Clarke Rountree (University of Alabama in Huntsville) and Jouni Tilli (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) are seeking American and International scholars to contribute to a book project on immigration rhetoric. The book will focus on the rhetoric of immigration (and anti-immigration) surrounding the refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the would-be ISIS Caliphate. We want to authors for chapters that analyze the rhetoric of immigration in Europe and the United States. In particular, we’d like scholars who could write chapters on the United States, Germany, Hungary, France, Great Britain, Turkey, the European Union, and other select countries. A final chapter will offer a comparative analysis that draws upon these individual chapters.
We want each chapter to provide basic background on the political system of the country and its immigration history and policy to frame an analysis of discourse from the government and significant political players on the current immigration crisis. We want to consider how immigrants are constructed (e.g., as victims, as security risks) and what issues are tied to immigration rhetoric, such as economic, cultural, social, political, religious, humanitarian, and security issues.
We hope to recruit authors who can complete 8,000-12,000-word draft essays by the end of summer 2016.
Interested scholars should contact Clarke Rountree.