CfP: Feminism and Migration: Cross-Cultural Engagements (edited volume); DL: 30.08.09

Call for Papers for a proposed edited book on Feminism and Migration: Cross-Cultural Engagements
While feminization of migration is fairly recognized in contemporary migration discourse, the relationship between feminism and migration is not. The advancement of women through migration needs to be explored in the light of the increasing mobility of people across borders, both internal and international. The empowerment of (im) migrant women through the exercise of personal agency, collective action amongst diverse groups of women including First Nations/indigenous communities, and other ways to coalesce with mainstream women’s organizations to achieve common goals remains marginal in national discourses. More so, current trends in feminism(s) are still rooted in divisive categories such as race, class, and sexuality.
This collection aims to highlight the often ignored intersection between feminism and migration that occur along multiple sites of engagement. It will address the major question, “does migration contribute to advance feminism?” In particular, what are the existing practices of cross-cultural collaboration amongst diverse groups of women? To what extent does the “personal is political” experiential paradigm contribute to the potential involvement of immigrant/migrant women in certain modes of “feminist action”? Possible answers to these questions are encouraged from scholars and practitioners.
Abstracts are due on August 30, 2009. Accepted contributors will be notified by September 30, 2009. Completed papers (6,000 to 8,000 words) are due by March 2010.
Please submit the title and abstract of your proposed chapter as well as a short author’s biography with contact details to
Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, PhD
Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies
University of Lethbridge, Canada
glenda.bonifacio(@) (remove parentheses)

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