Special Issue "The Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2018).
In the United States and Europe, official and popular responses to mass migrations have up-ended electoral and legislative politics. One response to immigration has been the rise of nationalism, but racial and ethnic identities have alternatively served to build consciousness, and in some cases galvanized migrant populations to make claims on host societies.
Social Sciences invites submissions for a special issue examining interactions between immigration, race and ethnicity. Methodologically diverse approaches to identifying and analyzing the primacy of racial and ethnic identity in immigration politics and policy are welcome. The scope of this Special Issue is international: Manuscripts attending to political dynamics of race, ethnicity and immigration within or comparing migrant—receiving nations are welcome, as is pertinent research located in or comparing supra—or sub-national governing arrangements.
The Special Issue editor welcomes manuscripts addressing (but not limited to) the following questions:
- What is the interaction between immigrant policies, racial or ethnic identities, and migrant mobilization? Under what conditions do such mobilizations succeed?
- How do mass migrations complicate or restructure existing modes of racial or ethnic domination and subordination in receiving countries?
- How do citizens and/or residents of cities/regions/nations use racial categories to justify their positions on immigration? Do these justifications mirror official language?
- How have migrant issues disrupted (or reinforced) governing coalitions, institutional arrangements, parties? How might such changes or retrenchment fare for long-term political incorporation of migrant populations?
Manuscript Submission Information
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- immigrant incorporation
- immigrant-led social movements
- immigrant racialization
- immigration and identity politics
- integration policy
- social construction of target populations