Migration and Society
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Migration and Society

Advances in Research

Editors
Mette Louise Berg, University College London
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, University College London


Volume 1 / 2018, 1 issue per volume (summer)

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Inaugural issue (publication August 2018)

Hospitality and hostility towards migrants: global perspectives

Recent years have seen an unprecedented scale of global forced migration. Millions of people have fled conflicts and mass human rights violations as well as poverty and persecution. Across sites of transit and settlement migrants have been met by a combination of hospitality and hostility.

For the inaugural issue of Migration and Society, we welcome theoretically and empirically informed contributions that help us develop a more nuanced understanding of the complex responses and experiences of hospitality and hostility around the world and in different historical contexts. We invite contributions that offer critical analyses of the following questions:

  1. How, and why, have different actors responded to the actual, prospective, and imagined arrival of migrants across time and space?

  2. How have migrants and refugees experienced and responded to different, and at times overlapping, processes of hospitality and hostility in sites of transit and settlement?

  3. What are the politics and the poetics of hospitality and hostility towards migrants in different spaces?

  4. As ‘new’ migrants join established diasporas and transnational communities, how have ‘locals’ and ‘established’ migrants and refugees responded to ‘newly’ displaced people?

  5. How, why, and with what effects have diverse media represented processes of migration? Who has been rendered (hyper)visible and audible, and/or invisible, inaudible, and silenced in different representations of migration?

  6. What are the historic resonances, continuities, and discontinuities of contemporary dynamics of hospitality and hostility towards migrants?

We especially welcome articles that examine – and interrogate – the applicability of the concepts of hospitality and hostility in different settings; and that explore the relationship between these and other concepts, including cosmopolitanism, welcome, conviviality, neighbourliness, and solidarity, from the perspective of the global South as well as the North.

Deadline for submitting articles for inclusion in issue 1: 30 September 2017.

Aims & Scope

Migration is at the heart of the transformation of societies and communities and touches the lives of people across the globe. Migration and Society is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal advancing debate about emergent trends in all types of migration. We invite work that situates migration in a wider historical and societal context, including attention to experiences and representations of migration, critical theoretical perspectives on migration, and the social, cultural, and legal embeddedness of migration. Global in its scope, we particularly encourage scholarship from and about the global South as well as the North.

Migration and Society addresses both dynamics and drivers of migration; processes of settlement and integration; and transnational practices and diaspora formation. We publish theoretically informed and empirically based articles of the highest quality, especially encouraging work that interrogates and transcends the boundaries between the social sciences and the arts and humanities.

We also welcome articles that reflect on the complexities of both studying and teaching migration, as well as pieces that focus on the relationship between scholarship and the policies and politics of migration.

Editors
Mette Louise Berg, University College London
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, University College London

Book Reviews Editors
Agnieszka Kubal, Oxford University
Gunvor Jónsson, Oxford University  

Creative Encounters Editor
Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, Oxford University

Editorial Board
Bridget Anderson, University of Oxford
Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford
Josh DeWind, Social Science Research Council, New York
Claire Dwyer University College London
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo
Don Flynn, Migrants’ Rights Network, London
Nancy Foner, CUNY, New York
Izabela Grabowska, University of Warsaw
Sari Hanafi, American University, Beirut
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California
Ahmet Icduygu, Koc University, Istanbul
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University
Stephen C. Lubkemann, George Washington University
Takyiwaa Manuh, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, University College London
Ewa Morawska, University of Essex
Magdalena Nowicka, Humboldt University, Berlin
Karen Fog Olwig, University of Copenhagen
Laura Oso, University of A Coruña
Ann Phoenix, University College London
Parvathi Raman, SOAS, London
Madeleine Reeves, University of Manchester
Lyndsey Stonebridge, University of East Anglia
Nick Van Hear, University of Oxford 
Steve Vertovec, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen
Darshan Vigneswaran, University of Amsterdam
Amanda Wise, Macquaire University, Sydney
Brenda Yeoh, National University of Singapore

Manuscript Submission

Please review the submission and style guide carefully before submitting.

Please submit articles, reviews, and other contributions as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files through the online submissions system at http://ojs.berghahnjournals.com/index.php/air-ms.

Authors must register with the journal on the submission website prior to submitting, or, if already registered, they can simply log in. On registering as an Author, authors have the option of also registering as a Reviewer (to be called upon to undertake peer reviews of other submissions).

Submissions are welcome for consideration in one of the five key journal sections:

  • Research Articles: Each issue will include articles (maximum 8,000 words) addressing a key theme, in addition to a range of other migration-and-society-related articles;
  • People & Places consists of shorter pieces (2,000 to 4,000 words), including notes from the field, “migrant voices,” and interviews with scholars, practitioners, and policymakers;
  • Reflections invites critical reflections (maximum 5,000 words) on migration research and teaching;
  • Curated Interventions includes photo essays and other creative representations of migration;
  • Book Reviews (800 words for single book reviews, 1,300 to 1,4000 words for two books, 1,500 to 1,600 words for three books) conclude each issue.

Have other questions? Please refer to the various Berghahn Info for Authors for general information and guidelines including topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors.

Any inquiries should be sent to the editors, Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, at migration@berghahnjournals.com.


Ethics Statement

Authors published in Migration and Society: Advances in Research (ARMS) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor(s) concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete ARMS ethics statement.

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