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Brazilian Identity and Globalization
Washington, DC, November 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS BRASA IV "Brazilian Identity and Globalization" November 12-15, 1997 Washington D.C. Washington Marriott Hotel
For the Fourth International Congress of BRASA, members have adopted the following norms for the presentation of papers: 1. Preference will be given to papers and panels that are on topic, although the thematic areas are broad enough encompass just about any interesting panel; 2. The Association has adopted a "working groups" system with the objective of democratizing the process of approving panels and papers; 3. Interdisciplinarity and multiplicity of universities is an important selection criterion. Panels should include, insofar as possible, professors from different disciplines, universities and countries. 4. The 90-minute sessions will be composed of the panel organizer and four presenters. Each presentation will consist of 10 double-spaced, typed pages (U.S. size; A4 or European/Brazilian size is limited to 8 pages), or fifteen minutes of material. The final 30 minutes are for discussion and questions; 5. Papers may be presented in English or Portuguese; 6. The Program Committee will favor proposals that include the aforementioned norms after judgement on the quality of each paper and panel; 7. Another discussion modality will be "Breakfast Discussion Groups," informal working breakfasts on different topics, including the four WGs listed below. Members interested in leading one of these groups should communicate with the Congress Coordinator, submitting the theme or topic of his/her table. BRASA will publish a list of these groups and the names of the respective discussion leaders so that members may sign up for available spaces. BRASA will attempt to subsidize the cost of these breakfasts, but there will probably be a participation fee. Procedures for the formation of working groups: 8. Those interested in participating in panels should contact WG coordinators. We recommend that members work with colleagues to present panels to the coordinators, not isolated papers. Isolated papers will be considered only after panels have been constituted; 9. Once panels are formed, the Coordinators will submit them to the Congress Coordinator, Dr. Ricardo Paiva, who will pass them on to the Program Committee; 10. The Program Committee and the Congress Coordinator will approve the panels; 11. The Congress Coordinator will inform WG coordinators of final approvals; 12. Dates: a. March 30-97 interested participants submit proposals to WG coordinators; b. April 15-97 WG coordinators submit panels to Congress Coordinator who passes them on to the Program Committee; c. May 15-97 The Program Committee approves the panels and communicates this to the Congress Coordinator. BRASA will then send out formal letters of acceptance to participants; 13. It is possible that several thematic sub groups will be generated by the four Working Groups as we collectively work toward representing the multiplicity of our intelectual interests. In this case the WG coordinators will create the necessary sub groups. Essentially any topic that any 4-12 members think is worth their collective effort may be subsumed into one of our four main working groups. Working Groups and their coordinators: (Each WG will be coordinated by three professors, one from Brazil, one from the U.S. or Canada and one from Europe. We shall communicate the names of the European coordinators as soon as possible.) 1. Political Economy: In the U.S. professor Steven Topik, UC Irvine; in Brazil Sergio Adorno of the University of São Paulo. 2. Politics and Social Movements: In the U.S. John D. French, Duke University; coordinator in Brazil is to be determined. 3. Culture and Ideology. In the U.S. Susan Quinlan, University of Georgia; in Brazil Luiz Roberto Velloso Cairo, UNESP-Assis. 4. Family, Gender, Demography. In the U.S. the coordinator is Peggy Sharpe, University of Illinois; in Brazil, contact professor Eni de Mesquita Samara, USP. Addresses of Working Group Coordinators: Steven Topik Dept. of History University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92717 USA E-mail: Sergio Adorno Rua Cayowea 524/144 05018-000 São Paulo, SP Brasil E-mail: Susan Quinlan Dept. of Romance Languages University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602 USA E-mail: John D. French History Department, Box 90719, Duke University Durham, NC 27708-0719 USA E-mail: Luiz Roberto Velloso Cairo Rua da Assamblía, 226 19800-000 Assis, SP Brasil +55-183-22-4064 (phone/fax) Eni de Mesquita Samara CEDHAL Universidade de São Paulo Caixa Postal 8105 05508-900 São Paulo, SP Brasil +55-11-818-3745 (phone) +55-11-815-5273 (fax) Peggy Sharpe Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA +1-217-244-8430 (FAX) E-mail: The General Coordinator of the Brasa IV Congress: Ricardo M. Paiva 3701 South George Mason Drive Falls Church, VA 22041 USA +1-703-998-7132/+1-703-998-8393 E-mail: