Theme 3 - City, history, culture and power


The proposed theme aims to bring together researches that deal with the forms, institutions and individuals involved in the world of labor, as well as the power relationships based on economic, racial,
religious, territorial, generational and gender relations that structure the logics of work and cultures in the modern and contemporary societies. The relevance of the theme City, History, Culture and Power lies in the articulation between two central dimensions of the human experience – culture and labor – along with the power relations that they constitute, add, but also establish distinctions, negotiations and rivalries in the everyday life of individuals in diverse national and global contexts. The technological society has specialized itself in the redefinition of relations, rules and forms of work and, at the same time, it displays differences, conflicts and cultural interactions. The speed and intensity of the changes experienced in our contemporaneity have called for the confluence of diverse perspectives of analysis for the understanding of the field of labor, and the continuous cultural re-elaboration of human groups in different societies of the West. In this sense, the proposed theme is a point of intersection between research fields on Human Sciences such as History, History of Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, Education, Arts, Philosophy, Law, Geography, Architecture and Urbanism.


To increment and establish international cooperation networks in which one can carry out research that covers the theme cultures, work and power.


The main objective is to increase and establish international cooperation networks, in which research that addresses the theme of cultures, work and power in different territorial scales and contexts of
human societies can be developed. Considering that the complexity of the contemporary world challenges us to undertake transdisciplinary analyzes that contribute to the development of science able to undertake better living conditions for the different social strata, we intend to bring together under this theme research groups from UFBA and others based in universities from other countries to discuss, analyze, elaborate and disseminate research on expressions, interactions, disputes, singularities and cultural negotiations, in the varied forms of work and in power relations constituted in urban and rural settings..

Partner Countries

  • The United States
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Canada
  • Russia
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • The United Kingdom
  • GuineaBissau
  • China
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Uruguay

Programas Participantes