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vendredi 6 juillet 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: NEW SCHOLAR 2.2


The Belonging Project/The Belonging Issue

As an integral part of human experience, ‘belonging' is a ubiquitous
concept in many areas of the humanities and social sciences and beyond. This
is increasingly the case in the contemporary contexts of globalization,
trans-nationalism, and the emergence of the network society, which have
imbued issues of belonging with a renewed emphasis and increased urgency.
Yet, as important as the concept of belonging is to discourses on migration,
citizenship, community and wellbeing, among others, it is rarely defined or
interrogated at length. While such ambiguity and elasticity is no doubt part
of belonging's efficacy as a concept, it nonetheless veils the complexities
of processes and experiences of belonging/not belonging.

Following a successful interdisciplinary workshop and symposium on
belonging, the organizers of the Belonging Project, an initiative by
interdisciplinary researchers from Melbourne, are now calling for
submissions for a special issue of New Scholar. This special issue will
showcase innovative research across disciplines that critically engages with
the concept of belonging and the ways in which it is deployed and understood
in academic discourses, with a view to examining the challenges and
ambiguities embedded in the concept.

Submissions might address (but need not be limited to) the following themes:

    Structures and processes of belonging
    Moving past the belonging/not-belonging dichotomy
    Belonging beyond identity
    Technology, communication and belonging
    Scales of belonging, e.g., local, national, transnational
    Belonging and intersectionality
    Memory and belonging
    Place and belonging
    Mobility and belonging
    Agency and belonging
    Indigenous belonging
    Migrancy, transnationalism, and belonging
    Hybridity and belonging
    Language, culture and belonging


Submissions should be uploaded to www.newscholar.org.au by August 14, 2012.

Please see the New Scholar website for updated guidelines for authors.
Please address all inquiries (but not submissions) to thebelongingproject@gmail.com

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New Scholar
http://www.newscholar.org.au/index.php/ns

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