A call for contributions to "Projections of Power in the Americas"
We hereby invite historians, political scientists and other scholars with an interest in the study of the Americas to propose contributions to an international, inter-university publication project entitled "Projections of Power in the Americas." The project has been initiated by the Center for the Study of the Americas at the Copenhagen Business School, and the primary purpose is to investigate the ways in which power or the discourse of power is represented in or projected onto society (or segments of society) in the Americas. The project is envisaged to involve discussions of the framing of political discourses, symbolic representations of presidential power, iconography, the struggle over collective memories and the counter-strategies involved in notions of empowerment. The following sections - each of which is expected to include chapters on North America as well as Latin America - have been suggested so far:
1. The Visualization of Power
(currently, this section includes contributions on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. and portraits of American business celebrity).
2. The Institutionalization of Power
(This section currently includes contributions on Transnational Practices in the Mexican-US Border Region, as well as the influence of international institutions in shaping ideals of youth in Latin America).
3. The Power of Symbols
(This section currently includes three contributions - on "principal discursive resources used in the symbolic projection of the ‘national-revolutionary’ power in contemporary Cuba," on the conservative "commemoration crusade" for Ronald Reagan in the United States, and on "The Power of Powerlessness: The Symbolic Presence of Haiti in the American Imagination.
4. Power and Empowerment
(This section currently includes a contribution on the colonial past in Canada, focusing on imperial policy towards the indigenous people as well as the counterstrategies developed by some Indian leaders; implications for the present.
For more information on the project, please contact Professor Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, Center for the Study of the Americas at Copenhagen Business School, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for the Study of the Americas
Copenhagen Business School
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+45 38153845 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.cbs.dk/csa
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