Mecila

Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO

The Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO seeks to publish  research results in a wide range of subjects, issues and disciplines at the intersection of conviviality and inequality in Latin America produced in the framework of the international cooperation promoted by Mecila. In addition to traditional academic formats, such as individually authored books and edited volumes, the series promotes flexible publishing formats, including keynote lectures, thematic anthologies and translations of cutting-edge research in the field of conviviality-inequality. Following the Centre’s multilingual approach, books are published in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. To foster ongoing dialogue and collaboration, the series will also hold yearly calls inviting scholars and researchers in the Mecila research network to submit book proposals. All volumes will be available in Open Access.

Series editors: Laura Flamand (El Colegio de México), Gesine Müller (Universität zu Köln), and Ramiro Segura (Universidad Nacional de La Plata).

Mecila (ed.)

Arjun Appadurai, Sérgio Costa, Tilmann Heil, Fernando Baldraia, Nilma L. Gomes, Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Maya Manzi, Peter Wade, Claudia Briones, Ramiro Segura, João José Reis, Raquel Rojas Scheffer, Gabriel Feltran. 

ISBN 978-987-813-216-7
CLACSO. Mecila.
Buenos Aires. São Paulo.
Junio de 2022

2024 – Open Call

Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO: Studies in Conviviality-Inequality

The Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO, published by Mecila and the Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales – CLACSO, is inviting book proposals from former and current members of Mecila’s research community after the successful 2023 call.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field of conviviality-inequality.

Kind regards,
Laura Flamand, Gesine Müller, Ramiro Segura (Series Editors), and Joaquim Toledo Jr. (Academic editor – Mecila)

The series aims to publish individual and collective research results produced within Mecila’s international cooperation framework and disseminate contents from events organised and promoted by the Centre. It encompasses a wide range of topics, problems, and disciplines at the intersection of conviviality and inequality in Latin America. Alongside traditional academic formats, the Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO encourages flexible publishing formats, such as keynote lectures, thematic anthologies, and translations of cutting-edge research in the field.

  • Each book in the series typically consists of 300 pages (around 90 thousand words) and is available in print and online formats on open access.
  • Priority will be given to book proposals containing unpublished material that can be completed within six months after approval.
  • The peer-review evaluation will assess the proposal’s overall quality, originality, and suitability for the series.

(Please note that all items in the proposal must be compiled and submitted as a single PDF file.)

Cover letter: Please provide a cover letter explaining the work’s scope and current status, including the working title, table of contents, and language(s) of the book.

Biographical information: Briefly introduce the editors and authors involved.

Introduction or sample chapter: Include a 10 to 15-thousand-word introduction or sample chapter that offers an overview of the book’s subjects and approach.

Chapter abstracts: Include a 300-word abstract for each chapter, highlighting the main content, methods, and objectives.

Word count estimate: Provide an estimate of the total word count, ensuring it does not exceed 90 thousand words to maintain conciseness and focus.

 Style Guidelines:
All final manuscripts must strictly adhere to Clacso’s Manual de normas editoriales (2021). Mecila’s editorial office will provide this manual in advance to the authors and organizers of all approved projects. Manuscripts that deviate from this style sheet will not be accepted.

Books written in Spanish, Portuguese, English and German are welcome. Books can also be in more than one language. The series provides limited support for translations and language editing for non-native speakers.

Proposals must be submitted by 12 June 2024.

To submit a proposal or obtain further information on the submission process, please contact academic editor Joaquim Toledo Jr. at joaquim.toledo@fu-berlin.de.

2023 – Closed Call

Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO: Studies in Conviviality-Inequality

The Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO, published by Mecila and the Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales – CLACSO, is inviting book proposals from former and current members of Mecila’s research community after the successful 2023 call.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field of conviviality-inequality.

Kind regards,
Laura Flamand, Gesine Müller, Ramiro Segura (Series Editors), and Joaquim Toledo Jr. (Academic editor – Mecila)

The series aims to publish individual and collective research results produced within Mecila’s international cooperation framework and disseminate contents from events organised and promoted by the Centre. It encompasses a wide range of topics, problems, and disciplines at the intersection of conviviality and inequality in Latin America. Alongside traditional academic formats, the Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO encourages flexible publishing formats, such as keynote lectures, thematic anthologies, and translations of cutting-edge research in the field.

Each book in the series typically consists of 300 pages (around 90 thousand words) and is available in print and online formats on open access.

Priority will be given to book proposals containing unpublished material that can be completed within the next nine months.

The peer-review evaluation will assess the proposal’s overall quality, originality, and suitability for the series.

Cover letter: Please provide a cover letter explaining the work’s scope and current status, including the working title, table of contents, and language(s) of the book.

Biographical information: Briefly introduce the editors and authors involved.

Introduction or sample chapter: Include a 10 to 15-thousand-word introduction or sample chapter that offers an overview of the book’s subjects and approach.

Chapter abstracts: Include a 300-word abstract for each chapter, highlighting the main content, methods, and objectives.

Word count estimate: Provide an estimate of the word count, ensuring it does not exceed 90 thousand words to maintain conciseness and focus.

Books written in Spanish, Portuguese, English and German are welcome. Books can also be in more than one language. The series provides limited support for translations and language editing for non-native speakers.

Proposals must be submitted by 22.09.2023.

To submit a proposal or obtain further information on the submission process, please contact academic editor Joaquim Toledo Jr. at joaquim.toledo@fu-berlin.de.

Please note that all items in the proposal must be compiled and submitted as a single PDF file.

2022 – Closed Call

Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO: Studies in Conviviality-Inequality

The Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO is a new book series edited by Laura Flamand (El Colegio de Mexico), Gesine Müller (Univerität zu Köln) and Ramiro Segura (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) on behalf of the Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality – Mecila and published by the Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales – CLACSO.

After the publication of the first title in the series, Convivialidad-desigualdad. Explorando los nexos entre lo que nos une y lo que nos separa, we invite former and current members of Mecila’s research community to submit book proposals.

A typical book in the series consists of 300 pages (ninety thousand words) and is available both in print and online on open access.

The editors will give priority to book proposals consisting of previously unpublished material that can be completed in the next nine months.

The peer-review evaluation process will access the proposal’s overall quality, originality, and suitability for the series. The proposal must include a one-page cover letter explaining the scope of the work and its current status, a working title, a table of contents, a 300-word abstract, and an introduction or sample chapter of ten to fifteen thousand words. Books written in Spanish, Portuguese, English and German are welcome. Books can also be in more than one language. The series provides limited support for translations and language editing for non-native speakers.

The series aims to publish individual and collective research results produced within the framework of the international cooperation promoted by Mecila and the dissemination of the contents produced in events organised and promoted by the Centre.

The series aims to contain a wide range of topics, problems and disciplines at the crossroads between conviviality and inequality in Latin America. In addition to traditional academic formats, such as individually authored books and edited volumes, the Biblioteca Mecila-CLACSO promotes flexible publishing formats, including keynote lectures, thematic anthologies and translations of cutting-edge research in the field of conviviality-inequality.

Topics covered by the book series include convivial-unequal configurations in Latin American societies, (hi)stories of conviviality and inequality, politics of conviviality-inequality, medialities of conviviality-inequality, imaginary futures of conviviality-inequality, (a)symmetrical interdependencies between humans and non-humans, among others.

Proposals must be submitted by 15 December 2022.

The calls will be annual. The next call is planned for April 2023.

To submit a proposal or obtain further information on the submission process, please contact academic editor Joaquim Toledo Jr. at joaquim.toledo@fu-berlin.de.