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.