CALL FOR CHAPTERS: WHEN EAST IS NORTH AND SOUTH. EAST ASIA, LATIN  AMERICA, AND THE DECOLONIZATION OF TRANS-PACIFIC STUDIES  15 junio, 2020 

06/27/2020

Querida comunidad SOLCHA.
Desde el Grupo de Investigación STAND, lanzamos la llamada para
propuestas de capítulos a un libro en curso  WHEN EAST IS NORTH AND
SOUTH. EAST ASIA, LATIN AMERICA, AND THE DECOLONIZATION OF TRANS-PACIFIC
STUDIES. El plazo no es muy amplio pero todos los que se sientan
convocados por temáticas aquí esta la propuesta para seguir colaborando.

Un gusto seguir en contacto.
Antonio Ortega (STAND)

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: WHEN EAST IS NORTH AND SOUTH. EAST ASIA, LATIN
AMERICA, AND THE DECOLONIZATION OF TRANS-PACIFIC STUDIES
15 junio, 2020

Editors: Chiara Olivieri & Jordi Serrano-Muñoz

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020
Editors decision: July 30, 2020
Full Chapters Due: October 15, 2020

For the proposal, send an email to: oliv…@ugr.es and
jordi….@gmail.com containing:

Author Name and Affiliation
Chapter Title
Chapter Abstract (300-500 words)
Short bio (150 words)
Introduction:

In the last few years, a renewed interest for new approaches to East
Asian and Latin-American studies has led to a significant enrichment and
diversification of tools for understanding the different dimensions
—historiographical, literary, socio-political, environmental— that
condition the lives of the peoples who are geographically located in
these territories. These studies have traditionally been pregnant with
Eurocentric, Orientalist, and subalternizing narratives, both in their
epistemological tools and their knowledge-production logics. This new
generation of scholars is then faced with the challenge of “losing the
North” This motto entails, among other things, a commitment to
distancing from traditional academic constructions by both building on
and problematizing relatively recent transformative research
standpoints.

Objectives:

This project, which has the backing of a well-known publishing house,
tries to provide devices for the common construction of an inter- and
trans-disciplinary academic scenario that incorporates debates happening
across the Global South. It defends the relevance of working on the
establishment of epistemological bridges across the Pacific that can
finally leave behind the constraints of treating the experiences of
these regions merely as an “area studies” or a “peripheral” concern.
These categories, imposed as conceptual watertight compartments, have
systematically impeded a comparative approach that could bypass Western
epistemological hegemony and logics of knowledge production. Experiences
happening in Latin America and those happening in East Asia have been
bound to a narrow and estranging mechanism of alienation from each
other. The two shores of the Pacific have seldom been conceived as
speaking to each other despite their wide range of connections and acute
degree of interdependence. Migration flows, cultural exchange, trade, a
shared history of colonial oppression: there are a myriad of elements
tying each region to each other. This is not a new discovery, but a
common approach to understanding these experiences has been to address
them as region-locked paradigms. Their interpretation has unfortunately
more often than not relied on an epistemological toolbox based
exclusively on a Western-centric understanding of world phenomena and
international relationships. This book will attempt to build on
decolonial attempts of disassembling these conceptual and methodological
scaffolds by encouraging what we consider is an underdeveloped debate:
the Pacific as a space of exchange, mutual dialogue, and an arena for
decolonial comparative studies.

Problematizing categories themselves is one of the principal axes of
this book. We will analyze and re-signify the very definitions of “Latin
America”, “East Asia,” and the shared space in-between of
“Trans-Pacific”as well as regional, national, ethnic, religious, and
cultural borders. There is no denying that episodes of confrontation
resulting from extreme poverty, unemployment, environmental disasters,
and methods of predatory resource extraction constitute a systemic
threat. These sources of oppression range from religious fundamentalisms
to the imposition of states of exception, just like the one we are
currently experiencing across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
with its untamed and unknown long-lasting effects on civil rights and
liberties. Repression is, however, not horizontally distributed. While
the Global North and the nation-state establishment have been seen as
the carrier of “Western” and “modernizing” values, subaltern subjects
have been silenced, expelled to the unofficial and non-scientific field
of “memories.” Identity diversity represents, across the two shores of
the Pacific, an element that is worth dignifying and drawing attention
to.

Target Audience:

Due to the interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary nature of this book,
this call is open for contributions of scholars and researchers from
different backgrounds in the fields of History, Literature, Social
Sciences, and Migration Studies. Additionally, the editors welcome
contributions from scholars in relevant fields that include Human
Geography, Anthropology, Environmental Sciences, International
Relations, Arts, and Economy. Principally, the target audience can
acquire further insights on how to use new approaches in research,
academic fields, and analytical work.


Antonio Ortega Santos
Profesor Titular
Departamento Historia Contemporánea
Coordinador Programa Doctorado Historia y Artes
Instituto de Migraciones
Facultad Filosofía y Letras
Campus de Cartuja S/n 18071
Universidad de Granada

IP Proyecto: SISTEMAS AGROALIMENTARIOS Y PESQUEROS EN ANDALUCIA Y
MEXICO. EXPERIENCIAS DE DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO ANTE EL SIGLO XXI
Entidad Financiadora: Programa FEDER Junta de Andalucía
Duración (01/01/2020-31/12/2021)

Investigador Responsable HUM-952: STAND. SOUTH TRAINING ACTION NETWORK
OF DECOLONIALITY. Red de Estudios sobe Sostenibilidad, Patrimonio,
Participación, Paisaje y Territorio (Institución Asociada CLACSO)
Ejecutiva Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental
(SOLCHA)
Observatorio de Movilidades y Territorios Laboratorio de Investigaciones
Transfronterizas. El Colegio de la Frontera Sur-ECOSUR
Página Web Personal
https://standugr.com/antonio-ortega-santos/
http://www.standugr.com
https://granada.academia.edu/AOrtega
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Associate Professor
Department Contemporary History
Coordinator Program Doctorate History and Arts
Migration Institute
Faculty Philosophy and Letters
Campus de Cartuja S / n 18071
University of Granada

Researcher Responsible HUM-952: SOUTH TRAINING ACTION NETWORK OF
DECOLONIALITY. Research Network on Sustainability, Heritage,
Participation, Landscape and Territory
Http://www.standugr.com
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