Managing Migration? The Politics of Truth and Life Itself -- Call for Publication for a Special Issue of the Irish Journal of Anthropology (IJA)
Governments are attempting to promote the mobility necessary for participation in the global economy while at the same time controlling that same mobility. From the management of borders to debates over minority integration there is an increasing recognition that a new (bio) politics is emerging. At the same time, social scientists are attempting to understand the ramifications of converging trends towards securitisation, humanitarianism and neo-liberal migration regimes. From ‘truth’ in asylum claims to humanitarian government, migration is fruitfully being explored in terms of biopower, management and the politics of truth and life itself. New intellectual ground is being broken and anthropologists and other social scientists are drawing on the contributions of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Nickolas Rose and others in order to approach migration management as biopolitics.
We are calling for bastracts by end July 2009 proposing (a) theoretical articles of no more than 6,000 words, (b) ethnographic articles (on any geographic region) of up to 8,000 or (c) review essays of 6-8,000 words on the above theme. Final manuscripts to be recieved by end September 2009.
Mark Maguire, PhD
Department of Anthropology
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Tel.: +353 1 7086744 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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