JOMEC Journal Conference: The Meaning of Migration

Alon Lischinsky alischinsky at
Tue Sep 24 08:50:37 UTC 2013

(With apologies for cross-posting)

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The Meaning of Migration

A JOMEC Journal One-Day Conference

Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Thursday 17th April 2014

JOMEC Journal invites the submission of abstracts on the topic of
migration, for a free one-day conference to be held during Easter
recess 2014, with a view to publishing a selection of papers in a
special issue of the journal in winter 2014.

The conference seeks to bring together original scholarship exploring
the meaning of migration from a variety of theoretical perspectives
and/or methodological approaches. Research may be theoretically or
empirically driven or both, and work traversing disciplinary
boundaries is especially welcomed.  A topic central to political
agendas, featuring daily in national and global news headlines and
positioned as of considerable consequence to publics within and across
nation states around the world – liberal democratic and otherwise –
the meaning, or social, cultural and political significance of
migration has become of immense importance to scholars across a range
of disciplinary fields.

Papers are invited which explore the meaning of migration through any
of the suggested themes below, or, any other aspect of migration:

Dominant or alternative media or political discourses on migration;
Migration and neoliberalism or globalisation;
Migration and questions of citizenship or belonging;
Migration and cultural or legal norms;
International convergence, or sharing of migration policy regimes;
Securitisation, disciplinary techniques, surveillance technologies or
border controls;
Migrant testimonies and/or hidden or untold migration stories (e.g.,
of detention or deportation);
Relationships between human rights and immigration systems or policies;
Analyses of particular forms of migration in relation to any of the
above themes (e.g., labour migration, family migration, student visas,
asylum seeking and refugees, human trafficking, other forms of forced
migration, internal displacement, emigration).

Abstracts and any other enquiries should be directed to Kerry Moore
moorek4 at The deadline for abstracts is Monday 2nd
December 2013.
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