[OPE-L] CFPs: _Ethnoscapes_ issue / MLG - ICS

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sun Jan 21 2007 - 14:07:55 EST

Two CFPs below, both posted on the "Literary Calls for Papers
Mailing List", via aut-op-sy.  Note that the Marxist Literary Group
meeting in  Chicago (see the 2nd CFP below)  will include an "intensive
reading group on Capital I led by Nicholas Brown, Richard Daniels,
Neil Larsen, and Ronald Strickland".

In solidarity, Jerry

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: ethnoscapesjournal@kirwaninstitute.org <
> ethnoscapesjournal@kirwaninstitute.org>
> Date: 11-Jan-2007 19:40
> Subject: CFP: Transnational Migration, Race, and Citizenship Issue
> journal issue)
> To: CFP@english.upenn.edu
> Call for Papers
> Ethnoscapes: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the
> Global Context
> Issue Two, Spring 2007
> "Transnational Migration, Race, and Citizenship"
> The editorial staff for the new peer-reviewed journal Ethnoscapes: An
> Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the Global Context
> invites submissions for its second issue on the subject of "Transnational
> Migration, Race, and Citizenship." Ethnoscapes maps the development of
> important themes in the field of race and ethnic studies by using a
> "classic" piece as a point of departure for a reconsideration of critical
> issues within the contemporary economic, political, and cultural terrain.
> While the classic piece establishes the thematic parameters of each issue,
> authors are under no obligation to actively engage the arguments posed by
> that work.
> Issue two explores the subject of "Transnational Migration, Race, and
> Citizenship" with consideration of the chapter "The Shock of Alienation"
> from Oscar Handlin's ground-breaking The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the
> Great Migrations that Made the American People. In this chapter, Handlin
> investigates the relationships between labor, cultural membership,
> citizenship, and the production of racial difference. Citing violence
> against Chinese and Filipino immigrants in the early 19th century, he
> details the ways in which labor tensions in the US were integral to the
> establishment of federal anti-immigration policy aimed at these
> "unassimilable" groups. According to Handlin, cultural variation and
> poverty status became the criteria used to infer an ostensibly inherent
> racial inferiority that served as the basis for denying Chinese and
> Filipino immigrants the rights and protections that accompanied
> citizenship.
> While labor, cultural membership, and race remain central components of
> the current complexities of immigration, new concerns have emerged since
> the 1951 publication of Handlin's Pulitzer Prize-winning history. On one
> hand, new signs of deterritorialization-the increasing incidence of dual
> citizenship, home-country remittances, expatriate involvement in
> home-country politics, and "diasporic" community-building-have led some to
> assert the declining relevance of the nation-state as a primary attachment
> and the declining significance of citizenship itself. On the other,
> debates and policy developments around immigration and citizenship suggest
> that the nation-state's power to regulate the movement of labor and
> capital within and across borders is far from obsolete. In particular,
> state power continues to have a profound impact on racialized disparities,
> processes of racialization, and on the burdens and benefits of
> citizenship. In this new context, we are compelled to reconsider the
> nature of transnational migration, the nature of citizenship, the link
> between the two, and the role of race in mediating that link.
> To this end, the "Transnational Migration, Race, and Citizenship" issue of
> Ethnoscapes seeks manuscripts that investigate:
> A) Economic Flows, Migration, and Racialized Disparities
> How is migration racialized/ethnicized and gendered? What is the
> relationship between late capitalist economic operations, migration, and
> racialized disparities in health, education, self determination and
> representation, and wealth? In what ways do "citizenship gaps"-spaces in
> which market participation forecloses political membership-re/produce
> racialized disparities globally?
> B) Borders, Boundaries, and "The Nation"
> How is immigration policy racialized? What is/should be the current role
> of the nation-state in generating policy that regulates the movement of
> wealth and people across borders and in regulating resultant disparities?
> What forms of regulation/governance that exceed the nation-state can be
> conceptualized? What role does cultural nationalism play in political
> membership? What transnational forms of political and cultural membership
> are/can be imagined?
> C) Processes of Racialization
> In what ways are immigrant populations affecting domestic racial
> hierarchies and racial identities? How are transnational cultural flows
> affecting conceptualizations of race and ethnicity? Their relationship to
> nation?
> The deadline for manuscript submission is March 2, 2007. Please send
> submissions to mmaltry@kirwaninstitute.org and
> editors@kirwaninstitute.org. See
> http://www.kirwaninstitute.org/ethnoscapes/styleguide.html to prepare your
> document in accordance with the style guidelines of Ethnoscapes.
> Melanie Maltry
> Assistant Editor, Ethnoscapes
> The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
> The Ohio State University

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Emilio Sauri <emiliosauri@gmail.com>
> Date: 11-Jan-2007 20:03
> Subject: CFP: Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society
> (3/23/07; 6/20/07-6/24/07)
> To: cfp@english.upenn.edu
> CFP: Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society
> (03/23/2007; 06/20/07-06/24/07)
> The Marxist Literary Group's annual Institute on Culture and Society
> (MLG-ICS) will convene this summer in Chicago, June 20-24, on the
> campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The five-day
> Institute will host invited guests (Peter Hitchcock and Walter Benn
> Michaels confirmed, others TBA); an intensive reading group on
> Capital I led by Nicholas Brown, Richard Daniels, Neil Larsen, and
> Ronald Strickland; and consecutive (as opposed to simultaneous)
> panels. The organizing committee is now accepting submissions for
> panel and paper proposals. As always, any work that engages seriously
> with the Marxist tradition will be considered. This year's ICS will
> draw its special topic from the occasion of the 200th anniversary of
> the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade. Therefore papers and
> panels related to this occasion - the intersections of racial and
> class solidarity, the legacy of Marxism in Africa, Black radicalism
> in North America, world-systems and other economic accounts of the
> slave trade and its abolition, Marxism in Caribbean letters, Left
> responses to the reparations debate, and so on - are especially
> welcome. Selected papers will be published in the online journal
> _mediations_. Paper abstracts should be less than 500 words. Panel
> proposals should include presenters' names, affiliations, paper
> titles, and abstracts. Please send general submissions to
> esauri1@uic.edu and submissions related to this year's special topic
> to pfrank1@uic.edu by March 23, 2007.

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