Special Issue Call for Papers on
AFFECT AND MIGRATION
Deadline: 13th of October 2017
We invite papers for a special issue of The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) exploring the relationship between affect and migration. Please pass this CfP through your networks to anyone you feel might be interested in contributing.
We live in an area of increasing securitisation and border regimes. Everyday bordering has become a major technology of control (Yuval-Davis, Wemyss & Cassidy, 2017). These bordering practices impact the everyday lives of many migrants that live within the EU. At the same time, various forms of resistance have developed in the everyday - in activist and solidarity spaces, camps, art and research - which challenge and contests these increasingly violent and invasive practices.
This special issue will explore the affective dimension of migration. The motivation for this collection is the growing volume of academic work focusing on affective complexities that emphasise the need for research to attend to the world as messy (Law, 2004), sensory and affective (Stewart, 2007; Coleman, 2013, McManus, 2013). Moreover, our own research, and experience as activists, has shown us the importance of the affective aspects of the migrant experience, which often escape theories and methodologies.
This special issue aims at bringing together insights from across disciplinary fields. We welcome abstracts from scholars, artists, activists and practitioners, and non-academics who explore or experiment with the affective nature of migrant activism.
As the focus of this special edition is on understanding the more holistic experience of migration, we seek to mirror that in the way the edition is structured and understood by the reader. Therefore, we especially invite creative response to the call (which might include photo-essays, interviews, shorter articles, “blog” style posts or artist statements).
Possible themes may address but are not limited to:
* The intersection between affect and migration
* Relational ontologies
* Emotions, discursive structures and embodied realities that migration produces
* Affect as tool of resistance
* How affective processes, practices, sensations shape migrants experiences
* Everyday bordering processes and affect
* Affective methodologies, embodied accounts of the lived experiences of migrants
Please send title and abstract of no more than 250 words no later than FRIDAY OCTOBER 13th 2017.
Abstracts and enquiries should be sent to:
Amy Frances Wishart Corcoran firstname.lastname@example.org AND Isabel Meier email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Deadline for proposals: 13th of October 2017
Acceptance: No later than November 2017
Deadline for first-drafts: End of February 2018
*** We are also seeking to recruit one more member to our editorial team, if you are interested, please contact Amy and Isabel at the email addresses provided above***