Call for papers: REMHU, n. 66 (december 2022), n. 67 (april 2023)

2018-05-23

The Issue n. 66 of the Journal (December 2022), will be published with a Dossier on "Migration and Art". Deadline for submission of articles, August 10, 2022.

Artistic expressions have the potential to generate feelings, emotions, reflections and even critical thoughts about society. In the words of Mouffe (1999) they are “a powerful way of politicizing private matters, making them public”. Art reveals subjects, emphasizes their singularities, promotes empathy, allows listening to the other, beyond political and legal paradigms – and typifications. Art challenges, questions, disturbs, demanding a position on the part of the interlocutor.

Art can be expressed in the most varied ways, through artistic interventions, music, theater, cinema, literature, graffiti, poetry, dance and photography, for example. Artistic expressions allow an approximation and social connection. In this sense, art manages to convey feelings, meanings, ways of occupying, experiencing and being in the world. Therefore, artistic phenomena are connected to the general dynamics of human experience, thus being able to bring together common experiences (Geertz, 2007).

In the universe of migrations and mobility, the artistic expressions promoted by and about migrants around the world reflect their lived experiences, their subjectivities, and provide an understanding of how they understand the society of origin, the challenges faced on the way, the insertion in the land of arrival. and even the way they are seen by the natives (Baily, 2006). Art is also an instrument for denouncing the discrimination and violations suffered, for remembering what tends to be forgotten or camouflaged (Ciurlo, 2021), for reinvigorating desired horizons. By connecting and portraying lived experiences, art can bring people who are unaware of the reality of migrant people together, promoting spaces for meeting and dialogue.

In these perspectives, this dossier aims to bring together works that deal with the relationship between migration/mobility and art, seeking to understand how artistic compositions help us to think about the migration issue, accessing affective, emotional and cognitive experiences with a political and reflective bias. The most diverse forms of art can be explored, as long as they are related to the migratory theme.

Some topics that can be delved into in the articles, although not exclusive, are the following:
- Art as a political movement of denunciation and awareness
- Art and social transformation
- Art as a therapeutic reception for migrants
- Art as an instrument of communication, dialogue and integration
- Art as memory
- Artistic manifestations about migrations and mobility (music, theater, cinema, literature, graffiti, poetry, dance and photography)
- Artistic manifestations of migrant people (music, theater, cinema, literature, graffiti, poetry, dance and photography)

The article (between 35 and 45 thousand characters with spaces) can be written in English, Italian, Portuguese, French 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.


Bibliography
BAILY, John; COLLYER, Michael. Introduction: Music and Migration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, v. 32, n. 2, p. 167-182, 2006.
CIURLO, Alessandra. L’arte nella costruzione della memoria collettiva colombiana: l’apporto della diaspora in Europa. REMHU, Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, v. 29, n. 62, pp. 63-78, 2021.
GEERTZ, Clifford. A arte como um sistema cultural. In: O saber local: Novos ensaios em antropologia interpretativa. Petrópolis: Vozes, 2007 [1983].
MOUFFE, Chantal. Pluralismo artístico e democracia radical. Diálogo de Chantal Mouffe com Marcelo Espósito. Democracia radical. Cad. EscLegisL, Belo Horizonte, v. 5, n. 9, p. 75-87, jul./dez. 1999.

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The Journal REMHU is having an open call for papers for a special issue on “Mobilities and Black Diasporas in the Americas” (expected to be published in April 2023). Deadline for submission of articles: January 10, 2023.

Guest editors: Handerson Joseph (UFRGS, Brasil), Bruno Miranda (IISUNAM, México), Cédric Audebert (CNRS, Martinica, França)

Over the past decades, one has witnessed the expansion of Caribbean diasporic poles (Calmont, Audebert, 2007; Audebert, Domenach, 2008) as well as the development of mobilities from Subsaharan Africa in Latin American countries, that took the form of (more or less) temporary settlements and refugee migration. Other mobilities take the form of transit migration in South and Central America, whose objective is to reach the Mexico-US border, mainly in the case of individuals seeking asylum in the latter country (Joseph, Miranda, 2021).

The routes of black migrant populations in the Americas fall within varying spatial and time scales, and determine to a large extent the specificity of their migration experience in the transit and settlement spaces. One of the fundamental features of such migration is the geography of its routes. Indeed, the growing diversity of such South-South migration articulate intra-hemispheric mobility (from the Caribbean basin) and transoceanic mobility (from subsaharan Africa), some of which may ultimately turn into South-North migration at the US-Mexico border. The articulation of mobility scales between the local and the global seems to be crucial to understand the patterns of migratory globalization within which Caribbean and Subsaharan migrations operate in Latin America.

Our special issue aims at developing new perspectives on black diasporas and mobility studies’ conceptual and empirical frameworks, mainly from research that deals with black migrant populations from the Caribbean and Subsaharan Africa, and global ties within the Black Atlantic (Hoffmann, Poiret, Audebert, 2011).

We also seek to reflect on the theme of blackness on the move and in motion as well as on changing diasporas and ethnicities, by focusing on the agency of black individuals and the politization of their presence in a context of mobility.

We aim at giving international visibility to their pathways and experiences characterized and the autonomy of migrants they put into light, in striking contradiction with the miserabilism of state and media perceptions that is legitimized by structural racism in a neocolonial context.

This special issue welcomes contributions addressing the following topics, though not limited to them:

- The racialization of subsaharan migrants in Latin American countries in the 21st  century ;

- Mobilities of black migrants from the Caribbean (Haitians, Cubans, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Puerto Ricans, etc.) in the various migration poles in the Caribbean basin and beyond;

- The emergence of migration corridors by black migrant populations from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, the Caribbean and Subsaharan Africa to the global North, their experience of migration control and securitization at the border;

- The updating of the reflection on the black diaspora in the Americas and on the Black Atlantic as a theoretical and empirical research field.

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Submitted articles should be between 35,000-45,000 characters with spaces (including notes and bibliography) and may be written in English, Italian, Portuguese, French or Spanish. They must describe original research which is not published nor currently under review elsewhere. All submissions will go through the REMHU’s regular peer (double blind) review process. 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: http://remhu.csem.org.br/index.php/remhu/about/submissions 

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

Bibliography

AUDEBERT, Cédric e DOMENACH, Hervé. (2008). “Les migrants caribéens: réseaux et descendance”. Revue européenne des migrations internationale, v. 24, n. 1. https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01456343

CALMONT, André e AUDEBERT, Cédric. (2007). “Dynamiques migratoires de la Caraïbe”. Karthala: collection Terres d'Amériques. https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01456375

HOFFMANN, Odile; POIRET, Christian e AUDEBERT, Cédric. (2011). “La construction de l’altérité dans l’espace noir atlantique : Etats-Unis, France, Caraïbes, Amérique latine”. Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, v. 27, n. 1,  https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01456333

JOSEPH, Handerson e MIRANDA, Bruno (Orgs). (2021). (Trans)Fronteriza: Movilidades y diásporas negras en las Americas. 1ª ed., Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: CLACSO. https://www.academia.edu/53170824/Movilidades_y_di%C3%A1sporas_negras_en_las_Americas