CFP: Ethnoscapes: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the Global Context, Two Volumes (2/16/07 & 3/2/07; j

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Nina Ha
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Ethnoscapes: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the
Global Context

Issue One, Fall 2007
³Race and Coalition²

The editorial staff of the new peer-reviewed journal Ethnoscapes: An
Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the Global Context
invites submissions for its inaugural issue on the subject of ³Race and
Coalition.² Ethnoscapes maps the development of important themes in the
field of race and ethnic studies by using a ³classic² piece as a point of
departure for a reconsideration of critical issues within the contemporary
economic, political, and cultural terrain.

While the classic piece establishes the thematic parameters of each issue,
authors are under no obligation to actively engage the arguments posed by
that work.

Issue one explores the subject of ³Race and Coalition² with consideration of
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) and Charles V. Hamilton¹s ³The Myths of
Coalition² from the 1967 text Black Power: The Politics of Liberation. In
their seminal essay, the authors question the viability of coalitions that
do not seek radical changes in racial hierarchy, include partners with
disparate amounts of economic and political power, and rely on
sentimentality and goodwill to build and maintain cohesiveness.

The authors argue instead that viable and productive coalitions must do the
following:

1) recognize the self-interests of the groups involved in the
relationship;
2) have the capacity for realizing the self-interests of each group;
3) articulate their own ³independent base of power²;
4) have specific goals.

Proceeding from this articulation of coalition politics, Ethnoscapes seeks
manuscripts that investigate the dynamics of ³Race and Coalition² with
particular attention to one or more of the following themes:

A) Theoretical Foundations of Coalition. If organizing is no longer forged
on the basis of shared identity or ³unity,² what serves as the ³foundation²
for political mobilization? What new forms of coalition, alliance, or
issue-based organizing have emerged in the current political, economic, and
cultural context? Can these convergences operate only temporarily or can
they be more sustained? How can/must/do coalitions negotiate differences
along the lines of gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, and class in
articulating a shared platform? What productive alliances have been or can
be forged between different marginalized groups? What makes these coalitions
cohere? How do these projects (re)shape experiences of race and ethnicity?

B) The Multicultural Terrain of Organizing in the United States. With the
rise of Asian/Pacific American and Latino/a social movements, how is the
concept of ³coalition² being rearticulated today? Does the ³people of color²
construct, expressing the common bonds of non-white groups, still make
sense? What new challenges to coalition-building emerge in the context of
the variable power relations of nations, economic operations, and discourse
that characterize the contemporary multiracial terrain of US organizing?
What strategies can be mobilized to negotiate these differences? What roles
are available to whites in multiracial coalitions and in coalitions for
racial justice?

C) The Global Context. What challenges and possibilities do new
communications and other technologies linking people across the globe offer
for multiracial coalitions? How do the ties of nation, state, and culture
complicate efforts to organize pan-ethnically? How can models of organizing
around race throughout the world, or on behalf of racially identified groups
and concerns, usefully inform organizing strategies in the US context, or
vice versa? What is at stake and where are we headed?

The deadline for manuscript submission is February 16, 2007. Please send
submissions to mmaltry_at_kirwaninstitute.org
<http://webmail.kirwaninstitute.org/src/compose.php?send_to=mmaltry%40kirwan
institute.org> and editors_at_kirwaninstitute.org
<http://webmail.kirwaninstitute.org/src/compose.php?send_to=editors%40kirwan
institute.org> . See
http://www.kirwaninstitute.org/ethnoscapes/styleguide.html to prepare your
document in accordance with the style guidelines of Ethnoscapes.

Melanie Maltry
Assistant Editor, Ethnoscapes
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
The Ohio State University

Call for Papers

Ethnoscapes: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the
Global Context

Issue Two, Spring 2008
³Transnational Migration, Race, and Citizenship²

The editorial staff for the new peer-reviewed journal Ethnoscapes: An
Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the Global Context
invites submissions for its second issue on the subject of ³Transnational
Migration, Race, and Citizenship.² Ethnoscapes maps the development of
important themes in the field of race and ethnic studies by using a
³classic² piece as a point of departure for a reconsideration of critical
issues within the contemporary economic, political, and cultural terrain.

While the classic piece establishes the thematic parameters of each issue,
authors are under no obligation to actively engage the arguments posed by
that work.

Issue two explores the subject of "Transnational Migration, Race, and
Citizenship" with consideration of the chapter "The Shock of Alienation"
from Oscar Handlin's ground-breaking The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the
Great Migrations that Made the American People. In this chapter, Handlin
investigates the relationships between labor, cultural membership,
citizenship, and the production of racial difference. Citing violence
against Chinese and Filipino immigrants in the early 19th century, he
details the ways in which labor tensions in the US were integral to the
establishment of federal anti-immigration policy aimed at these
"unassimilable" groups. According to Handlin, cultural variation and poverty
status became the criteria used to infer an ostensibly inherent racial
inferiority that served as the basis for denying Chinese and Filipino
immigrants the rights and protections that accompanied citizenship.

While labor, cultural membership, and race remain central components of the
current complexities of immigration, new concerns have emerged since the
1951 publication of Handlin's Pulitzer Prize-winning history. On one hand,
new signs of deterritorialization‹the increasing incidence of dual
citizenship, home-country remittances, expatriate involvement in
home-country politics, and "diasporic" community-building‹have led some to
assert the declining relevance of the nation-state as a primary attachment
and the declining significance of citizenship itself. On the other, debates
and policy developments around immigration and citizenship suggest that the
nation-state's power to regulate the movement of labor and capital within
and across borders is far from obsolete. In particular, state power
continues to have a profound impact on racialized disparities, processes of
racialization, and on the burdens and benefits of citizenship. In this new
context, we are compelled to reconsider the nature of transnational
migration, the nature of citizenship, the link between the two, and the role
of race in mediating that link.

To this end, the ³Transnational Migration, Race, and Citizenship² issue of
Ethnoscapes seeks manuscripts that investigate:
A) Economic Flows, Migration, and Racialized Disparities
How is migration racialized/ethnicized and gendered? What is the
relationship between late capitalist economic operations, migration, and
racialized disparities in health, education, self determination and
representation, and wealth? In what ways do ³citizenship gaps²‹spaces in
which market participation forecloses political membership‹re/produce
racialized disparities globally?

B) Borders, Boundaries, and ³The Nation²
How is immigration policy racialized? What is/should be the current role of
the nation-state in generating policy that regulates the movement of wealth
and people across borders and in regulating resultant disparities? What
forms of regulation/governance that exceed the nation-state can be
conceptualized? What role does cultural nationalism play in political
membership? What transnational forms of political and cultural membership
are/can be imagined?

C) Processes of Racialization
In what ways are immigrant populations affecting domestic racial hierarchies
and racial identities? How are transnational cultural flows affecting
conceptualizations of race and ethnicity? Their relationship to nation?

The deadline for manuscript submission is March 2, 2007. Please send
submissions to mmaltry_at_kirwaninstitute.org
<http://webmail.kirwaninstitute.org/src/compose.php?send_to=mmaltry%40kirwan
institute.org> and editors_at_kirwaninstitute.org
<http://webmail.kirwaninstitute.org/src/compose.php?send_to=editors%40kirwan
institute.org> . See
http://www.kirwaninstitute.org/ethnoscapes/styleguide.html to prepare your
document in accordance with the style guidelines of Ethnoscapes.

Melanie Maltry
Assistant Editor, Ethnoscapes
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
The Ohio State University

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