[URBANTH-L](resend) CFP: 2009 AAA IGAPP Session on TransnationalLabor Migration Policy

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Mon Feb 2 19:53:34 EST 2009

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From: Baba, Marietta <Marietta.Baba at ssc.msu.edu>

I am writing to you at the suggestion of Professor David Haines
regarding a possible session for the 2009 AAA Annual Meetings to be
sponsored by the Interest Group on Anthropology and Public Policy
(IGAPP).  We would like to request that a Call for Papers be circulated
on the SUNTA list serve.   If you agree, could you please post the
following message on the list serve, together with the attached session
abstract?  If there are any issues or questions, please let me know by
return e-mail.

Thanks very much,


Possible theme for an IGAPP Panel at the 2009 AAA Annual Meetings
Draft:  January 25, 2009
Transnational Labor Migration:  The Policy Nexus

Transnational flows of people whose labor represents a commodity in the 
global market has become a subject of increasing interest to 
anthropologists.  Beyond the diasporas that may be traced through the paths 
of labor migration and their consequences for individual experience, 
families, communities and nations are questions related to the influence of 
policy in shaping these flows over time.  As we "study through" the policy 
nexus that reflects, reinforces, restrains and redirects the movements of 
workers across borders, our inquiry incorporates a broad range of questions. 
What contextual factors influence policy-making related to transnational 
labor migration, and how may these forces be compared across time and place? 
How have states and/or other institutions coordinated their actions to 
achieve specific policy goals with respect to labor migration across 
borders?  What roles do various institutions (e.g., the state, NGOs, private 
sector) and their policies have in initiating, encouraging, directing, 
disrupting, or otherwise influencing labor migration and people's 
experiences in these process?  And, perhaps most importantly, how have 
workers and others responded to transnational labor migration policies, and 
what have been the consequences over time?  Diverse perspectives on 
transnational labor migration and its policy connections are welcome in this 
session, including those related to gender, marriage and the family, 
demographics, health and medicine, and social movements.  Regional and 
comparative studies also are invited.

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