19 January

Call for Abstracts – Beyond binary constructions of labour mobilities

Philomena de Lima (University of Highlands and Islands – Inverness Campus), Belinda Leach (University of Guelph), and Barbara News (Memorial University) invite submissions of extended abstracts (500-700 words) for consideration around inclusion in a special issue proposal titled Beyond Binary Constructions of Labour Mobilities that is under development for submission in Spring, 2017.  Final selection of the target journal will take place after review and selection of relevant abstracts by the special issue editors.

The proposed special issue offers an opportunity to further conceptual/theoretical discussions on internal-international labour migration/mobilities within the same frame of reference and review and identify empirical developments that have sought to overcome the internal-international migration divide.

Abstracts addressing the theoretical, empirical and practical challenges to addressing internal and international labour migration in an integrated fashion with the objective of enriching scholarship and developing a deeper understanding of the issues are welcome. Research can be case or country specific as well as comparative, cross national/cross sectoral.

Detailed abstracts of between 500 and 700 words, including a problem statement or theoretical frame, methodology, findings and implications, should be sent to Philomena de Lima by March 31 2017. Authors will be notified by April 30 and full papers will be required by September 1 2017. Inquiries can also be addressed to Philomena de Lima at  : Philomena.deLima.ic@uhi.ac.uk