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For the Brill’s Critical Latin America Series.

When: Sunday, July 5, 2020
Where: United States

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Call for Full chapters. Edited book Imagining Latinidad: Digital Diasporas and Public Engagement Among Latin American Migrants. For the Brill’s Critical Latin America Series.

David Dalton (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and David Ramírez Plascencia (University of Guadalajara) invite to send Full chapters for the edited collection Digital Diasporas and Public Engagement in the Americas, which will be submitted to Brill’s Series, Critical Latin America. The series editors have already accepted the project, we are looking for additional works to complete the volume. Chapters far beyond the US-Mexico sphere are particularly welcome.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to send us a 250-words proposal ASP to the following addresses: and

a) The deadline to submit the full chapter is July 05, 2020.


This volume interrogates the intersection of digital diasporas to studies on public engagement and social activism, particularly how social platforms and mobile applications enable the creation of virtual communities of Latin American migrants living abroad. Thanks to spaces of socialization like Facebook closed groups, Bulletin Board System (BBS), and WhatsApp groups among others, Latin Americans are able to stay in contact with the culture that they left behind. Members of these groups share information related to their homeland through discussions of food, music, celebrations and other cultural elements. Of course, these groups also discuss news and data related to the political, social, and economic situations of both their host country and their home countries. This everyday interchange encourages cohesion and solidarity, and it strengthens the feelings of belonging even when people may be thousands of kilometers apart. These diasporic virtual communities are not ignorant of the struggles in their homelands; on the contrary, thanks to digital technologies, people from these groups organize public and virtual demonstrations. This allows them to construct transnational solidarity chains that denounce injustices and discrimination in their country(ies).

The current refugee crises have seen Latin Americans migrate to different parts of their home countries, to other countries in the region, as well as to the United States and Europe. These conditions invite us to reconsider traditional concepts like identity, participation and community under a context of economic depression, social struggle, and a rising hostility toward immigrants on both sides of the Atlantic. This edited book looks for contributions on relevant cases on how Latin Americans use information technologies to build diasporic communities not only to stay in contact with their culture at a distance but to power social activism and to fight back against social and political tribulations in both contexts (homeland and the host country). Above all, this anthology aims to illustrate that despite misfortune, peril, and distance, diasporic communities remain unwilling to renounce their cultures, nor do they merely acquiesce to the demands of their new host countries.

General Guidelines

a) Please give a careful read to the Brills’ Author Resources page

b) Brill’s downloadable Author Guide will provide the answers to most questions surrounding format. It is important that they read all instructions thoroughly and pay particular attention at this early stage to matters related to copyright and permissions where applicable.

c) The chapters’ length will be 5000-9000 words (including references, notes, etc.)

d) Please bear in mind that the acceptance of your abstract does not necessarily involve the final acceptance of the full chapter, since all the edited book will be submitted to external peer review.

e) APA citation style.

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