS EM ADMINISTRAÇÃO DE CONFLITOS, BRASIL) rkantbr@gmail.com, FABIO MOTA ( UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL FLUMINENSE / INEAC – INSTITUTO DE ESTUDOS COMPARADOS EM ADMINISTRAÇÃO DE CONFLITOS, BRASIL) reismota@gmail.com 
This session will select papers which intend to discuss in the American context conflicts and violence which result from the relationships between the State and social minorities. We assume that the state role is critical either to produce or to administrate and to restrain social conflicts which result in many forms of violence. We intend to gather diverse analytical perspectives grounded in empirical research relates to the development and functioning of the rule of law, criminalization and criminal selectivity of social subjects, institutional and non-institutional process of conflict administration (adjudication, mediation, conciliation, resolution, suppression, etc), minorities’ requests for recognition of rights and the actors’ involved various moralities, values and senses of justice – legal sensibilities -, as well as ethnographical descriptions of these various processes. We intend to stimulate a plural discussion on many forms of violence which arise from the relationships between the State and civil society, particularly those which involve minorities in American territories, as well as to shed light upon these conflicts’ administration processes.

 

19) GENRE STUDIES: THEORETIC-METHODOLOGICAL TENDENCIES AND CHALLENGES IN THE FACE OF AMERICAN SOCIO-CULTURAL DIVERSITY
MARTHA ESTELA PÉREZ GARCÍA (UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MÉXICO) meperez@uacj.mx
The origins of genre studies are lied to feminist movement. This relation doesn’t represent only a form of socio-political action, but it also produces a scientific activity and new analytical views. Researching by genre prospective calls into question the neutral and andro-centric visions of the world, and, starting from the genre category as unit of analysis, we can explain the conditions of inequality, subordination, exclusion and discrimination in which women and men are living. For this reason we consider several factors that concern the subjects: age, ethnical origin, social class, religion, geographic localization, sexual orientation, etc. It’s important to analyse and discuss tendencies and challenges of genre studies to know their present state and the contribution that this analytic line gives in America. Themes of everyday life, labour market, health, education, sexuality, social and political participation, legal structure, environment, domestic and sexual violence are only some of the spheres that we study from the point of view of different disciplinary lines: cultural, anthropological, political, historical, economic, juridical, psychological, religious, of communication and education studies, etc.

 

20) COMPLEX SYSTEMS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH
CRISTINA PIZZONIA (UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA METROPOLITANA. UNIDAD XOCHIMILCO) pizzonia@hotmail.com, ÁNGEL JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ SALINAS (UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA METROPOLITANA. UNIDAD XOCHIMILCO) anuamtz@gmail.com

This session aims to explain the social dynamics from the perspective and formalisation of complex systems, to the extent that they allow the creation of a transdisciplinary and integrative theory of different knowledge; using methods that identify variables in configuration spaces that can be modelled. These models allow to clarify invisible interdependencies in the first instance, and allow the construction of new research hypotheses using Mathematics and Physics, aided by computational techniques. In this context, it is pertinent to discuss whether by formalising complexity it will identify different knowledge from what we would obtain with cause specifications and lineal effects; considering the possibility to reflect on how connexions can be found the complex systems of the American continent, so far absent, formalising, in this way, holistic thoughts. We propose in this session that the participants present researches based on the Sciences of Complexity, enriching this area of ​​research with their experiences.

 

21) THE METHODICAL STUDY OF TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS WRITING, DECADES AFTER ITS BEGINNINGS
RITA FERNÁNDEZ DÍAZ (JOAQUÍN GALARZA A. C., MÉXICO), ritafernandez88@yahoo.com.mx, MIGUEL ÁNGEL RECILLAS (INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES ANTROPOLÓGICAS, UNAM; ESCUELA NACIONAL DEANTROPOLOGÍA E HISTORIA, MÉXICO) mareg6@gmail.com

This session presents the results of the researches of traditional indigenous pictorial documents, known as codices, where there’s the need to establish with clarity the methods and methodology used as a tool for its study. The pictorial manuscripts are classified as indigenous, by their origin; popular, by their production process and reception; traditional, by their distribution; and historical, by their subject, structure and function.
The codices are conceived as writing, whose signification processes account for the communicative situations that are characteristic of the sociocultural group that produced them: interdisciplinary analysis becomes an imperative, seeking to work on a good part of its structure, function and significance, although not exhausting the textual possibilities.
We apply the Galarzian method, created by the scientist Joaquin Galarza; and different contributions of linguists who have worked with the Gremasian semiotics, which contributes to the Semiotics of Discourse, as we know it today.

 

22) THE TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE OF LATIN AMERICAN KITCHENS

LUIS ALBERTO VARGAS (INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES ANTROPOLÓGICAS, UNAM, MÉXICO) vargas.luisalberto@gmail.com

This following session aims to study the local and regional peculiarities of the resources, both tangible and intangible, employed during the centuries in Latin America to create its culinary specialities typical of every single different local reality.

Among the most known ideological talents, there is the inventiveness to set up culinary preparations, classification systems of foodstuffs, cultural representations of the food and finally their integration to ceremonies of any sort, some of which are even ritualized.

As far as material resources, we’ll find foodstuffs of any kind, tools and means helpful to produce, store, supply, prepare, serve and consume the food, beginning from the herbs harvested to the most exquisite restaurants.

It is our purpose to perpetuate a dialogue to better discover and eventually safeguard our culinary traditions in a globalized world that includes us more and more in the general homogenization.

 

23)NEW THEATRALITIES IN LATIN AMERICA: THE THEATER WITHIN CULTURE AND ITS LIMINALITIES

GUADALUPE ALVARADO DEL LA TORRE (UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO) guadalupe.alvarado.delatorre@uacm.edu.mx

The purpose of this exhibition is it to examine the theatricality preceding the theatre as a process of transformation able to organize different perspectives and as human condition since its mythological origin, all from an anthropological angle of the American context: “The theatricality of theatre as an apparatus of domination and social control related to a particular experience: modernity” [Geirola, 2000].

I point out the new theatricalities visualizing mentally the theatre in brand new territorialities or even as forms of deterritorialisation, shaped in line with the body and the space according to the current circumstances, namely a transgression of the ordinary by the act of creation.

We introduce the phenomenon of liminality merging from the fusion/tension of the ontological domains of the new theatrical event. [Dubatti, 2011].

We seek for the liminality of a theatre including multiples languages and several cross-sectoral phenomena of the Latin American art and culture, from different subjects having the capacity to transform into resistance and resilience.

 

24) AFFECTIVITY AND SUBJECTIVES FROM SOCIAL SCIENCES, NEW PERSPECTIVES IN AMERICANISTIC STUDIES

DIANA TAMARA MARTÍNEZ RUÍZ (ESCUELA NACIONAL DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES UNIDAD MORELIA) tamara_martinez@enesmorelia.unam.mx

Emotivity is one of the most intimate dimensions of human beings. However, generally speaking, it’s also one of the most marginalised subjects by social sciences.

The investigation of affections and emotions in their social aspect is fairly new so that it involves taking into account the social and cultural facets of sentiments; in other words, it means to investigate and examine the way we learn to feel and convey our emotions.

According to this belief it’s possible to associate the emotional dimension to the subjective sphere entering therefore a changeable and ambiguous domain of the being from which we begin to acknowledge that the process of knowing implies a complementary and dialectic relation between the dimensions that have been wrongfully divided and stigmatised as objective and subjective for a long while.

And thus, in this session we’ll attempt to enrich the debate about these themes which have been so far generally less discussed within the field of Americanism studies and eventually widen the vision of social sciences and humanities towards affections, in particular as part of the most important questions of Latin America.

 

25) NON-THEMATIC SESSION
CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO” convegno@amerindiano.org