Special Issue "Bounding Ethnic Communities: Immigrant Cultural and Economic Integrations throughout History"

A special issue of Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778). This special issue belongs to the section "Community History".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2022) | Viewed by 144

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lopez Jose Javier
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Guest Editor
Geography Department, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN 56001, USA
Interests: social and economic geography; Latin America; quantitative methods and spatial analysis with G.I.S
Dr. Lu (Wendy) Yan
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Guest Editor
Ethnic Studies Department, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN 56001, USA
Interests: Asian American studies; diversity/inclusion in higher education; student success; critical thinking; qualitative research methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Demographic and cultural change is fueling contested debates about acculturation and resurgent identities in diverse communities. This Special Issue features research that examines the integration and division of such ethnic communities in urban and non-urban areas around the world. The papers selected and peer-reviewed for publication for this Special Issue are under the theme of unity in diversity. The unifying goal of these papers is to examine critically the growing body of literature pertinent to the role of intergroup contacts in fostering understanding and commitment among ethnic and immigrant communities.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to examine challenges affecting areas in the city and countryside that have concentrated populations of a particular ethnic background. Articles in this Special Issue are divided into two main groups, the first focusing essentially on ethnic communities in rural areas, while the second group of papers is focusing on the ethnic enclaves located in urban regions. The papers clustered in these two groups are expected to illustrate the role of globalization and political change in the transformation and resurgence of communities where ethnic minorities have placed their imprint on the landscape. The scope of this Special Issue is to document the main ideas pertinent to migration and diaspora,  historical and colonial trauma, ethnicity, nationality and citizenship, nationalism, national identity, indigenous communities, ethnic neighborhoods around the world, and local heritage studies (e.g., heritage events, carnivals, exhibitions of local artefacts, local and community museums, local archives, etc.). This Special Issue supplements existing literature pertinent to migration, ethnicity, folklore, traditions, cultural identity, critical theory, discrimination and prejudice, family research, globalization impacts, regional studies, cultural geography, civic education, social networking, and social psychology.

We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to the guest editors (Dr. Lopez at [email protected]; Dr. Yan at [email protected]) or to the /Genealogy/ editorial office ([email protected]). Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer-review.

Prof. Dr. Lopez Jose Javier
Dr. Lu (Wendy) Yan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • acculturation
  • ethnic neighborhoods
  • ethnic islands and homelands
  • ethnic geography
  • migration

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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