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Publication Call for Papers Announcement
Reminder: Migration by Boat
Sponsor: Lynda Mannik
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Lynda Mannik
Trent University
Peterborough ON K9H 1Y5 Canada
Migration by Boat: theories, politics, and memories - EDITED Collection Seeking original chapters for a collection tentatively titled, Migration by Boat: theories, politics, and memories, which will explore ocean travel undertaken by refugees, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants as a space and place where cultures intersect, and national boundaries and identities are reshaped, both in painful and creative ways. Increasingly, scholars are attempting to understand how “transnational flows of people, media and commodities” (Escobar 2001) can be viewed outside of standard dualistic terms and away from clear-cut juxtapositions of citizen/stranger, land/water, and victim/threat. According to Michel Foucault (1986), travel by boat is representative of the perfect heterotopia – a space reserved for infinite imaginations that move nowhere and somewhere at the same time. This collection will explore a variety of themes related to the fact that boats carrying asylum seekers and illegal immigrants not only move people between places, but also fuel cultural fantasies, dreams of adventure and hope, along with fears of invasion and terrorism. Contributions from a multidisciplinary cohort are welcome. Authors are encouraged to submit provocative original writing (conceptual, empirical or theoretical) that emphasises how migration by boat is remembered and represented; effects individual and social or cultural identity; and challenges or reinforces cultural or social structures. Deadline: September 30, 2013. Send abstracts of 500-750 words, together with a short CV including contact details, and one example of previously published work in a relevant field to Dr. Lynda Mannik at
Keywords: refugee | boat | migration
This announcement will be displayed until: 09/30/2013
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