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ASAI Conference 2016

Call for papers

IV ASAI Conference Ebullient Africa : Conflict, Modernity, Religion.
Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania, 22-24 September 2016.

Paper proposals must be sent by e-mail to by 22 May 2016, following this format and indicating the panel selected.
Proposals must be accompanied by a title, an abstract of max 350 words, and a profile of the panellist which should not exceed 300 characters (excl. spaces).

- Africa in the age of terror : Conflicts, transnationalism and global jihad
- Ai margini della città coloniale / On the margins of the colonial town
- Burundi 2015 : Repression and contestation between internal and external dynamics
- Conflitti, modernità e religioni : nuove estetiche e nuove pratiche nel cinema e nei nuovi media in Africa
- Contemporary ethnography of African deserts
- Culture urbane nelle metropoli africane / Urban cultures in African metropolis
- Democratization and conflict in Africa
- Gender, mobility and (inter)subjectivity
- Governo, mobilitazione sociale e contestazione politica in Africa / Government, social mobilisation and political contestation in Africa
- Idiomi della “stregoneria” e del “feticismo” : sofferenze ordinarie e conflitti interpersonali in Africa e tra la diaspora. / Les idiomes de la “sorcellerie” et du “fétichisme” : souffrances ordinaires et conflits interpersonnels en Afrique et dans la diaspora / The idioms of “witchcraft” and “fetishism” : Ordinary suffering, interpersonal conflicts in Africa and among the diaspora
- Il pentecostalismo in Africa. Il linguaggio religioso tra neoliberismo, conflitti e nuove diseguaglianze / Pentecostalism in Africa. Religious language between neoliberal economy, conflict and new inequality
- Indigenous knowledge and the post-2015 sustainable development goals in Africa
- Instabilité politique et groupes armés / Political instability and armed groupes
- La mia Africa. Méthodologie et réflexivité dans l’interprétation des conflits politiques et sociaux en Afrique du Nord et au Sahara (1954-2016) / La mia Africa (Afríca mía). Methodology and reflexivity in the interpretation of political and social conflicts in North Africa and Sahara (1954-2016)
- L’islam pluriel en Afrique du Nord : l’ibadisme berbère
- “Luoghi” e mediazioni dei conflitti politico-istituzionali in Africa subsahariana / “Places” and mediations of political and institutional conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Mapping the moral city in Africa
- Mobilità-stabilizzazione. Rappresentazioni congolesi e dinamiche sociali, in Congo e nello spazio globale
- Morocco and Spain’s borderline : Identity encounters, cultural (dis)encounters
- New forms of political expressions : Mapping the approaches to the art of the protest in the Mena region
- Politiche della diaspora e forme diasporiche della politica / Politics of diaspora and diasporic forms of politics
- Reproducing society/producing history. Returning to reflect on African youth
- Riformismo islamico e nazionalismo in Nord Africa tra le due guerre : la stampa e il dibattito
- Social media, violence and migration in Somalia and the Horn of Africa
- The causes and consequences of changing labour relations in African societies
- The rise of the modern State in North Africa : Central authorities versus polycentric societies

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