Call for Papers:Congress on Popular Culture in Puebla, Mexico

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Subject: Call for Papers:Congress on Popular Culture in Puebla, Mexico
From: Jyothi Kanics (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Date: Fri Mar 05 1999 - 18:19:37 EST


Call for Papers: Migration Issues

As part of 29 September - 3 October 1999 Congress on Popular Culture in
Puebla, Mexico

There are a number of significant issues revolving around the theme of
migration as we move into the next century. The three partners in the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are all heir to both internal
and external forces that are propelling movements of people from one part
of the continent to the other. This topic area is interested in the causes
as well as the impact of such migration on both sending and receiving
areas. There are a number of causes ranging from severe economic strains to
the after-effects of catastrophic climatic events such as Hurricane Mitch.

The results of migration can relate to the process of person and social
identity change (for all ages and both genders) as well as social,
economic, and political development in affected areas.

In other words, there is a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches that
are relevant to migration concerns. Some examples of panels that can be
developed could include a focus on any of the following:

        -Economic Development, Migration, and Rural-Urban Movements
        -Gender, Identity, or Age in Migration Issues
        -Natural Disasters and Migration Response
        -Human Rights and Border Crossing
        -Return Migration: Patterns and Effect
        -National or International Retirement Migration
        -Trade-Offs Between Legal and Illegal Migration
        -Trafficking in Migrants
        -Migration Politics and Policy Issues

Area Chair: Lorena Melton Young Otero (English)
             E-Mail: oterol@gemtel.com.mx
             Fax: (52)+(22)+ 46-26-00

For more details on the conference, check the web site:

        http://gente.udlap.mx/~rich/congress99/index.html

Conference Program Chair is Peter Rollins (RollinsPC@aol.com)


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