The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2007

"Couva da Moura, a Lisbon Shanty Town: Media, Migration and a Raid at the Beach"

Professor Dorle Dracklé, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies.

March 8, 2007, 5:00 p.m.

Please join the Center for Portuguese Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology on Thursday, March 8 at 5:00 pm in welcoming  Professor Dorle Dracklé, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies this spring semester. Professor Dracklé will present a lecture entitled " Couva da Moura, a  Lisbon Shanty Town: Media, Migration and a Raid at the Beach." A reception will follow the lecture. Both events will take place in Group 1, Room 397D.

Professor Dorle Dracklé is Professor of Social Anthropology and Intercultural Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany. She has done fieldwork in Portugal on local elites, virtual economy, the European  Union, electronic communities and urban slums. Her recent publications include The Rhetoric of Crisis: On the Cultural Poetics of Politics, Bureaucracy and Virtual Economy in Southern Portugal (in German, 2006),  Images of Death (in German, 2001, with CD-ROM), as well as various articles.  Professor Dracklé's main research interests are media, science and technology studies, music, literature, economy, politics and policy.

Please contact Professor Isabel Rodrigues for more information.

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