Simposio n° 160: CFP: Transnational Links and Integration Strategies in Immigrant Associations in South America, 19th and 20th Centuries
Thematic Area 8 | Migration
Marcela Vignoli; Instituto Superior de Estudios Sociales (ISES), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) y Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT). Argentina. Email: email@example.com
Steven Hyland Jr; Wingate University. Department of History and Political Science. USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the 1990s, the study of migration and migrant communities has benefitted from new approaches that have fostered a theoretical and methodological renewal. Indeed, the application of the concept “transnational migration” (Shiller: 1994) has opened new perspectives that included a set of processes by which migrants generate relationships and social, economic, and cultural activities that links societies of origin to those living in the diaspora, creating what some call discontinuous spaces exceeding geographical, cultural and political boundaries. Viewed from the methodological perspective, scholars have started rethinking the strategies of integration used by migrants in their new social environments.
The symposium aims to analyze these processes with a comparative look, enriched with presentations on South Amercia, but leaving open the possibility of including work on other countries. Papers should address some aspect of these processes, theoretical debates and/or methodological questions regarding the scope of transnational migration, including individual and local cases that account for transnational ties, tensions between integration strategies and sustaining transnational ties with countries of origin, the exercise of occupations and activities that account for a regular and intense contact between two or more countries, linkages between different actors on topics of common interest, creating deterritorialized spaces that cross geographic boundaries, cultural and policies.
Deadline for submission of abstracts| September 15, 2014
Deadline for acceptance of abstracts | November 30, 2014
Deadline for conference registration | December 31, 2014
Deadline for submission of papers | May 15, 2015
Criteria for the presentation of papers
Abstracts|Maximum of 400 words. Times New Roman font, Size 12, Spacing 1.5
Presentations|Maximum of 50,000 characters (roughly 8,000 words), including notes and bibliography. Times New Roman font, Size 12, Spacing 1.5. Footnotes: Single spaced, Times New Roman font, Size 10.
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