Monday, April 28, 2008

May Issue: Migration and Transnationality

May AN features two related In Focus commentary series on contemporary migration and immigration issues. "Migration Policy" considers what anthropology can contribute to the study of public policy affecting the movement, rights and well-being of migrants, immigrants and refugees. Authors address how international bodies, national governments and local communities manage population dynamics, including how notions of personhood are articulated in discourse regarding public domains of care and the provision of public services. In "Transnationality," contributors examine transnational spaces and subjectivities, how they are built, disputed, crossed, imagined and remembered, how people make use of them and are affected by them.

Series contributors include Ulla D Berg, Caroline B Brettell and Faith Nibbs, Heide Castañeda, Laura DeLuca, Liesl Gambold, Kate Goldade, Edmund T Hamann and Victor Zúñiga, Lily Harmon-Gross, Josiah McC Heyman, Fethi Keles, Erin Kenny, Carolina Kobelinsky, Jason Pribilsky, Rebecca Read, Madeleine Reeves and Greta Uehling.

Related articles in other sections of the May issue include David Haines's "Anthropology and Immigration in the Classroom" (Teaching Strategies) and Stephanie C Kane's "
The Poisoned Waters of Conceiçãozinha" (Knowledge Exchange).

Read In Focus series articles online at the AAA website and share your comments here.

2 comments:

erin said...

check out this story from Morning Edition:

Citizenship Checks on Wash. Ferries Stir Controversy
by Martin Kaste

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90060908

AAAadmin said...

The blog Open Anthropology recently included a critique of Ulla Berg's article in the May AN. Click here to view the comments.