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[xmca] FW: Alabama conference on Latino Issues, call for proposals

Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. South:

Immigration, Integration, and Identity


A Conference and Special Issue Call for Proposals


Deadline: November 15, 2009


Latino Studies, in cooperation with the University of Alabama, invites
proposals for a special issue on Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. South, with
a general focus on inter-ethnic/inter-racial relations.  The purpose of this
special issue is to explore and highlight the growing social, political and
cultural significance of Latinos in the region referred to as the Nuevo New


Successful proposal writers will be invited to submit article-length papers
and participate in a conference and workshop to be held at the University of
Alabama in Tuscaloosa, on February 19-20, 2010.


The aim of the proposed conference and special issue of the Journal is to
examine historical and contemporary issues related to the experiences of the
growing population of Latino/as in the Nuevo New South, and to explore the
changing nature of racial and ethnic relations in the region, from a broad
variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives.  In addition to
documenting the presence of Latino/as in the South, this conference aims to
address such questions as:


*                    To what extent is the growing presence of Latinas and
Latinos contributing to change the political, socio-economic and cultural
life in the U.S. South? 


*                    In what ways is the presence of Latinos and Latinas
impacting on traditional race relations and meaning(s) of race and blackness
in the South?


*                    How do Latina and Latino experiences in the Nuevo New
South compare to those in other regions of the U.S.?  Is such a comparison


*                    To what extent and in what ways have governments,
business leaders and other community sectors in the Nuevo South, embraced or
rejected the growing Latino populations at the local level?


The Conference:


Co-sponsored by the University of Alabama, Latino Studies, and John Jay
College (CUNY), this conference and workshop will bring together leading
scholars and community organizers in the US South.  It will take place at
the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  


Submission Deadline:


Please send proposals no longer than 5 pages by email attachment to Suzanne
Oboler, Editor, Latino Studies, at latstu@jjay.cuny.edu   The deadline for
submission is November 15, 2009.  

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