[URBANTH-L]CFP: 4th International Conference on Education, Labor and Emancipation (Bahia, Brazil)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Sun Feb 15 18:35:47 EST 2009

From: Rossatto, Cesar A." <crossatto at utep.edu>

Dear Colleagues, 

 You are cordially invited to attend the:

Forth International Conference on Education, Labor and Emancipation

This year's Theme: Manifesto for New Social Movements: Equity, Access, and

It will be help in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil on June 16th - 19th   2009.


A brief description follows:

Scholars, teachers, students and activists from various fields and countries
will convene in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil) to compare theoretical
perspectives, share pedagogical experiences, and work toward developing a
global movement for social justice in and through education. We invite
proposals from the following perspectives: indigenous, feminist,
postcolonial, Marxist/neomarxist, queer theory, critiques of
neoliberalism/globalization, CRT, liberation theology, anthropology,
comparative/international education, etc. Visit our website for more
information. http://academics.utep.edu/confele


We appreciate if you can forward this invitation to others who may be


Please do send in your proposals, here are the guidelines:



We are currently witnessing the emergence of a new context for education,
labor, and emancipatory social movements. Global flows of people, capital,
and energy increasingly define the world we live in. The multinational
corporation, with its pursuit of ever-cheaper sources of labor and materials
and its disregard for human life, is replacing the nation-state as the
dominant form of economic organization. Faced with intensifying
environmental pressures and depletion of essential resources, economic
elites have responded with increased militarism and restriction of civil

At the same time, masses of displaced workers, peasants, and indigenous
peoples are situating their struggles in a global context. Labor activists
can no longer ignore the concomitant struggles of Indigenous peoples,
African diasporic populations, other marginalized ethnic groups, immigrants,
women, GLBT people, children and youth. Concern for democracy and human
rights is moving in from the margins to challenge capitalist priorities of
"efficiency" and exploitation. In some places, the representatives of
popular movements are actually taking the reins of state power. Everywhere
we look, new progressive movements are emerging to bridge national
identities and boundaries, in solidarity with transnational class, gender,
and ethnic struggles.

At this juncture, educators have a key role to play. The ideology of market
competition has become more entrenched in schools, even as opportunities for
skilled employment diminish. We must rethink the relationship between
schooling and the labor market, developing transnational pedagogies that
draw upon the myriad social struggles shaping students' lives and
communities. Critical educators need to connect with other social movements
to put a radically democratic agenda, based on principles of equity, access,
and emancipation, at the center of a transnational pedagogical praxis.

Distinguished scholars from numerous fields and various countries will
convene in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil) to compare and contribute to theoretical
perspectives, share pedagogical experiences, and work toward developing a
global movement of enlightening activism. Issues related to education,
labor, and emancipation will be addressed from a range of theoretical
perspectives, including but not limited to the following:

*     Critical Pedagogy

*    Critical Race Theory

*    Postcolonial Studies

*    Marxist and Neo-Marxist Perspectives

*    Social Constructivism

*    Comparative/International Education

*    Postmodernism 

*    Indigenous Perspectives

*    Feminist Theory

*    Queer Theory 

*    Poststructuralism

*    Critical Environmental Studies

*    Critiques of Globalization and Neoliberalism

*    Liberation Theology

Proposals may be offered as panel presentations or individual papers. Please
indicate type of proposal with the submission.

Individual paper proposals should contain a cover sheet with the paper
title, contact information (e-mail, address, telephone number, and
affiliation), a brief bio, for each presenter, and an abstract of no more
than 250 words (not including references). Please indicate whether you will
present in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Presenters who wish to present in
Portuguese should nevertheless include an English or Spanish translation of
the abstract with their submission.

Panel proposals must include a cover sheet with the panel title and
organizers' contact information (e-mail, address, telephone number,
affiliation), as well as an abstract of the overall panel theme (no more
than 400 words, not including references) and abstracts/bios for each paper
included in the panel. Please indicate whether panel members will present in
Portuguese, Spanish or English. Proposals submitted in Portuguese should
include translations (either English or Spanish) of the panel theme with
each individual abstract.

Please submit proposals by E-mail only to: confele at utep.edu
<mailto:confele at utep.edu> . THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS March 1st, 2009.
Proposals must be accompanied by your conference registration in order to be

Following the tradition of the last three conferences, a book will be
produced                                          comprising the most
engaging papers from CONFELE 2009, as selected by an editorial board.
Presenters wishing to be considered for this volume should submit full
papers (in APA style) for review by August 1st, 2009.





César Augusto Rossatto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Critical Pedagogy & Multiculturalism and Social Justice
The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Education, Room #812
El Paso, TX 79968-0574
(915) 747-5253


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