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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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