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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 - Friday, 31 May 2013

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Latin America at a Crossroads: Between Globalisation & Regionalisation

The Latin America at a Crossroads Conference is being organised as an interdisciplinary event by scholars from the Schools of Sociology, Social Justice, Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy, Applied Social Science and Politics and International Relations in University College Dublin. While Latin America is assuming a new role in global geopolitics and its migrant population is reshaping the USA and Europe, the region is still represented as exotic, exiting at times dangerous: “For most Europeans and (US) Americans, Latin America is still little more than their underdeveloped sibling, its inhabitants pitching up on its shores or struggling across the Rio Grande into the USA. It's a place of exuberant music, mesmerising football, extravagant beauty, fantastic literature, drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare - in short, exotic, dangerous and exciting” (Guardiola-Rivera).

In this Conference, we are interested in challenging stereotypical ideas and representations of Latin America presented in the Global North. Latin America is a diverse region of many cultures, nationalities and identities. It is part of a complex and globalised world where interesting economic, political and cultural changes have been taking part.

Category: Conferences
Time: 09:00
Venue : University College Dublin, John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies
Contact: Ernesto Vasquez Del Aguila
Audience: All Welcome

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