Call for Chapter Abstracts
Seen but not Heard: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Child Migrants and Refugees (Lexington Books)
Mary Grace Antony, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Schreiner University
Ryan J. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia
Amid unprecedented mass migrations across the globe stemming from civil wars, political unrest, and economic turbulence, the plight of refugees and migrants weighs heavily on policymakers and concerned citizens. Among these displaced individuals, child migrants and refugees represent an especially vulnerable and largely overlooked category of would-be immigrants. As immigration rhetoric and policies become increasingly harsher, child migrants represent a complex immigrant group with the propensity to evoke compassion and concern. This edited collection aims to provide a rich array of interdisciplinary and multi-method perspectives on child migrants.
We seek a variety of contributions that explore child migrants, be they refugees and asylum-seekers or unaccompanied minors pursuing a better life. We especially welcome interdisciplinary contributions that encompass a variety of disciplinary (e.g., psychology, sociology, history, public policy, cultural studies, literature, etc.), theoretical (e.g., rhetorical, semiotic, post-positivist, interpretivist, critical/cultural, etc.) and methodological (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, mixed-method, etc.) perspectives.
Submissions may address, but are not limited to, the following areas:
1. Child refugees
2. Unaccompanied youth migrants
3. Factors contributing to child migration in home countries
4. Reception of child migrants in host countries
5. Challenges faced by child migrants
6. Historical overview of child migrants
7. Legal procedures for child migrants
All abstract submissions must be original work, not under consideration at any other publication. Abstracts must be typed in MS Word, consist of no more than 250 words, and must address: (a) the specific disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological perspective, (b) the rationale for examining child refugees and migrants, (c) outline the scope of the potential chapter (e.g., case study, survey responses, historical overview, etc.).
Please submit your abstract by email to Mary Grace Antony by April 15, 2016.
Any queries or correspondence may be directed to Mary Grace Antony, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, USA.