New Journal: migrations & identities

Call for papers

migrations & identities is a new journal published bi-annually by  
Liverpool University Press. The title represents a programme: We aim  
to interrogate notions of ‘identity’ while asking how the fact of  
mobility and displacement shapes understandings of self and the wider  
world, among both migrants and ‘host’ societies.  By the same token,  
we seek to understand how ideas and concepts are transformed as they  
‘migrate’ from one place and culture to another.

Multi- and interdisciplinary in both conception and management,  
migrations & identities aims to cover the widest possible range of  
places, periods and methods, subject only to a shared curiosity and  
enthusiasm about the possibilities of working at the interface  
between the investigation of the material conditions of migration  
processes and the study of ideas and subjectivities.

In particular, we hope that scholars working in many fields will find  
in migrations & identities a forum for discussion of the methods  
appropriate to a project of linking observable experience and  
mentalities in difference times and places, and that among the topics  
of discussion will be the real challenges involved in conversing  
across disciplinary boundaries.

We are now inviting proposals for contributions for the inaugural  
issue, to be published in the summer of 2008.  We welcome both  
critical surveys considering how particular disciplines or fields of  
study have dealt with the relationship between migration and  
identity, and case studies which exemplify a self-conscious approach  
to the methodological issues it raises. Your proposal should be for  
an article of 5-8,000 words, and should take the form of an abstract  
of no more than 300 words.

Please send abstracts to Mark Choonara at inmotion@liv.ac.uk no later  
than 15th September 2007.

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