CfP: A Horizon of (im)possibilities/Brazil - Deadline 27 December

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Call for Papers
December 27, 2018
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Geography, Human Rights, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Social Sciences
A Horizon of (Im)possibilities: Reflecting on the Social Implications of Recent Political Upheaval in Brazil
22 Feb 2019 |  ILAS, London

With crucial political events occurring at a dramatic pace, the political landscape in Brazil has shifted rapidly, confronted with realities considered unimaginable only a few of years earlier.  Acknowledging that the recent presidential elections are but the end result, or culmination, of a series of social and political changes that have been taking place over several years, this conference invites researchers to consider and critically reflect on contemporary political events and their social implications.

What may have motivated citizens to opt for far-right political alternatives in the Brazilian context? What is the role of mobile social media in influencing voting behaviour? How do groups, such as ‘ethnic’, religious, gender and sexual minorities, deal with growing hostility against them and threats against constitutionally guaranteed rights? 

This is an inter-disciplinary event and papers are invited from a wide variety of disciplines and practice areas. Proposals of no more than 350 words, along with a short bio, should be submitted to by 27 Dec 2018.

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