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Migration Studies Table of Contents for Alert November 1, 2015; Vol. 3, No. 3

Oxford Journals have published the latest table of contents alert for their journal Migration Studies.  Further details of the articles include din Vol.3 No. 3 (November 2015) are as follows:

Editorial

‘An inborn restlessness’: Migration and exile in a turbulent world
Alan Gamlen
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 307-314
[Extract]

Articles

Labour market activity, occupational change and length of stay in the Gulf
Mathias Czaika and María Villares Varela
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 315-342
[Abstract]

Editor’s Choice: The happiness of international migrants: A review of research findings
Martijn Hendriks
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 343-369
[Abstract]

Deporting social capital: Implications for immigrant communities in the United States
Jacqueline Hagan, David Leal, and Nestor Rodriguez
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 370-392
[Abstract]

The case against removal: Jus noci and harm in deportation practice
Barbara Buckinx and Alexandra Filindra
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 393-416
[Abstract]

The winner takes it all: Internal migration, education and wages in Ethiopia
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 417-437
[Abstract]

Capital and mobility in the stepwise international migrations of Filipino migrant domestic workers
Anju Mary Paul
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 438-459
[Abstract]

 

Reviews

Values and Vulnerabilities: The Ethics of Research with Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Edited by Karen Block, Elisha Riggs and Nick Haslam.
James Milner
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 460-463
[Extract]

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age. By Jacqueline Bhabha.
Pablo Ceriani Cernadas
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 463-465
[Extract]

Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe. By Ruben Andersson.
Lucy Hovil
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 465-467
[Extract]

Immigration Economics. By George Borjas.
Pia M. Orrenius
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 467-469
[Extract]

Table of Contents Alert: Migration Studies Volume 2, Number 3, (November 1, 2014)

Oxford Journals have released their latest table of Content alert for the journal Migration Studies.  This alert covers  Volume 2, Number 3, (November 1, 2014), and details of the articles included in this volume are highlighted below:

Editorial

Editorial: Celebrating excellence in migration studies
Alan Gamlen
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 295-299
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Articles

Relaunching migration systems
Oliver Bakewell
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 300-318
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Engaging from abroad: The sociology of emigrant politics
Roger Waldinger
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 319-339
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Comparing inter-migration within the European Union and China: An initial exploration
Jianquan Cheng, Craig Young, Xiaonan Zhang, and Kofi Owusu
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 340-368
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Symposium: The Impacts of Irregular Status

How legal status contributes to differential integration opportunities
Janina Söhn
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 369-391
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To dream or not to dream: The effects of immigration status, discrimination, and parental influence on Latino children’s access to education
Elżbieta M. Goździak
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 392-414
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Should we stay or should we go? Irregular migration and duration of stay: The case of Moldovan migrants
Daniela Borodak and Ariane Tichit
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 415-447
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Review

Human smuggling, border deaths and the migration apparatus
Franck Düvell
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 448-454
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ToC: Migrat Stud Table of Contents for March 2014; Vol. 2, No. 1

Oxford journals have just published their latest new Table of Contents Alert for their journal entitled Migration Studies.  This is for  Vol. 2, No. 1, (March 2014) and this is a special issue focusing on the:  `Symposium: Researching Migrants as a Migrant Researcher, Guest edited by Magdalena Nowicka and Anna Cieslik.’

Further details on the articles included in this issue are as follows:

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Symposium: Researching Migrants as a Migrant Researcher
Guest edited by Magdalena Nowicka and Anna Cieslik

Beyond methodological nationalism in insider research with migrants
Magdalena Nowicka and Anna Cieslik
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 1-15
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Deep situationality: Interstitial spaces and limits of identity in ethnographies of politics of immigrant integration
Tatiana Matejskova
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 16-35
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Editor’s Choice: Beyond the insider–outsider divide in migration research
Jørgen Carling, Marta Bivand Erdal, and Rojan Ezzati
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 36-54
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] Creative Commons LicenseOPEN ACCESS

Articles

A geography of extra-territorial citizenship: Explanations of external voting
Michael Collyer
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 55-72
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The EU Blue Card: Preferences, policies, and negotiations between Member States
Lucie Cerna
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 73-96
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Migration in Arctic Alaska: Empirical evidence of the stepping stones hypothesis
E. Lance Howe, Lee Huskey, and Matthew D. Berman
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 97-123
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Reviews

Space of detention: The making of a transnational gang crisis between Los Angeles and El Salvador. By Elana Zilberg.
Gema Santamaría
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 124-126
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Precious Knowledge, 2011
Alyshia Gálvez
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 126-128
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Immigration dialectic: Imagining community, economy, and nation. By Harald Bauder.
Marianne Takle
Migrat Stud 2014 2: 128-130
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Cover / standing material

Migration Studies Volume 2 • Number 1 • March 2014 – Front Cover
Migrat Stud 2014 2: i1
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Editorial Board

Migrat Stud 2014 2: i2
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Subscriptions

Migrat Stud 2014 2: i3
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Migration Studies – Back Cover
Migrat Stud 2014 2: i4
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Migration Studies Volume 2 Number 1 March 2014 – Table of Content
Migrat Stud 2014 2: i5
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ToC: Migration Studies

Oxford Journals have just released their latest Table of Contents alert for their journal entitled Migration Studies.  Further details of the articles published in Vol. 1, No. 2, (July 2013) are detailed as follows:

Obituary

In memoriam: Aristide Zolberg (1931–2013)
Nancy Foner
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 129-130
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Articles

Clashes within Western civilization: Debating citizenship for European Muslims
Peter O’Brien
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 131-155
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Happiness and ‘economic migration’: A comparison of Eastern European migrants and stayers
David Bartram
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 156-175
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Troubling freedom: Migration, debt, and modern slavery
Julia O’Connell Davidson
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 176-195
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Beyond conditionality versus cooperation: Power and resistance in the case of EU mobility partnerships and Swiss migration partnerships
Rahel Kunz and Julia Maisenbacher
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 196-220
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What happens post-deportation? The experience of deported Afghans
Liza Schuster and Nassim Majidi
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 221-240
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Reviews

Deportation as a way of life
Nicholas De Genova
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 241-245
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The new maids: Transnational women and the care economy
Shu Ju Ada Cheng
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 245-247
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Mapping migration within and from India: Mobilities and networks
Carol Upadhya
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 247-252
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Cover / standing material

Migration Studies Volume 1 • Number 2 • July 2013 – Front Cover
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i1
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Editorial Board
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i2
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Subscriptions
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i3
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Migration Studies – Back Cover
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i4
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Migration Studies Volume 1 Number 2 July 2013 – Table of Content
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i5
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New Journal from Oxford Journals: Migration Studies

Oxford Journals have just published the very first edition of their newly published journal entitled: Migration Studies.  This journal can be described as being:

Migration Studies is an international refereed journal dedicated to advancing scholarly understanding of the determinants, processes and outcomes of human migration in all its manifestations, and gives priority to work presenting methodological, comparative or theoretical advances.

Further information can be found by Reading the Call for papers, the Instructions to authors and submit online today!  The Migration Studies website can be found at:  migration.oxfordjournals.org/

Volume 1 Number 1 of Migration Studies has just been published and details of the articles included in this edition are reproduced below.  All of these articles are currently freely available to download:

Editorial

Faultlines and contact zones: A new forum for Migration Studies
Alan Gamlen, Alexander Betts, Alexandra Délano, Thomas Lacroix, Emanuela Paoletti, Nando Sigona, and Carlos Vargas-Silva
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 1-3
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Articles

When refugees stopped being migrants: Movement, labour and humanitarian protection
Katy Long
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 4-26
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The promise and pitfalls of comparative research design in the study of migration
Irene Bloemraad
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 27-46
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The effect of income and immigration policies on international migration
Francesc Ortega and Giovanni Peri
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 47-74
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Entrepreneurship, transnationalism, and development
Alejandro Portes and Jessica Yiu
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 75-95
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‘Upwards’ or ‘Sideways’ cosmopolitanism? Talent/labour/marriage migrations in the globalising city-state of Singapore
Brenda S. A. Yeoh
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 96-116
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Book Reviews

The past is another country: The memory of migration and the migration of memory
Benjamin Nienass
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 117-122
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Blurred borders: Transnational migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States. By Jorge Duany.
Hector R. Cordero-Guzman
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 122-125
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Politics, religion and gender: Framing and regulating the veil. Edited by Sieglinde Rosenberger and Birgit Sauer.
Peter O’Brien
Migrat Stud 2013 1: 125-127
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Cover / standing material

Migration Studies Volume 1 • Number 1 • March 2013 – Front Cover
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i1
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Editorial Board
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i2
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Subscriptions
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i3
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Migration Studies – Back Cover
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i4
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Migration Studies Volume 1 Number 1 March 2013 – Table of Content
Migrat Stud 2013 1: i5
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Migration Will Define Our Future: Study at Tel Aviv University

*International M.A. in Migration Studies*

*Migration Will Define the Future: *

*The International MA in Migration Studies is a one year graduate degree taught in English*

*Explore a global phenomenon through an interdisciplinary lens:* With

> courses given by experts in the field, this program brings theexperience of a country that was built on migrants into the classroom.

Practical courses give students the opportunity to gain the real-life skills and expertise to pursue careers in public policy, international affairs, politics, academia, and non-profits. Our diverse student body will get a chance to explore the newest trends, compare immigration policies and debate some of the most controversial issues in today’s globalized world.

*Academic Focus*

–         Introductory and core courses in the first semester;  intensive seminars, practicum, electives, and workshops in the second and third semester.

–          Students with a strong research orientation can choose to do independent research and write a thesis (requires enrollment for an extra semester).

–          Multidisciplinary focus: Lecturers are leading experts in the field of migration and come from a broad range of backgrounds.

–          Guest speakers from international organizations and local NGOs give insight into the practicalities of working in the field.

*Career Prospects: *

A Master’s degree in Migration Studies prepares graduate for careers in migration and development in sectors including government, public policy, diplomacy, non-governmental organizations, grassroots organizations, journalism, and entrepreneurial pursuits. Graduates are also excellent candidates for continued doctoral study and research at the world’s top universities.

*Program Features:*

–          Migration is studied through a multidisciplinary approach combining theory and practice.

–        Students receive both an M.A. degree as well as a Certificate of Participation in the Migration Workshops organized by the     Center for International Migration and Integration (CIMI).

–       Extracurricular activities including field trips and film screenings bring the issues to life.

–         Classes are held Monday – Thursday afternoons, allowing time to travel, study Hebrew or Arabic, or intern in a relevant    organization.

–         Thesis track available for those interested in pursuing an academic or research career.

*Program Benefits:*

–          Develop professional skills through interactive workshops organized by international organizations.

–          Gain hands-on experience through an internship, site visits and organized trips.

–          Meet a diverse new network of International and Israeli students through social events offered throughout the year.

–          Explore Israel’s complex demographic issues first-hand with experts in the field

Upcoming application deadline: February 28th, 2013

For more information, please contact migrate@post.tau.ac.il or visit our website at  http://socsci.tau.ac.il/migration/

International MA Program in Migration Studies Tel Aviv University |
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Oxford Migration Studies Society 1st Annual Conference ​4 May 2013 University of Oxford

Oxford Migration Studies Society 1st Annual Conference

​4 May 2013,  University of Oxford

Call for Papers

About the Society

The Oxford Migration Studies Society is a not-for-profit, student-run, graduate studies society that includes in its membership students from all disciplines across University of Oxford who share an interest in Migration.  Two of the society’s central tenets are:

— To build networks across institutional and disciplinary boundaries

— To generate dialogue both between universities but, equally of importance, amongst universities and practitioners

​The Oxford Migration Studies Society presents its 1st Annual Conference as a first step to realizing the important goal of connecting academic scholarship to real-world practice.

The Oxford Migration Studies Society​ Conference

The Oxford Migration Studies Society 1st Annual Conference to be held Saturday, 4 May 2013, provides an interdisciplinary forum that hopes to connect scholars and practitioners with an interest in migration from around the world.  This year’s conference, themed ‘Theory and Practice’, will explore different approaches to understanding migration as a fundamental part of today’s world, highlight the way practice can inform theory, and discuss how academic theory can be used in real-world situations to understand the importance of migration for all involved.  The Society welcomes papers from all disciplines and practitioners around the world and papers can focus on the migration experience from the state’s perspective, the migrant’s perspective, the migration industry’s perspective in sending and receiving countries as well as on the journey.  The Society encourages the submission of papers about migration in any region in the world and which use various methodologies.

Submission abstracts are due on Saturday, 9 February 2013.  Full papers will be due Sunday, 31 March 2013.  Please send all submissions to Oxford Migration Studies Society at oxford.mss@gmail.com.  Include in the subject heading: Conference Submission – your name – title of your paper. Please note that the word limit for abstract is 200 words.

Accepted presenters will be put in contact with distinguished professors from Oxford International Migration Institute (IMI), Center for Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), and the Refugee Studies Center (RSC) for feedback and comments on their submissions.

Contact

The conference will be held in Oxford, United Kingdom

Contact Oxford Migration Studies Society for any further questions: oxford.mss@gmail.com.

All submissions are to be submitted at: oxford.mss@gmail.com. Include in the subject heading: Conference Submission – your name – title of your paper.

Travel Bursary

Partial travel funding will be granted to student and practitioner participants.  Please download the funding application and submit the application along with your abstract before Saturday, 9 February 2013.

Further Information:  http://cheukk.wix.com/oxfordmigration#!conference/c1iwz

 

ESSHC Vienna: migration and ethnicy. Deadline May 15 2013.

*** Apologies for Cross-Posting ***

Dear all

The ESSHC is one of the most important venues for migration researchers. The next ESSHC will be held in Vienna in 2014.

http://esshc.socialhistory.org/news/call-papers

Registration for ESSHC 2014 is now open.

The deadline for pre-registration is 15 may 2013. To go directly to the registration form click

http://esshc.socialhistory.org/esshc-user/pre-registration

Ethnicity and Migration is the largest network at the ESSHC. There were over 40 sessions and 160 papers on migration and ethnicity at the last two conferences (Ghent 2010 and Glasgow 2012).

We invite you to submit ideas for a session or an abstract for a paper.

A session consists of four speakers, a chair and a commentator. The chair and the commentator can be the same person. The speakers are not to come from the same institute (best also not from the same country).

In the past organisers of sessions have successfully used H-migration for finding additional speakers, chairs and commentators.

We have a preference for the submission of complete sessions, but authors can also submit individual papers. We as network chairs will do our best to allocate them to sessions. It may not always be a perfect match.

Below please find some themes and questions that arose during the last network meeting in Glasgow. We would definitely welcome sessions and individual papers fitting in with these themes. We are going to encourage that the best sessions will lead to publications.

Your contribution might not fit into these areas, or cover very different ground. We will still consider them, since the ESSHC sessions are always open to new and exciting research and themes..

We are looking forward to your ideas and hope that with your participation the ESSHC 2014 will be as successful as the previous one.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Chairs of the Ethnicity and Migration Network

Marlou Schrover            Leiden University, History Department,   m.l.j.c.schrover@hum.leidenuniv.nl <mailto:m.l.j.c.schrover@hum.leidenuniv.nl>

Dariusz Stola                  Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences stola@isppan.waw.pl <mailto:stola@isppan.waw.pl>

Phillipe Rygiel                 Université Paris I, Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle, France, prygiel@ens.fr <mailto:prygiel@ens.fr>

Per-Olof Gronberg         Centre for Population Studies, Umeå University, Sweden, per-olof.gronberg@ddb.umu.se <mailto:per-olof.gronberg@ddb.umu.se>

Suggestions for sessions:

+ The Other Europeans. Migrations to and from eastern and central Europe in modern times

+ Forgotten makers of migrations.

Scholarly texts have for a very long time focused mainly on migrants and to a lesser extent states as primary forces determining migration patterns and volumes. We do however know that many other actors take part in the migration process and sometimes greatly contribute to its forms and patterns, be they churches, private companies, unions, and private actors providing means or resources to migrants for various reasons. The fact however has never really been theorized or historicized.

+ Defining the migrants

In any given context, deciding who is and who is not a migrant is a very demanding task. For various reasons a lot of people who cross border are not defined as such, but are called visitors, or tourists or students, or merchants, or expatriates, or illegal foreigners. The definition of these categories, changing over time, promises to shed light on the way state agencies and societies define and regulate the migration process.

+ Migrations and empires

Scholarship on migrations within imperial spaces tends to be divided along national lines (ie French, English, Portuguese, Dutch). Comparing the different experiences would be a first

+ Health and migrations in modern times

Migration control emerges quite often from the will to avoid the spread of diseases and uses some of the same techniques. Also, representations of migrants, quite often insist on them as plague carriers.

+ Transnational norms and migrations. An historical look

Historiography on migrations has been very nation and state centered, and ignored attempt to define international norms for migrations that sometimes, through very similar bilateral agreements, can be traced back to early modern times .

+ Public discourses, Migrations and Ethnicity

Do debates have any effect on the regulation of migration? Do they aim to? Who are the claim makers? Who sets the agenda?

+ Children and migrations

When and  why did children become a separate category of migrants/

+ In defense of migrants

Anti-migrants feelings, and policies, have been flaring up in recent years but they have also witnessed public manifestations of solidarity with targeted migrant or ethnic groups and intense political activism emanating from political actors defining the defense of migrants as an important part of their political agenda. If xenophobic or anti-migrants manifestations and activism has been well documented, the activities of their opponents has been generally overlooked.

+ gender and  migration

Studies which address gender seem to get stuck on the same issues: trafficking, prostitution and exploitation. Furthermore, they tend address femininity and women rather than making comparisons to masculinity and men.

+ selecting migrants

Much of migration policy today and in the past is based on the idea that it is possible to select migrants.

Other issues we would like to see addressed:

– regulating migration: visa policies and migration control

– migration and religion

– migrant cinema

– migration and mobility

– immigration and emigration: two sides of the same coin

– migration and professional networks

 

Call For Papers: Migration Studies

Apologies for cross-posting.

CALL FOR PAPERS: MIGRATION STUDIES

Migration Studies is a new multi-disciplinary refereed journal from Oxford University Press. It will publish work that significantly advances our understanding of the determinants, processes and outcomes of human migration in all its manifestations.

Migration has always defined human populations, and today it is one of the most powerful currents shaping global society. In recent decades, the increasing scope, complexity and salience of human migration have inspired new conceptual and policy vocabularies, and stimulated ground-breaking research efforts across many different academic disciplines.

Migration Studies will contribute to the consolidation of this still-fragmented field of study, developing the core concepts that link different disciplinary perspectives on migration, and bringing new voices into ongoing debates and discussions. Drawing on the expertise and networks of a Global Editorial Board of senior migration scholars, the journal will publish articles of exceptional quality and general interest from around the world.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Migration Studies invites papers that contribute substantively to a core scholarly discipline or sub-discipline, while engaging with migration research in other disciplines. Papers will be reviewed through a global editorial board including senior scholars in each of the following fields:

*Anthropology

*Demography

*Economics

*Forced Migration

*Geography

*History

*International Relations

*Sociology

*Political Science

The editorial team also welcomes book reviews, special issue proposals, and ideas for presenting content in new ways.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PAPER

Please send submissions or expressions of interest to migration.studies.oup@gmail.com.

Warm regards,

The Editorial Team: Alan Gamlen (Editor), Alexander Betts, Thomas  Lacroix, Emanuela Paoletti, Nando Sigona and Carlos Vargas-Silva (Associate Editors).

New Pubs. on Refugee Research, Youth, Newly Arrived Migrants, Employment

Journal of Refugee Studies

Journal of Refugee Studies

Forcing the Issue: Migration Crises and the Uneasy Dialogue between Refugee Research and Policy
By Nicholas Van Hear
Journal of Refugee Studies – Advanced Access.

Abstract from the Oxford Journals website:

Refugee studies are often said to be a product of the policy world, shaped by global power relations and in particular by the interests of the global north. This article attempts to refine this view by exploring the relationship between refugees and forced migration as ‘real world’ phenomena and refugee or forced migration studies as a field of enquiry. The article takes two upheavals—the collapse of communist regimes in 1989–1991 and the financial and economic crisis of 2008–2011—to mark out or ‘bookend’ a period of about two decades during which we may track migration crises and upheavals of varying magnitudes and depth, and relate these developments to the unfolding of refugee or forced migration studies. Taking issue with some commentators’ views about the relationship between ‘real world’ forced migration and the development of forced migration studies as an analytical field, the article addresses the relations among three types of thinking: social science understandings of refugees and forced migration; thinking about refugees and forced migration in the world of policy and practice; and popular or everyday thinking about refugees. Concepts travel among these spheres of thinking and are shaped and transformed en route. Subject to power relations like other forms of knowledge, social science research on forced migration may influence both popular and governmental thinking as much as policy categories shape forced migration research.

[Access]
(Source: Oxford Journals)

The Employment Rights of Refugees in Africa under the 1969 African Refugee Convention (Refugees and the Right to Work, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Making Our Way: Resettled Refugee and Asylee Youth in New York City (Women’s Refugee Commission, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Participation and Employment: A Survey of Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees in Melbourne (AMES, 2011) [text via BroCAP]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Preventing Gender-Based Violence, Building Livelihoods: Guidance and Tools for Improved Programming (Women’s Refugee Commission, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).