Call for Papers: Death and Migration: Perspectives from the Post-Soviet Space

Article published on 22 January 2021 | Catégorie(s) : Events

Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales

Calendar and Modalities:

This dossier proposes to take up a research theme that has undergone a strong renewal of interest in recent years, that of “death and migration.” This dossier aims to shed light on an area which has been little studied from this angle (the post-Soviet space) and to develop an approach which focuses on the management of bodies ‘dead in the distance’ (deaths _in_ migration, deaths _due_ to migration). This dossier also focuses on the effects of a certain proximity to death on the practices of foresight and mutual aid (when they exist) in the migratory context, as well as their impacts on migration as a whole. Two thematic axes will guide the contributions: the first concerns the practical modalities of the management of dead bodies abroad; the second concerns mitigating and solidarity practices in relation to the proximity of death in migration.

Coordination: Juliette Cleuziou (assistant professor at the anthropology department of the University Lumière-Lyon 2), Françoise Lestage (anthropologist, professor, URMIS, University of Paris/CNRS/IRD – casier 7027 – 75205 Paris cedex 13; and Julien Thorez (geographer, research Fellow, CERMI-CNRS-Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-EPHE-INALCO – 27, rue Paul Bert – 94204 Ivry-sur-Seine;

Deadline to send abstracts : March 1st, 2021