The forum for inter-american research (fiar) is the official electronic journal of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS). fiar was established by the American Studies Program at Bielefeld University in 2008. We foster a dialogic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Americas. fiar is a peer-reviewed and open access online journal. Articles in this journal undergo a double-blind review process and are published in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
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Current Issue

Vol. 9 No. 2 (Sep. 2016):

Negotiating Nature: Imaginaries, Interventions and Resistance

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Antoine Acker, University of Turin &
Olaf Kaltmeier, Anne Tittor, Bielefeld University:
The Social Production of Nature Between Coloniality and Capitalism

Alberto Acosta, FLACSO Ecuador:
Aporte al debate:
El extractivismo, como categoría de saqueo y devastación

Roland Walter, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife:
Inter/Transbiotic Memory Traces, Transculturation, and Decolonization
in Inter-American Literature

Etienne Sauthier, Université Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle:
Brasilianiser Proust – La nature comme élément d’assimilation de
l’importation culturelle – (1920-1960)

Gijs Cremers & Elisabet Dueholm Rasch, Wageningen University:
`El dios dinero es el que manda´
Nature as a Field of Force in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

Anne Heeren, University of Hannover:
Commercialization of Biodiversity:
The Regulation of Bioprospecting in Ecuador

Esther Figueroa, Vagabond Media/Jamaica:
I Live for Art – An Ecocide Romance

Anne Tittor & Esther Figueroa:
China´s involvement in Jamaica.
Socio-ecological Consequences of a Huge Infrastructural Project,
An Interview with the filmmaker Esther Figueroa about her film
“I Live for Art – An Ecocide Romance”


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Past Issues

Vol. 9 No. 1 (May 2016): Geopolitical Imaginaries in the Americas
Vol. 8 No. 3 (Dec. 2015): Caribbean Entanglements. Culture(s) and Nature Revisited
Vol. 8 No. 2 (Sep. 2015): New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Feminicide at the U.S.-Mexico Border
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