Call for papers: REMHU n. 62 (august 2021), n. 63 (december 2021)

2018-05-23

The Issue n. 62 of the Journal (August 2021), will be published with a Dossier on “Contemporary Diasporas and Human Mobility” (deadline for submission of articles, April 10, 2021).

The diaspora concept has a long process of semantic construction. The IOM uses an extremely broad definition – “Any person or ethnic population that leaves the traditional homeland of their ethnicity, being dispersed in other parts of the world” (OIM, 2019, p. 17, our translation ). Even so, in its evolution, the concept encompasses a set of characteristics: the common origin of a "center" from which migrants or descendants of migrants were dispersed; the conservation of a collective memory in relation to the land of origin; a diasporic identity, focused on the assumption of not being fully accepted in the land of arrival and in the conservation or restoration of its original homeland; the presence of ties, real, symbolic or virtual with this homeland.

The concept of diaspora questions the so-called “methodological nationalism” and raises challenges regarding several themes: transnationalism, the formation of networks, the process of “integration” in the lands of arrival, the capacity for organization and political mobilization, the strengthening and conservation of ethnic and religious identities, intergenerational relations in diasporic contexts, contributions in terms of development and entrepreneurship, among others.

Topics that can be further investigated in the dossier:

- Theoretical deepening of the “diaspora” category;

- The characterization of new diasporic groups in different contexts;

- The incidence and political action of diasporic groups in their countries of origin;

- The participation of diasporic groups in the configuration of networks;

- The relationship between diasporic formations and ethnic, religious and / or political belonging;

- Integerational relations in diasporic contexts;

- Diasporas and development;

- (...)

The article can be written in English, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. The article should be unpublished and will be evaluated by two referees. Other information such as bibliographic standards with which all authors are obliged to comply may be found on the REMHU website or on the website of SciELO (Submissions | Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana (csem.org.br)).

Manuscripts should be submitted online at: http://www.csem.org.br/remhu.

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The Issue n. 63 of the Journal (December 2021), will be published with a Dossier on "Migrations in the Middle East" (deadline for submission of articles, August 10, 2021).

Luciano Zaccara e Maria do Carmo dos Santos Gonçalves (guest editors)

The aim of the dossier is to analyze the main characteristics of migration and forced displacement in the Middle East in intra-regional and extra-regional terms. We include in the definition of Middle East Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Turkey and Yemen.

At the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century, the region presents itself as one of the most challenging in terms of human mobility, not only due to the large number of refugees (mainly Syrians, Palestinians and Yemenis), but also due to the growing presence of economic and irregular migrants, as well as by immigration policies that, not infrequently, prioritize security approaches in the strict sense and not the promotion of human rights. It should be remembered that most countries in the region did not sign the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocols. The many war, ethnic and religious conflicts in the region make the context even more challenging.

In this perspective, guiding a reflection on human mobility in the Middle East region aims to pay attention to the defense and promotion of the human rights of migrants and refugees; deepen structural and intermediary factors (economy, environment, institutions, migratory policies, military and religious conflicts, networks) as factors that interfere in the formulation of the migratory trajectories of the people involved; emphasize the role of solidarity action by international organizations and organized civil society, as well as the agency for migrants and refugees.

Some topics that can be deepened in the articles, although not exclusive, are the following:

- military and religious conflicts and forced migration

- reception and protection of refugees

- undocumented migrant workers

- domestic workers and their rights

- migratory policies

- human rights and action by international organizations and organized civil society

- environmental challenges and migration

- religious issues, forced migration and displacement

- Latin American diaspora in the Middle East

- the role of NGOs

- the role of international agencies.

The article can be written in English, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. The article should be unpublished and will be evaluated by two referees. Other information such as bibliographic standards with which all authors are obliged to comply may be found on the REMHU website or on the website of SciELO (Submissions | Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana (csem.org.br)).

Manuscripts should be submitted online at: http://www.csem.org.br/remhu.