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Migration and Society

Advances in Research

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.

The second issue of Migration and Society will include a combination of general articles and reflections in addition to a special themed section which is being guest edited by Dr Jelena Tosic and Dr Annika Lems. The contributions in the special themed section will shed light on different patterns of im/mobilities in, from and between Europe and Africa. By focusing on migrants' perspectives on their struggles to reach European shores and cross borders, their experience of being stuck in transit, their dreams and experiences of Europe as well as their decision to leave it behind, this section will explore the long-standing and unequal interconnectedness of Europe and Africa. The guest editors and authors will argue that rather than fortifying divisions, current patterns of im/mobilities are a testimony to the strong social, historical and political connections between the two continents and that current patterns of im/mobility cannot be understood beyond these long (postcolonial) histories of interrelationship. Through in-depth ethnographic case studies the individual papers will show the historical embeddedness of such trajectories- how they do not appear 'out of the blue', but have their own histories and follow their own temporal logic.

Migration and Society continues to invite and accept - on a rolling basis - full length articles, contributions for our People and Places section, reflections on teaching migration studies and submissions for our Creative Encounters section, in addition to book reviews and review essays.

For more information on our submissions process please follow:

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