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PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS

15th OF DECEMBER 2010, QUAI BRANLY MUSEUM, PARIS

Nestor GARCIA CANCLINI

Curriculum vitae

Néstor García Canclini is Distinguished Professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico and Emeritus Researcher of the National System of Researchers. 

He has been professor at Austin, Duke, New York, Stanford, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo universities. 

His awards include the Guggenheim scholarship, Premio Casa de las Américas and the Book Award of Latin American Studies Association for Hybrid Cultures, consider the best book of Latin America in 1992.  His most notable publications are Consumers and Citizens, edited by Minnesota University Press (United States of America, 2001), Hybrid Cultures, edited by Minnesota University Press, (United States of America, 1995; Laval, 2010) and Diferentes, desiguales y desconectados: mapas de la interculturalidad, edited by Gedisa (Spain, 2006 Roma, 2010), The Imagined Globalization, edited by Duke University Press (forthcoming).

Publications

  • Hybrid Cultures. Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity, Univserity of Minnesota Press, United States: 1995. Also in french as:  Cultures hybrides. Stratégies pour entrer et sortir de la modernité, Presses de l´Université Laval, Canada: 2010.
  • Latinoamericanos buscando lugar en este siglo, Paidós, Buenos Aires: 2002. 
    Translated to french as:  L'Amérique latine au XXIe siècle, Presses de l'Université de Laval, Canada: 2006
  • Consumidores y ciudadanos. Conflictos multiculturales de la globalización, Grijalbo, México: 1995. Translated to english as: Consumers and Citizens. Globalization and Multicultural Conflicts, Univserity of Minnesota Press, United States: 2001.   
  • “What is a city?”, en City/Art. The urban scene un Latin America, Rebeca E. Biron (editor), Duke Unisersity Press, Dirham and London: 2009.
  • Villes-spectacles et villes paranoïaques, Sociologie et Sociétés, vol. XXXVIII, pp.151-170, France: 2005.

Summary of lecture

Redefinition of urban cultures: interculturality, knowledge and educational cities. The new generations in the urban development policies and multicultural coexistence.

The relationship of children and adolescents with the city in  time of  the new technologies. Between consumption and access: urban cultural offerings, transnational information and entertainment media. Production, consumption and creativity: children as users and prosumers. Intercultural education in formal and informal spaces.

New forms of territorial attachment, networks and network actors.

What can children and adolescents do outside the home, car and school?
What cultural practices can gather children and adults in the megalopolis?
Socio-anthropological perspective to assess new forms of social organization,  the unconventional  uses of public spaces, non- traditional  ways of consume, the creative strategies and the technological and sociospatial networks.