The process of European colonization in America has affected the socio-organizational, economic, technological processes and relations of various ethnic groups on a world scale. The so-called “meeting of worlds” guaranteed the basis for European self-definition as a reference for humanity, which then emerged as the ethical and epistemic subject par excellence. In this context, those who were considered as non-European were dehumanized, racialized and inferiorized, which served as justification for the increase of unprecedented crimes. The indigenous population of America has been violently destroyed in what is to be understood as an act of genocide, in addition to the African population that has been kidnapped, transported, marketed and enslaved to exploit the resources of the so-called American continent. But this subalternization of the racialized groups did not disappear with the processes of national independence or the abolition of slavery. On the contrary, these conceptions have been strengthened and naturalized, creating new mechanisms through which maintained these practices together the impunity.
Considering the narrative that vehemently denies racial discrimination in contemporary societies, today indigenous, African and Afro-descendant populations continue to encounter racism, endoracism and xenophobia in Iberoamerica; which deepen from time to time before the processes of empowerment of these populations, the regrouping of conservative and extremist sectors, as well as the migratory processes undertaken by those racialized individuals from continents and spaces that are subject to poverty and warlike conflicts.
In this issue, entitled “Racism, Endoracism and Xenophobia in Latin America, Spain and Portugal“, we are interested in visualizing and analyzing from a multidisciplinary perspective the processes of racialization that still persist in Ibero-American countries, as evidenced by racial discrimination at present, in which spaces it performs, through what mechanisms, what discourses they support, how these subalternized subjects react to this discrimination imposed on them, but also what are their current processes of organization and articulation to confront and deconstruct these multiple forms of racial discrimination.
Iberoamérica social: Social Studies online-magazine was founded with the aim to improve the intellectual cooperation and to share academic knowledge among Latin American countries, taking advantage of the technologies offered by digital platforms. It is a biannual scientific and multidisciplinary issue in search of a human, respectful and responsible social science beyond the limits of social studies. Current affairs involving, affecting or interesting the Latin American society, such as democracy, human rights, gender, environment and the sustainable and inclusive development of our peoples will have priority. Thus, there is place for articles written about a freely chosen topic as well as for those included in the main dossier.
Works can be sent until September 30th, 2018 through the Open Journal System platform of Iberoamerica Social. They will be classified as follows:
Academic articles: From six to ten original articles of research, reflection or reviews for the dossier, and a section with up to six articles about a free topic. The maximum length is 10,000 words. The arbitration system of the magazine for this material is of double-blind peer review.
Miscellany: From six to eight articles at the miscellaneous section for bibliography reviews, research experiences, readers opinions, illustrations, pictures and other artistic expressions related to the main topic of the issue. Its publication will be abided by the expert’s opinion in each area.
Spanish, Portuguese and English texts will be considered in this call.
Iberoamérica Social promotes the reflection and the intellectual and inclusive production. Therefore, we encourage young researchers to participate.
The Editorial Board