Bicentennial Social and Political Book Latin American Meeting

Where
Argentina
When
2012
Who
National Directorate of Cultural Industries of the National Presidency
Argentine National Library
Latin America Sociology Association (ALAS)
University of Buenos Aires, School of Social Sciences
Argentine Book Chamber
Social and Political Book Commission
Association of Independent Publishers of Chile
Association of Independent Publishers of Uruguay
Association of Independent Publishers of Bolivia
Venezuelan Book Distributor
Key objectives of the measure:

The Meeting was held in November 2010 and its main objective was to give visibility to political and social books publishing companies by generating an exchange with publishing companies from other countries in the region. During the meeting, debates focused on Latin American integration, circulation of knowledge and cultural goods, the region's Bicentennials, the present of mass media in Latin America, politics in the last years, science, education and pedagogy, diversity and identity, among other themes.

Scope of the measure:
Regional
Main feature of the measure:

The Meeting included 50 exhibition stands and the sale of books from Argentina,Venezuela, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia. During this Meeting, over 40 activities were conducted, including: forums, round tables, book presentations and conferences with publishers, writers and intellectuals from Argentina and other guest countries. Simultaneously with the Meeting, the terrace of the National Library hosted the 4th Social and Political Book Fair, with exhibition stands and sale of books from over 40 Argentine publishing companies, cultural magazines, university publishers and around 20 guest publishing companies from Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Venezuela. During the Meeting, the ALAS - Recife 2011 PreCongress was also held: “Latin America's Open Frontiers / Fronteras abiertas de América Latina” from the Latin American Sociology Association. 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

US $20,000.00 

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing
Cultural Value Chain
Distribution
Participation