Would you like to write for Routed?
Call for submissions: Movement and religion (December 2021).
Movement and religion are intimately related, from faith-based mandates of pilgrimage and proselytism to religiously driven displacement and exclusion. Religions have also been influenced by mobility and diverse cultural encounters and shaped by them into new local forms. At the same time, faith or spirituality can be a key source of sustenance for people on the move, physically (e.g. when receiving shelter or provisions from religious groups) or spiritually, as a source of hope. Religious leaders often operate as cultural brokers, facilitating or shaping the incorporation of newcomers into receiving societies; while differences in beliefs can cause generational conflicts within migrant communities. For this issue, we are looking for contributions that address the topic of movement and religion in any of its forms.
You can read more about our next issue here.
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Beside the proposed topic, we are also keen on receiving pieces that analyse current news about migration and (im)mobility, or reflect on cultural developments related to these topics. Articles should address a broad audience, made of experts and non-experts, and should be originally written in English or Spanish.
If you are interested in proposing a submission, please send us a short abstract no longer than 250 words via email to: RoutedMagazine@gmail.com.
Forthcoming [CLOSED]: The language of migration (October 2021).
In the media, institutions, academia and day-to-day conversations, the language used when discussing migration impacts the ways in which we perceive human mobility and how we define our own positions within it and towards it. Words are complex and multi-layered, as they reflect the diverse realities, narratives and structures involved in migration; and at the same time, language is also a political arena where the lines of inclusion and exclusion are drawn. For this issue, we are looking for contributions that critically analyse migration-related concepts, dive into the history of words in migration, examine how anti-immigrant rhetoric spreads, and analyse the use of language by migrant communities as a form of resistance.
This call for submissions is already closed, but you can read more about our upcoming issue here.