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Subject: [BRC-ANN] Blackness in a Globalized World
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Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 23:10:29 -0500 (EST)

Dialogues on the Diaspora: Blackness in a globalized world

Black Radical Congress, 31 October 2001


June 17–21, 2002


The ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ANTHROPOLOGISTS invites scholars and activists from the U.S., Canada, Africa, Europe, South and Central America, the Caribbean and other regions around the globe to the second interdisciplinary conference on African Diasporan issues in the 21st century. We invite organized panels and individual papers on a wide range of topics including (but not limited to): the changing meanings of race in the African Diaspora; Afro-Latin culture and politics; the intersection of local and global issues in the Diaspora; artistic expression; religious and spiritual practices; the impact of globalization on economic conditions throughout the Diaspora; the complex intersection of race and gender; the politics of African Diasporan Studies; as well as historical and theoretical explorations of the significance of Africa and its Diaspora in the world today.

The conference will feature a plenary session on Afro-Panamanian Culture with a specific focus on the politics of race and class in contemporary Panama. The conference will also include a trip to Portobelo, a community of rich Afro-Panamanian heritage.

Abstracts of 200 words must be submitted in both hardcopy and disk forms (MS Word). Please include name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses and professional affiliation. Deadline: February 15, 2002

Mail to:

Cheryl Rodriguez, Associate Professor
Africana Studies Department FAO 173
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida 33620-8100