[URBANTH-L]CFP REPOST: Migration, Immigration and Emigration

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Mon Jan 28 11:57:41 EST 2008

Dear All,

The Anthropology News CFP message sent to the list yesterday was missing the 
announcement details. They attachment was removed by our listserv software 
(fyi: Urbanth-L's listserv software does not process attachments or html 
documents). As mentioned in the previous message, the deadline for proposals 
has been extended until the end of January.  SUNTA will help to coordinate 
this AN theme issue.  Contact SUNTA's new AN column editor, Jayne Howell 
(mbc at umn.edu) for background information.  -AJ

Call for Article Proposals

Migration, Immigration, and Emigration


What can anthropology contribute to the understanding and design of public 
policy on (im)migration? How have different governments responded to 
(im)migrants and public concerns regarding (im)migration? How are 
(im)migrants and transnational communities affected by public policy and 
policy discourse? How do different authorities at municipal, state, 
national, and international levels conceive of public domains of care and 
the provision of public services? How are notions of race employed in 
(im)migration policy discourse?


The transnational movement of people and capital is a popular theme among 
contemporary social scientists examining international development, seasonal 
migration, and various other topics. In what ways has population movement 
impacted or inspired the kind of work anthropologists do and how 
anthropologists conceive of their subjects? How have anthropologists 
examined flows of information, raw materials, food, medicine, power, and 
capital alongside population flows? How have indigeneity, locality, 
citizenship, and nationality been articulated within and alongside 
discourses of global flows?

How are historic human migratory patterns discussed in the different 
subfields of anthropology? How have scientific innovations (e.g. genetics 
research technologies) affected the ways in which anthropologists examine 
and understand historic migration?


Borders and boundaries provide a rich but challenging site for 
anthropological research. How do anthropologists engage with contested 
notions of social and geographic borders/boundaries? How has work on 
migration affected anthropological methods and the ways in which scope and 
scale are articulated in ethnography? How do individuals and social groups 
re-imagine their identities in temporary and permanent situations of forced 
migration, refuge, and asylum?

Email a 200-300 word proposal or draft commentary if available (800-1400 
words) to Anthropology News Associate Managing Editor Dinah Winnick, 
dwinnick at aaanet.org. Proposals for photo essays are also welcome and should 
include five photographs and a 200-300 word description. Due to popular 
demand, the deadline for all proposals has been extended to January 31, 

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