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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later
than 15th September 2007.