CFP: Special Issue for Tapuya “Ends in Other Terms: Uncommoning Extinction”

Deadline extension for abstracts. New date: January 15, 2021

Special Issue for Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society – Call for Papers

Ends in Other Terms: Uncommoning Extinction

Editors: Manuel Tironi, P. Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) / Marcelo González Gálvez, P .Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) / Marisol de la Cadena, UC Davis (USA)

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Extinction is around the corner. And not any extinction, but that of the human. ‘We’, as biological inhabitants of the Earth, face the real and concrete possibility of disappearance. Indeed, after decades of anthropogenic aggression to soils, airs, rocks, and waters, after having exhausted resources and exploited ecosystems, after having pushed and stressed all planetary boundaries, finitude is not anymore a scatological horizon for our species, but a present-future ready to be actualized—and to be acted upon. New imperatives arise. There’s no time for contemplation nor speculation. Our house is on fire. We are summoned to intervene and change, and fast. Now, always now, before it’s too late (Colebrook 2016).

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CFC: HANDBOOK ON THE CIRCULATION OF ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE

Deadline: March 21, 2020

Call for contributions

Decades of historical and sociological research have taught us some simple lessons: academic knowledge is a human artifact, it results from social and collective practices, and it is always produced in a specific place and at a particular time. Understanding and explaining the circulation of academic knowledge therefore has to pay careful attention to communication processes, in the broad sense of the term.

Although the study of the circulation of scholars, books, theories and concepts is not new, in the 1990s social scientists became interested in studying the circulation of data, practices, images, technologies, discourses and values, to the extent that the word ‘circulation’ has become a catchword for all kinds of transfers. How and why does knowledge circulate? How can we objectify the fact that knowledge circulates? How does the legitimacy of knowledge change when it circulates? Who has and who does not have access to it, and how does access shape circulation? These are major questions that guide our understanding of the cultural and political nature of science, social sciences and technology. It is this understanding that has been useful for cutting across regional and disciplinary boundaries. However, circulation is undertheorized in almost all disciplines, although empirical efforts have been made to describe and explain specific cases of circulation and, less frequently, some comparisons have been attempted. A systematic approach to the many theoretical, methodological and disciplinary ways of understanding circulation is still missing. This handbook aims to fill the gap. It will
explicitly focus on academic knowledge, its historicity and also on the ways in which it relates to other spaces, actors and types of knowledge.

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CFP: Revista nuestrAmérica – El desarrollo al desnudo, criticas, experiencias y alternativas

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Convocatoria Dossier Volumen 8, número 16 (julio-diciembre 2020)

Estamos, ante el inicio de una nueva era, los años 20’s de un nuevo siglo, una transición hacia energías sustentables, una era caracterizada por las transformaciones tanto sociales, tecnológicas, medioambientales, etc. estos cambios a su vez, definen y dan forma a las estructuras dominantes de organización de la sociedad y su producción, así como la globalización de prácticas y discursos, produciendo nuevas maneras de pensar y solucionarlos problemas del mundo y por ende analizar nuestra sociedad. En este sentido, el desarrollo como discurso, estrategia y proceso ha sido clave en la transición hacia esta nueva era; sin embargo en los últimos años desde las teoría social hasta las instituciones internacionales, han impulsado y propagado una serie de discursos en mostrarnos el camino al desarrollo, un desarrollo desde “arriba” donde han intentado cooptar y neutralizar conceptos claves como participación, genero, sustentabilidad, empoderamiento, inclusión, democracia; en orden de impulsar y redirigir la idea hacia el mercado y alinearlo a la agenda institucional neoliberal.

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CFP: Revista Iberoamericana de Docentes

Uno de los componentes más desarrollados en nuestros espacios web es el de CTS. tenemos la suerte de haber compartido artículos de académicos del nivel de José Antonio Acevedo y otrso muchos investigadores. Ello nos ha motivado a dedicar el segundo número de la revista al tema Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad.

Los estudios sociales de la ciencia y la tecnología, o estudios sobre ciencia, tecnología y sociedad (CTS), constituyen un campo de trabajo en los ámbitos de la investigación académica, la educación y la política pública.

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