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AAG 2007 CFP - Migrant Labour: Geographical Perspectives?

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Scott Rodgers <[log in to unmask]>

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Scott Rodgers <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 19 Jul 2006 12:53:22 +0000

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Forward on behalf of Jon May - apologies for cross-posting

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Migrant Labour: Geographical Perspectives?

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 17-21 April 2007, San
Francisco, California

Session organizers:
Jon May, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

Linda McDowell, School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK.

In the 'age of migration', migrant labour has become a key feature of an 
ever
more interconnected global economy and a key focus of recent scholarship.
Geographers too have become increasingly interested in such issues, with 
recent
sessions at both the AAG and RGS/IBG exploring a range of questions around 
this
theme.

Even as the body of work by Geographers continues to expand, however, it is 
not
at all clear whether Geography itself has something specific to say about
migrant labour and its dynamics. The remit for this double session is 
therefore
both relatively straightforward and complex. Its aim is to explore the 
extent to
which a geographical imagination can help us better understand the issues
surrounding migrant labour.

It is anticipated that the substantive focus of such papers will vary 
widely,
and contributions are welcome that explore any aspect of migrant labour °V
whether labour market dynamics, highly paid or low paid work, experiences of
the workplace, survival strategies and °•informal°¶ economic activities,
remittances, transnational connections, sender/recipient community relations
and dynamics, household dynamics, gender relations, neighbourhoods and
communities, constructions of °•home°¶ and identity, discursive 
constructions
of migrant workers and migrant labour, policy and regulatory frameworks, or
political organisation and resistance.

Rather, preference will be given to papers that explore such issues through 
an
explicitly geographical imagination. Though contributors should not feel
restricted to these themes, papers deploying the following conceptual frames
are especially welcome:

- Scale

- Networks and flows

- Complexity

- Space and identity

- The politics of place

If you wish to discuss a potential contribution to the session please 
contact
Jon May ([log in to unmask]) or Linda McDowell ([log in to unmask]).

Abstracts for the session should be sent to Jon May ([log in to unmask]) by 
Friday
22nd September 2006.

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