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In the Frame? Public and Political Discourses of Migration

Posted: October 21st, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Public and political discourses on the matter of inward and outward migration are of crucial importance, as they are responsible for framing the issue, and for how, when, and where these issues arrive on the public / political spectrum (Schain 2008, p.465). As a result such discourses have substantial influence over the general public’s attitudes towards migration (McLaren, 2001).

In this interdisciplinary conference, we particularly welcome papers that address the following:

  • Analyses of public discourses regarding transnational migrants
  • Populist discourses of migration in print, broadcast, new media, and contemporary song settings.
  • Migrant engagement with public discourse – including diasporic media settings and contemporary expressive culture.
  • Contemporary political discourses on emigration
  • Politicised music / visual culture and emotive discourses around migration
  • Discourses of ‘welfare tourism’
  • Analysis of political statements / electoral ephemera directly dealing with migration.
  • Media constructions of migrant bodies.
  • Counter-hegemonic discourses of migration in various forms, including music.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Prof. Brian Fanning, University College Dublin,
  • Professor Nicholas de Genova, Kings College, London,
  • Dr Gavan Titley, NUI Maynooth,
  • Dr Leah Bassel, University of Leicester.

A maximum of 30 minutes will be allocated to each conference paper (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions).

Please send your individual abstract of no more than 250 words to [email protected]

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Nov 22nd.  Notifications will be sent by Dec 19th.

Conference committee:

Dr. Martin Power, Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick.
Dr. Aileen Dillane, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
Dr Amanda Haynes, Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick.
Dr. Eoin. Devereux, Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick.
James Carr, Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick.

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