XLVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICANISM

XLVI International Congress Of Americanism

organized by

Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano” Onlus

 

The congress was organized thanks to the contribution of
Direzione Generale Educazione, Ricerca e Istituti Culturali

XLVI 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 for many years it has taken place in seminar days at the Universities of Salerno and Padua, at the Italo Latino Americano Institute in Rome, in our Argentina branch in Cordoba (Argentina).

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

 

VICE-PRESIDENT
Carlo Mearilli

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Claudia Avitabile
Paride Bollettn

Beatriz Calvo Pontón
José Carlos Castañesa Reyes

Antonino Colajanni
Davide Domenici
Piero Gorza
Rosa Maria Grillo
María Teresa Muñoz Espinosa

Giuseppe Orefici
Edmundo Antonio Peggion
María Lina Picconi
Cristina Victoria Pizzonia Barrionuevo

Thea Rossi

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

Sara Belardinelli, Ravi Fabrini, Sonia Margaritelli, Francesca Márquez, Anna Marie Kolarov, Klara Kundelova, Igor Mosca, Clara Migotto, Massimiliano Santoni, Filippo Sabbatini.

 

PRESS
Hélène D’Angelo, Maria Luisa De Filippo

 

GRAPHIC
Lady Saavedra

 

WEB DESIGNER
Alessandro Palazzetti

The Congress, organized by Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano”, will be held in Perugia (Italy), from the 6th to the 11th of May, 2024.

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:

Padua, 13th May 2023: Seminary America indigena e stati nazionali: temi e problemi;

Salerno, 15th   to 17th May 2023: Days of Hispanic-American literature;

Cordova (Argentina) 18th May  2023: Ethnomusicology seminar;

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 2023 and 2024 membership fees and should be sent before the 15th of November 2023 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 XLVI 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 restrictions persisting due to the pandemic problem, Centro Studi Americanistici will propose alternative solutions in order to allow the participation of the Congress.

The reports can be presented either in person (in compliance with the anti-COVID 19 legislation) or virtually via Zoom.

The speakers at the time of registration must indicate in which way they will participate.

Each speaker can present only one paper.

The maximum time allowed for each paper is 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 31 January 2024.

In order to participate as a speaker to the Congress, applicants must fill the registration form which they will find in this site from 15 December 2023 together with the list of the accepted session.

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 subject to the coordinator’s acceptance. From 1 to 7 February 2024 the coordinator will have to communicate to 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 within since 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 in the congress, 50% of registration fee will be reimbursed to those who will communicate with the Congress Secretariat by 1st March 2024. After that date, the fee will not be refunded.

The program's draft will be sent to participants within 15 March 2024.

The registration fee for speakers is 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 2023 and 2024 –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 a 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 2023 and 2024 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 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 XLV 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, 15th   to 17th May 2023) please contact

  • Centro Studi Americanistici “Circolo Amerindiano di Salerno” (circoloamerindianosa@tiscali.it)
  • Carlo Mearilli (carlo.mearilli@libero.it)”
  • Rosa Maria Grillo (grillovov@gmail.com).

To receive information about the Seminar of Padua, 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 follow 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 30 June 2024.

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 unedited 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 writings 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 will be published on the website http://www.amerindiano.org with the scheduled works by 1st April 2024.

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 AMAZON AND SOUTH AMERICAN LOWLANDS

PARIDE BOLLETTIN (DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, MASARYK UNIVERSITY AND METRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO”) paride_bollettin@msn.com EDMUNDO ANTONIO PEGGION (UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTA “JÚLIO DE MESQUITA FILHO”, BRASIL) edmundopeggion@gmail.com

In the Amazon and the South American Lowlands, a multiplicity of indigenous peoples resides, each one with their own history, their social organization, their symbolic world, their ecosystem and their specificities. From people in “voluntary isolation” to people who have faced colonial invasion for more than five centuries, their struggles and resistance are proof of their vitality and power. These struggles currently assume innovative aspects of ontological and epistemological affirmation, projecting new ecological, territorial, academic and political demands. In this thematic session, we want to debate about and with the people of the Amazon and the South American Lowlands from a multiplicity of perspectives and experiences through which these people reaffirm their experiences and struggles. We intend for it to be a field of discussion that also includes a dialogue with the conceptual propositions elaborated by indigenous intellectuals.

 

3) INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: A TRANSNATIONAL DISCUSSION

MARIA LUISA DE FILIPPO, LADY SAAVEDRA, (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 in 2007, has as a principal target the respect of self-determination. The commitment and the challenge in front of such a statement consists of 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 by 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 such as self-determination, diversity and cultural identity are the principal subjects that this session has to propose.

 

4) 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 proposes 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 the 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 sorts of integration which tend to combine local and global.

 

5) ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND INTERCULTURALITY: 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

Ethnomusicology's task is to answer a series of questions that humanity has asked itself throughout history: Who creates music? How? For whom? Why? This session is proposed taking into account the lack of information about the traditional music world, whose characteristics range from the variety to the subtlety of musical expressions. There are still musical or dance expressions in America, whose roots would extend to pre-Columbian times and would come from an ancient art whose meaning would be forgotten. The globalization and new intercultural contributions have contributed to the birth of many of those mainly urban musical expressions that tend, as in other parts of the world, to standardize local particularism. For this reason, it is essential nowadays to record and investigate these expressions, so that memory is not lost with the development of the globalized world.igate these expressions, lest we lose this memory with the development of the globalized world.

 

6) IMAGINARY AND MEMORY

ELSA LÓPEZ (CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO”) convegno@amerindiano.org

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.

 

7) 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.

 

8) 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.

 

9) ELECTIONS AND PARTIES 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.

 

10)  THE THEATRAL TEXT BETWEEN LITERATURE AND THE STAGE

ROSA MARIA GRILLO (UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO – CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO” DI SALERNO) grillovov@gmail.com

The fall of normative barriers between literary genres has favored a notable fluidity between narrative and poetic literature and theatrical and cinematographic representation, stimulating a heated debate on the relationship between evocation/description/representation.The transition from one code to another naturally involves a complex operation of reading and interpretation, up to the intersemiotic translation which we are interested in analyzing here in its content and formal aspects. Another interesting aspect is certainly linked to the aesthetics of reception and the reader/spectator's waiting horizon.

 

11) LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS: FREE SESSION

ROSA MARIA GRILLO (UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO – CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO” DI SALERNO, ITALIA) grillovov@gmail.com

 

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) 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.

 

15) 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.

 

16) 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.

 

17) 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.

 

18) 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.

 

19) COMMUNICATION, MEDIA, AND AMERICAN STUDIES: TRANSDISCIPLINARY, INTERSECTIONAL, AND EMERGING PERSPECTIVES

BRUNA ALMEIDA PARONI (UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI URBINO “CARLO BO” / CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO”) bparoni@gmail.com

Recent technological innovations and social transformations have profoundly impacted communication in the diverse realities that make up the Americas today. The aim of this session is to explore the dynamic intersection of American studies, communication, and both new and traditional media. Through a transdisciplinary and intersectional lens, we will analyze the challenges that arise when considering the intersections of knowledges, language and language users, cultural and social representations, and communications in the Americas of both yesterday and today. The ultimate goal is to promote a deeper understanding of this dynamic, thus opening new perspectives for research in communication within the field of American studies. During the session, presentations are welcome that address topics in areas such as Internet Studies, Sociology of Communication and Communication Processes, Digital Activism, and, naturally, Journalism Studies, Political Communication, among others.

 

20) NON-THEMATIC SESSION

CENTRO STUDI AMERICANISTICI “CIRCOLO AMERINDIANO” convegno@amerindiano.org


The registration fee must be paid by bank transfer to the bank account in the name of Centro Studi Americanistici Circolo Amerindiano, at UniCredit, Agenzia Perugia via Mario Angeloni:

 

Coordinate bancarie:

IBAN IT 42 A 02008 03033 000029489801

Codice BIC / SWIFT: UNCRITM1J03

Indirizzo della banca:  Via Mario Angeloni 76 – 06124 Perugia

 

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