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Call for Submissions :On Gender, Religion, and Migration in new e-journal

(Feb 16, 2012)

The special issue of the e-journal Religion and Gender on Gender, Religion and Migration will look at  the intersectional dimension of gender, ethnicity and religion where religion in particular plays a central role in providing a sense of belonging for migrants and represents a source of identification during the migratory experience. The special issue will focus on the ways in which gender roles are constructed and reproduced through religion within migrant communities in urban contexts and brings together leading scholars in the field of migration to explore how geographical mobility shapes gendered religious identities. 

The special issue will build on the symposium at Middlesex University, held in 2011, to explore comparisons
and contrasts across different religious communities which could include for example, Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Hindi, etc. This collection of articles aims to bring together empirical research from different academic disciplines, including sociology, geography and anthropology and using a range of methods to engage with and research different religious communities. We welcome papers that present a comparative approach to studying religion in migration.

In particular, we are looking for papers that tackle the following:

* Comparisons across religious groups
* Intersectional dimensions of gender, ethnicity and religion
* Construction of gender through religion in urban contexts
* Religion as a trans-national source of identification and the
role of gender in negotiating local integration through religion
* Religion as a source of civic engagement differently negotiated
in migrant women and men
* Role of religious organizations in providing integration
opportunities while ensuring continuity of social practices with the
country of origins for migrant women and man
* Role of religion in the intergenerational negotiation of
belonging in the host country and outcomes in challenging traditional
gender roles

If you are interested please send a 200 word abstract, along with a
short biographical note, to Dr. Ryan and Dr Vacchelli at the addresses
below by Monday 27 February:
Please note that if your abstract is accepted, full papers will be needed by June 2012.

Dr. Louise Ryan and Dr. Elena Vacchelli, Middlesex University,
Contact: l.ryan@mdx.ac.uk and e.vacchelli@mdx.ac.uk