Deadline Reminder: Migration and Activism in European History Since 1945
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).
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