SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ON STAGE - CALL FOR PAPERS

22 January, 2019 by Gilberto Icle | 0 comments

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ON STAGE - CALL FOR PAPERS

The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies, an open access journal that does not charge any submission or publication fees is accepting until March 15, 2019 submissions of papers

Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ON STAGE CALL FOR PAPERS The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença], an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that does not charge any submission or publication fees is accepting until March 15, 2019 submissions of original papers within the scope of the general topic SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ON STAGE. Social movements are responsible for several social transformations around the world. From the struggle for workers’, civil and human rights, to the feminist, LGBTQ+ and diverse minorities movements, and to the diverse forms of contemporary collective actions, they have been responsible for productive tensions in the social fabric. Such tensions are intensified or dispersed in social movement organizations. Performance (in a broad sense) has a major role in all movements, since the centrality of the body, political struggle, intervention, and all forms of assigning visibility to the issues that afflict a certain social group are accompanying characteristics of social movements and the performative practices. In this way, social movements make use of marches, dramatizations, squatting, rituals, happenings, interventions, in addition to other performative and performance forms. One example is the renowned march of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina during the dictatorship, designed to publicly acknowledge the children ‘disappeared’ by the military regime. However, this use of performance and even of the body cannot be considered merely as a tool, but as the process of struggle itself. Consequently, it is not possible to split social movements and performance. No field of knowledge can claim the study and follow-up of the Social Movements as its own. The approach is necessarily inter- and transdisciplinary. Topics like Education, Body, social and/or political transformations, gender, ethnic, and environmental issues, struggles for space (understanding the distinct forms of organization, like the landless and homeless movements, the struggles of the indigenous and quilombola people, feminist groups and of the advocacy of the rights of trans and/or LGBTQ+ people, among others) are within this scope. Furthermore, social movements have acquired, in the contemporary world, a role that exceeds participation. They are “on stage”. They are the body of the struggle itself, they are the locus of activist political organization and strategy for those who act in it, also being a reference for the struggles that happen there. To foster the problematization on performance, social movements and their relations with distinct fields (study, knowledge, approach, research, militancy etc.), the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies seeks to provide an opportunity to explore the topic from different perspectives. The authors may develop theoretical essays or papers resulting from empirical and/or historical research related to one or more of the following topics: • Performance and Social Movements • Social Movements, Education and Performance • Performance, interdisciplinarity and Social Movements • Social Movements and dramaturgy • Social Movements and policies of the stage • Social Movements in the contemporary scene • Training, performance and learning in Social Movements • Performative practices and Social Movements • Subjectivities, identities and Social Movements on stage • Performance, civil rights and Social Movements • Performance, Social Movements and minority groups • Social Movements, race and identitarian performances • Performativity, Social Movements, gender and feminism • Performance, Social Movements and the struggle for land • Performance, Social Movements and pedagogies • Performance, Social Movements, body and dance • Theatre, dance, scene and Social Movements • History, performance and Social Movements • Aesthetics and performance of Social Movements • Performative practices of political struggles and militancy The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies accepts articles on research conceptually linked to the fields of performance, theater, dance and other similar fields, paying special attention to those using images and videos to develop their reflections. It also accepts articles from interdisciplinary and related fields, which are in dialogue with the concerns of Presence. Submissions should conform to the journal's standards and be posted directly into our submission system, where they will go through our general evaluation process. In order to submit a paper for this call, it is essential to select the proper section (Social Movements on Stage). We remind you that the journal does not charge for submission or publication and uses the double-blind peer-review system. The text can be sent in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French and will be published in two languages. Authors who send texts in Portuguese and Spanish (and those who are Portuguese speaking) will be asked to send a translation in English. The journal will provide the translation to Portuguese of those papers sent in English or French whose authors are native in these languages. Additional information can be found in our website, www.seer.ufrgs.br/presenca; our guidelines can be found in “Author Guidelines”.

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