[URBANTH-L] Call for Contributors: Migration and Activism in European History since 1945

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Mon Sep 25 21:09:21 EDT 2006

Call for Contributors: Migration and Activism in European History Since 1945
Deadline: November 1, 2006

This edited book collection will seek to explore the relationship of
migration to political and social activism in contemporary Europe. Recent
scholarship has shown that migrants are often excluded from traditional
modes of political participation in their host countries and have only
limited interaction with native activists. Migrant self-organizing appears
to be related in part to the failure of the political Left, pro-immigrant
organizations, and international support structures to adequately address
the multiple needs of "new" immigrant communities.

Papers are sought that will attempt to address the challenges faced by
migrant and native activists who work together and to understand the
complexities of building effective political and social movements. Examples
of both successes and failures in the construction of anti-racist and
anti-sexist strategies are sought. Contributions should focus on migrants
from non-European countries to any country/countries in Europe.

Papers that engage with historical themes within any humanities or social
science discipline are preferred. Researchers must demonstrate a commitment
to a methodological framework that is sensitive to the intersections of
gender, race, and class. Contributions are welcome from scholars at any
level of their professional careers.

Migrants in native organizations (e.g. trade unions, political parties,
feminist groups)
Migrants and international organizing (e.g. NGOs, the UN, the EU)
Migrants and transnational organizing (i.e. simultaneous activism in home
and host countries)
Autonomous migrant associations and their interactions with native
organizations and governmental structures

Proposals should include:

A 750-1000 word abstract

A brief curriculum vitae (2 pages)

Full contact information including mail, email, and phone/fax numbers

Proposals are due 1 November 2006. Contributors will be notified by 30
January 2007 if their proposals have been accepted. Full articles of 6000 to
8000 words will be due no later than 31 May 2007. Proposals will be accepted
in English, French, or Italian. Final papers must be in English.

Wendy Pojmann, editor - is Assistant Professor of modern European history at
Siena College in New York and the author of Immigrant Women and Feminism in
Italy (Ashgate 2006).

Proposals and questions should be addressed to:
Wendy Pojmann
History Department
Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
++1-518-786-5003 (tel)
++1-518-782-6548 (fax)
Email: wpojmann at siena.edu

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