23 Oct 2009 - 24 Oct 2009All dayCRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

Description

 

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Convenor

Sarah Radcliffe (Reader in Latin American Geography, Cambridge)

PLEASE NOTE, REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

 

Conference summary

This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together researchers working on political actors and forms of representation in contemporary Latin America, in order examine how diverse actors (differentiated along lines of race, gender, form of organisation, and identity) are made present and visible in the region’s political institutions and political cultures. Moving beyond a representational analysis that focuses on either the visual/discursive as a discrete realm or the formal routes for (electoral) representation, the conference aims to establish a framework for analysis that documents the specific geographical and symbolic sites within which subjects are present or presented, and an analysis of the places where presence is permitted, acknowledged or even celebrated. Such a framework rests upon an understanding of the embodied, situated and performative dimensions of political presence, and the grid of legibility through which subjects’ presence is established, marked and reproduced.
 

Delegate notice

Conference delegates can find information about accommodation in Cambridge at the following URLs:
http://www.visitcambridge.org/index.php
http://www.cambridgerooms.co.uk/
NB. CRASSH is not able to help with the booking of delegate accommodation.
 

Conference sponsors

The conference convenor would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the following sponsors:

The Joint Initiative for the Study of Latin America & the Cariibbean (JISLAC)
The Centre of Latin American Studies, The University of Cambridge

Administrative help: Samuel Mather (Conference Programme Manager, CRASSH)

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk