Call for Contributions: Movement, Power and Place in and Beyond Central Asia.
Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of Central Asian Survey on Movement, Power and Place in and Beyond Central Asia, due for publication in the spring of 2011.
Abstracts are welcome from the growing cohort of scholars exploring issues of international, inter-regional and cross-border migrations in Central Asia. But the framing of the Special Issue also encourages engagements with forms of movement and place-making which, because they are not normally spoken of as “migrations” or do not involve obvious “border-crossings” are rarely explored within the same analytic frame: the seasonal movement of pastoralist herders, for instance; the movement of market traders between village and town, the circulation of Soviet engineers between urban construction projects throughout Soviet Central Asia, the movement of daughters in marriage, or the displacement of families through war, natural disaster, or state-led attempts at “modernisation”. Contributions are equally encouraged that examine the ways in which particular kinds of movement – and limitations upon movement – figure in the production of social hierarchies: how authority is spatialised in domestic settings, for instance; or how new forms of spatial segregation articulate with social hierarchies in the production of urban space.
Full details of the call can be found on the journal's web-pages by clicking on the link to the Special Issue Call for Papers.
Abstracts should be submitted for consideration to CASurvey@soas.ac.uk by March 10th 2010. Informal queries can be addressed to Madeleine Reeves at Madeleine.Reeves@manchester.ac.uk. The deadline for papers to be submitted for peer review is September 15th 2010.
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