Deportation as immigration policy: A call for papers

Deportation and the Development of Citizenship is the name of the conference being co-sponsored by the Centre on Policy, Migration and Society (COMPAS). The conference will be held Dec 11-12/09 in Oxford.

Papers are sought that address several themes, including: Who are the main subjects of deportation power and how have they changed over time as a result of political and social concerns? In what ways does subjection to deportation power map on to patterns of race, gender, and age?

Deadline for abstracts of 300 words, and a short biographical outline or CV are due by Sept 20/09 and should be sent to Dr Emanuela Paoletti, at Prospective paper givers will be informed if their paper has been accepted by 30 September 2009.

Related link: Forced Migration Online.

Call for papers: FRP Canada journal

The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) publishes an occasional journal entitled Perspectives in Family Support. FRP has issued a call for papers for its third volume of Perspectives, to be released in March 2010. Vol 3 will address issues relating to the family support sector welcoming and supporting newcomer families. The volume hopes to increase the knowledge of practitioners and others who work with newcomer families.

Contributions are invited from family support practitioners, researchers, academics and others with an interest and expertise in this topic. Proposals from graduate students are encouraged. Articles should be a maximum of 3000 words in length, but may be shorter depending on the topic. Interested? Contact Kim Hetherington: by September 11, 2009.

Final papers due October 31, 2009.

Call for papers: Southern Alberta Child & Youth Health Network conference

The Southern Alberta Child & Youth Health Network has issued a call for proposals (and other conference related items/events) for their 2010 conference “Transcultural Health Conference“.

The conference will be held May 2-4, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta and the theme this year is “Multiple Voices for Enhancing Health Equity through Research, Policy, Education and Clinical Practice”. From the call:

The first national conference held in Montreal in 2007 drew a multidisciplinary group of over 200 participants in health care, education, community work and policy. It served to identify effective models of health care and strategies for clients from diverse ethnoracial and Aboriginal backgrounds. The second national conference will expand on these themes and for each of these categories provide attendees with the opportunity to consider and explore areas such as collaborative professional practice, issues of cultural knowledge and advocacy, the development of cultural competence, and the experience of clients, practitioners and policy makers from the perspective of diversity.

For more information, see the conference web-pages and/or contact: Linda Kongnetiman
Email:, tel: 403-955-7742.

Call for chapters: South Asian mothering

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) has posted a call for chapters for an edited collection by Demeter Press. The editor is Jasjit Kaur Sangha and the book is expected to be published in 2011. An excerpt from the call:

South Asian culture reveres mothers for being selfless, nurturing, and devoted to their family. This reverence predicates that women will find fulfillment in mothering, and that mothering will occur in the context of a heterosexual family. This edited collection seeks to unravel the complexity of South Asian mothering by asking: What does it mean to be a South Asian mother? How do embedded cultural values influence South Asian mothering practices? How are South Asian mothers affected by the process of migration?

The aim of this collection is to initiate dialogue on the paradoxical experience of South Asian mothering. Theoretical, narrative and arts-informed creative submissions are welcome.

Topics can include (but are not limited to) South Asian mothering and: Religion and spirituality; Migration; Activism and resistance; Sexuality; Queer mothering; Feminism; Oppression; Interracial/Intercultural relationships; Language; Extended families; Arranged marriage; Sharam and izzat.

Submission guidelines: 250 abstract deadline Nov 1/09. Deadline for final papers, March 7/10.

For more information and to submit proposals to Jasjit Kaur Sangha