from December 8, 2022 to December 9, 2022
Published on November 4, 2022 Updated on January 20, 2023

Ce que l’Amérique latine dit à l’Europe : circulations, imaginaires, regards (et fantasmes)

Venue: La Maison Internationale de la Recherche (MIR), Neuville-sur-Oise

International conference coordinated by David Copello, CY AGORA laboratory.

We often tend to think of Latin America as a periphery of the global space. The very idea of globalization is frequently equated with that of cultural "Americanization" (Tournès 2020). Understood as a "United States of America-nization", it is generally considered only as a circulation of ideas, models, knowledge, techniques or cultural objects from the North or the West to the South (Compagnon 2009). However, working on Latin America frequently leads us to encounter traces of it or to identify its influence in Europe. time of decolonisation onwards represents a major historical and anthropological turning point in the history of the generic notion of development and their emergence on the international scene, testifying to profound transformations at the economic level, of course, but also at the political, military, legal, social and cultural levels.
Politics, culture or knowledge: the objective of this conference is to study some of the diverse forms of Latin American presence in Europe and/or in the European gaze. The works discussed here will take these circulations as an object, analyzing their processes, forms and impact. But they can also take a more reflexive form, by questioning the status of European-based researchers interested in Latin America, their perceptions of this "dominated" position in their own field of study, and the strategies that have been or can be deployed to circumvent or even reverse it. In this perspective, proposed papers should be based on current or completed research, but may also rely on more embryonic reflections to feed collective discussions, especially on the methodological level.