The conference "Negotiating Identity in Migration Processes". Date: 26-28.10.2011. Site: Madrid, Spain. Deadline: 20.06.2011
Organiser: MariaCaterina La Barbera and Matilde Fernández Montes, Center for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS) of the National Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Madrid.
Topics: The Organizing Committee invites to submit proposals dealing with one of the three topics summarized below. Both theoretical contributions and results from fieldwork are welcomed.
1) Migration Policies: Analysis of migration policies and their impact in migrants' identity transformation, addressing issues of securitization, criminalization of migration, and the construction of immigrants as the Other. The emergence of new social multi-sited spaces crossing over national borders and their relevance in social integration processes are considered crucial issues.
2) Intercultural Education: Analysis of migrant students' participation in the educational systems of Western immigration countries and its relation with identity transformation. The analysis of the impact that intercultural education programs have on the construction and deconstruction of identity at schools will be prioritized.
3) Gender, Cultural, and Religious Differences: Analysis of the role of gender, culture and religion in the construction and transformation of migrants' identity.
The Organizers encourages to address issues related to minorities' cultural and religious practices, and their impact on the public sphere in Western immigration countries.
In particular, gender, as a fundamental factor in the process of identity negotiation, is considered of special interest.
Language: English, Spanish
Deadline: June 20, 2011
Contact: The Organizing Committee