We invite proposals for an edited volume about New Latino/a immigrants in New York State, with an emphasis on their inclusion/exclusion; gender issues; and labor concerns. In particular we are looking for proposals with a non-NYC, non-urban focus (although we may consider NYC or urban focused pieces). The purpose of this collection is to analyze the challenges facing newer immigrants in suburban and rural NYS and the response to these challenges on the part of immigrants themselves, service providers, advocacy groups, policy makers, artists, and others.
Questions that contributors may address in the collection include but are not limited to the following:
How do the “new” new immigrants of the post-1986 IRCA era differ from those of the post-1965 Hart-Celler era?
How can gender issues be analyzed to challenge theories of male/female dichotomy and migration structured around “family reunification”?
What are the contexts of increasing repression for these new immigrants and what are the emerging opportunities for them to deal with such repression?
How are local communities as well as new immigrants responding to immigrant concerns?
How does an understanding of the conditions of new Latino/a populations serve to renew a social justice agenda?
Can we challenge the centrality of New York City as the dominant site of immigration by analyzing the experience of new immigrants in suburban and rural areas of the state?
How does the nature of local politics and power relate to new immigrants who cannot rely on traditional political avenues such as voting?
Abstract Deadline: June 20, 2004. Please send abstracts or proposals addressing any of the above issues, by email attachment (preferably a word document) to: NewLatinos@hotmail.com
Those who submit proposals will be notified of the decisions by July 1st, 2004. For those invited to submit papers, drafts of 7,000-8,00
Carlos U Decena (NYU) & Maggie Gray (CUNY Grad Center)
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