Conversaciones del Cono Sur

Magazine of the Southern Cone Studies Section of LASA


Conversaciones is an online magazine devoted to fostering and increasing the circulation of topics and discussions pertaining to the Southern Cone region among the members of the Southern Cone Sections of LASA and the intellectual community at large. Conversaciones is an online publication, similar to the LASA Forum.

We publish two issues per year. Every issue consists of three sections: A) Debate, B) Book Reviews, and C) Announcements

1. Debate

The purpose of this section is to foster interdisciplinary critical debate on pressing, timely topics in the field of Latin American Studies focused on the Southern Cone region. Contributions are in the form of short essays that follow themes and debates that originated at our panels and workshops in preceding conferences. The main goal of this section is to give our in situ intellectual discussion larger distribution and outreach. In this way, we will generate a continuing dialogue on topics of fundamental interest to the Southern Cone community of intellectuals.

2. Reviews Section

This section will include the reviews of books on Southern Cone problems that are current. The goal of this section is to give more diffusion and circulation to meritorious books published in the Southern Cone that are internationally unknown due to the lack of circulation some small presses have. We emphasize the inclusion of books published at small, independent presses that sometimes go unnoticed and are not generally reviewed in major journals.

3. Announcements:

This section includes important announcements to the life of the Southern Cone Section, such as information on our Book Award winners for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Trial Period:

The magazine will publish 2 issues per year with at least 1 debate section with 4-5 short essays and 1 book review section with at least 4 reviews per issue for a total of 8-10 short essays and at least 8 book reviews. If the Section is able to sustain this publication for at least 3 consecutive years, it will be moved to the BePress platform along with the LASA Forum, LARR and other LASA Publications.

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