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>Subject: CFP: Transnational Migration, Race, and 
>Citizenship Issue (3/2/07; journal issue)
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>Call for Papers
>
>Ethnoscapes: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the
>Global Context
>
>Issue Two, Spring 2007
>žTransnational Migration, Race, and CitizenshipÓ
>
>The editorial staff for the new peer-reviewed journal Ethnoscapes: An
>Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the Global Context
>invites submissions for its second issue on the subject of žTransnational
>Migration, Race, and Citizenship.Ó Ethnoscapes maps the development of
>important themes in the field of race and ethnic studies by using a
>žclassicÓ piece as a point of departure for a reconsideration of critical
>issues within the contemporary economic, political, and cultural terrain.
>
>While the classic piece establishes the thematic parameters of each issue,
>authors are under no obligation to actively engage the arguments posed by
>that work.
>
>Issue two explores the subject of "Transnational Migration, Race, and
>Citizenship" with consideration of the chapter "The Shock of Alienation"
>from Oscar Handlin's ground-breaking The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the
>Great Migrations that Made the American People. In this chapter, Handlin
>investigates the relationships between labor, cultural membership,
>citizenship, and the production of racial difference. Citing violence
>against Chinese and Filipino immigrants in the early 19th century, he
>details the ways in which labor tensions in the US were integral to the
>establishment of federal anti-immigration policy aimed at these
>"unassimilable" groups. According to Handlin, cultural variation and
>poverty status became the criteria used to infer an ostensibly inherent
>racial inferiority that served as the basis for denying Chinese and
>Filipino immigrants the rights and protections that accompanied
>citizenship.
>
>While labor, cultural membership, and race remain central components of
>the current complexities of immigration, new concerns have emerged since
>the 1951 publication of Handlin's Pulitzer Prize-winning history. On one
>hand, new signs of deterritorializationůthe increasing incidence of dual
>citizenship, home-country remittances, expatriate involvement in
>home-country politics, and "diasporic" community-buildingůhave led some to
>assert the declining relevance of the nation-state as a primary attachment
>and the declining significance of citizenship itself. On the other,
>debates and policy developments around immigration and citizenship suggest
>that the nation-state's power to regulate the movement of labor and
>capital within and across borders is far from obsolete. In particular,
>state power continues to have a profound impact on racialized disparities,
>processes of racialization, and on the burdens and benefits of
>citizenship. In this new context, we are compelled to reconsider the
>nature of transnational migration, the nature of citizenship, the link
>between the two, and the role of race in mediating that link.
>
>To this end, the žTransnational Migration, Race, and CitizenshipÓ issue of
>Ethnoscapes seeks manuscripts that investigate:
>
>A) Economic Flows, Migration, and Racialized Disparities
>How is migration racialized/ethnicized and gendered? What is the
>relationship between late capitalist economic operations, migration, and
>racialized disparities in health, education, self determination and
>representation, and wealth? In what ways do žcitizenship gapsÓůspaces in
>which market participation forecloses political membershipůre/produce
>racialized disparities globally?
>
>B) Borders, Boundaries, and žThe NationÓ
>How is immigration policy racialized? What is/should be the current role
>of the nation-state in generating policy that regulates the movement of
>wealth and people across borders and in regulating resultant disparities?
>What forms of regulation/governance that exceed the nation-state can be
>conceptualized? What role does cultural nationalism play in political
>membership? What transnational forms of political and cultural membership
>are/can be imagined?
>
>C) Processes of Racialization
>In what ways are immigrant populations affecting domestic racial
>hierarchies and racial identities? How are transnational cultural flows
>affecting conceptualizations of race and ethnicity? Their relationship to
>nation?
>
>The deadline for manuscript submission is March 2, 2007. Please send
>submissions to [log in to unmask] and
>[log in to unmask] See
>http://www.kirwaninstitute.org/ethnoscapes/styleguide.html to prepare your
>document in accordance with the style guidelines of Ethnoscapes.
>
>Melanie Maltry
>Assistant Editor, Ethnoscapes
>The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
>The Ohio State University

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