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The Meaning of Migration: Call for Papers

Event Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014, Call for Papers deadline: Monday, December 2nd 2013


Selected papers from the conference will appear in the winter 2014 edition of JOMEC Journal

The Meaning of Migration: A JOMEC Journal One-Day Conference

JOMEC Journal invites the submission of abstracts on the topic of migration, for a free one-day conference to be held during Easter recess 2014, with a view to publishing a selection of papers in a special issue of the journal in winter 2014.

The deadline for abstracts is Monday 2nd December 2013.

The conference seeks to bring together original scholarship exploring the meaning of migration from a variety of theoretical perspectives and/or methodological approaches. Research may be theoretically or empirically driven or both, and work traversing disciplinary boundaries is especially welcomed.

A topic central to political agendas, featuring daily in national and global news headlines and positioned as of considerable consequence to publics within and across nation states around the world – liberal democratic and otherwise – the meaning, or social, cultural and political significance of migration has become of immense importance to scholars across a range of disciplinary fields.

Papers are invited which explore the meaning of migration through any of the suggested themes below, or, any other aspect of migration:

  • Dominant or alternative media or political discourses on migration
  • Migration and neoliberalism or globalisation
  • Migration and questions of citizenship or belonging
  • Migration and cultural or legal norms
  • International convergence, or sharing of migration policy regimes
  • Securitisation, disciplinary techniques, surveillance technologies or border controls
  • Migrant testimonies and/or hidden or untold migration stories (e.g., of detention or deportation);
  • Relationships between human rights and immigration systems or policies
  • Analyses of particular forms of migration in relation to any of the above themes (e.g., labour migration, family migration, student visas, asylum seeking and refugees, human trafficking, other forms of forced migration, internal displacement, emigration).

Abstracts and any other enquiries should be directed to Kerry Moore.

The deadline for abstracts is Monday 2nd December 2013.


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JOMEC Journal - Issue 3 - June 2013

JOMEC Journal - Issue 2 - November 2012

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