Call for contributors: Handbook of Displacement / by Katherine Brickell

 Boeung Kak eviction site, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Photo: Ben Woods)

Boeung Kak eviction site, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Photo: Ben Woods)

This is a call for chapters to be part of the ‘Handbook of Displacement’. It will be published by Palgrave in 2019. 

The Handbook of Displacement will offer an interdisciplinary intervention into studies of displacement in the Global North and Global South. While the study of displacement is usually framed in terms of refugees and those displaced by war, conflict or environmental disaster, the handbook questions the limits of official definitions of displacement and reveals the diverse circumstances in which people can be forced into mobility or immobility in and over different space/times. It does so through a wide-ranging collection of conceptual, methodological and empirical chapters from scholars across the humanities and social sciences, as well as practitioners and activists who are involved in interpreting, subverting, and resisting displacement across the world.

Together as co-editors from Royal Holloway Geography, we have commissioned the majority of chapters but are looking to find contributors for the following chapters/sections:

Conceptual Perspectives on Displacement (3,000 words inc. of references):

- Bio and/or necropolitics of displacement

- Political economy of displacement

- Human rights and rights-based approaches to displacement

Technologies of Displacement (up to 5,000 words inc. of references):

- Artwashing

 

Journeys of Displacement (up to 5,000 words inc. of references):

- Gender-based violence

- Sensory journeys of displacement

 

Traces of displacement (up to 5,000 words inc. of references):

- Journalism

 

Materialities of displacement (up to 5,000 words inc. of references):

- The smart phone

- Museums and curation

 

Representations of Displacement (up to 5,000 words inc. of references):

- Displacement on screen/film

- Memorialising displacement

- Sound and displacement

 

Resisting displacement (up to 5,000 words inc. of references):

- Performing displacement and trauma: Dance and theatre

 

Further information:

- If you would like to contribute a chapter on any of these themes, please do get in contact. We ask that interested contributors (single or co-authored) email Katherine (katherine.brickell@rhul.ac.uk) in the first instance. A working title and chapter abstract will then be needed by June 12 2018. The section editor will liaise with you on this. 

- If you have a suggestion for a different chapter which fits under these section headings then we are open to considering it.

- The deadline for chapter drafts to the editorial team is ideally by October 29 2018 but if longer is required, please do flag. 

- The chapters are intended as short syntheses/overviews of knowledge and debates in a particular area. 

- We are happy to provide section descriptions and any further information to interested authors to support their contribution.

 

Thank you!

 

Katherine Brickell (Pete Adey, Janet Bowstead, Vandana Desai, Mike Dolton, Alasdair Pinkerton, and Ayesha Siddiqi)