Migration studies have greatly developed in the last decade. A new set of initiatives, projects, journals and forums have created a lively infrastructure for migration scholars. The number of researchers interested in the social dimension of spatial mobility has increased. Historical studies have dramatically modified our contemporary understanding of spatial mobility. Several ambitious research projects have started releasing large data-sources for public use, thus allowing for sophisticated analyses. Once a marginal topic, international migration is now a central concern in all the social sciences.
The development of migration research has triggered a set of theoretical debates that have greatly contributed to a new understanding of the social dimension of spatial mobility. The conference wants to provide a venue for a critical review of the state of theoretical work on international migration as well as an assessment of its relevance for general social theory. Which is the state of current theories of international migration? Can migration research contribute to the development of an adequate understanding of contemporary societies?
The conference will be held in Trento, Italy (June 12 – 13, 2009). The conference languages will be English and Italian. Researchers interested in participating in the conference are requested to submit an abstract of the proposed paper, not exceeding 500 words, by March the 30th, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be delivered in April 2009. Abstracts and requests for further information should be submitted to the Conference Coordinator at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SMMS (Scenari migratori e mutamento sociale)
Via Verdi 26
38100 Trento – Italia
Phone: (00390) 0461 881322, Fax: (00390) 0461 881348 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.soc.unitn.it/dsrs
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