Special Issue "Critical Studies/Perspectives on Migration and the Migrant Experience"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 January 2021).
Interests: Krystal is a social psychologist by training with a background in classical and critical theories. She has been interested in the ways in which members of non-dominant groups in society form, manage, and negotiate their identity in relation to other groups. Her research also considers how high and low-status groups negotiate intergroup interactions and perceive ideologies of diversity and multiculturalism
Interests: Arita's research interests are in the intersections of race, gender, and migration. She is interested in community-engaged research and understanding how research can be used to support ongoing social justice efforts by those most marginalized by systemic oppression
A significant portion of scholarship has represented refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants of color (with and without papers) as passive recipients of Western generosity (Espiritu), objects of rescue, suffering, and voicelessness, and/or targets of profiling, surveillance, and detention. To decenter these monoliths, Societies is soliciting empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and conceptual/theoretical papers that offer a critical examination of migration and of the migrant experience. Specifically, this Special Issue aims to publish work from scholars across disciplines that consider: (1) migratory practices as deeply intermingled with colonial/neocolonial practices and processes, imperialism, war, displacement, racialized state violence, and globalization; (2) a reconceptualization of the migrant experience, not grounded in an implicit deficient model, but migrants as complex and multifaceted individuals, negotiating nation–state–borders–home, papers, identity, etc.; and (3) migrant subjectivities, in regard to the varied ways migrants oppose, subvert, and resist dominant discourses, similar to novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen sentiments of “having the unheard own their share of the means of representation.” For the type of the papers, we will only accept Articles, Reviews and Conceptual Papers.
Dr. Krystal M. Perkins
Dr. Arita Balaram
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