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Mapping Migration, Identity and Space

Call for Chapters

This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on the ways in which movements of people across natural, political, and cultural boundaries shape identities that are inexorably linked to actual and imagined space that individuals on the move cross, inhabit and leave behind. As conflicts over identities and space continue to erupt on a regular basis, while those from previous eras are far from resolved, the book Mapping Migration, Identity and Space provides readings of the relationship between migration, identity, and space from a fresh and innovative perspective. A focus on space and place makes it possible to integrate field-specific research methods and formulate questions that are relevant and timely in different geographical contexts and historical periods.

This volume will be of interest to scholars and students of migration and identity working in a variety of fields. In particular, it will speak to scholars who are looking to enhance their field- specific research methodologies, drawing, for instance, on the theories and methodologies relevant for (and within) Spatial Humanities. The essays will be relevant for specialists in various areas of the world and disciplines, as contributors develop case studies on Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas, and hail from Anthropology, History, and Literature, among others.

The editors are looking for 2-3 additional essays that showcase innovative perspectives and new approaches. They are particularly interested in interdisciplinary studies that focus not only on how and why individuals cross boundaries, but that also centre on the mechanisms that make mobility possible (modes of transportation, documentation, etc.) and impossible - or at least difficult and dangerous (walls, fences, forms of surveillance, etc.).

Submission proposals are welcomed for unpublished articles (9,000-12,000 words, including notes and bibliography). Abstracts (400 words), indicating the working title of the article, should be sent to tlinhard@wustl.edu by 15 May 2015. Completed articles will be due by 15 September 2015.

For more information please visit: Arts & Sciences / Washington University in St. Louis, pages.wustl.edu/migration/articles/11303