I would like to call for papers for a panel organized during the 7th Iberian Congress of African Studies which will take place from 9 to 11, September 2010 in Lisbon.
We welcome proposals in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
Proposals have to be made before 15 April via the online form at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ciea7
, not by email.
Here is the link for more information: http://cea.iscte.pt/ciea7/en/index.html
Thanks in advance,
#4 The suffering of migrants and refugees of/in Africa and their caregivers:
new models, new practices, new actors
Chiara Pussetti (CRIA/ISCTE-IUL) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginie Tallio (CEA/ISCTE-IUL) - Virginie.Christine.Tallio@iscte.pt
This panel focuses on suffering and trauma experiences of migrants and refugees in Africa and in Europe. Although this is already widely studied, and even if these populations are both targeted as "vulnerable" and "in crisis", few studies investigate the similarities and discrepancies between the experiences of migrants from Africa to Europe and in Africa and between the apparatus implemented in order to take them into charge. Moreover, new phenomena occur which lead to changes in the way care is given: hardening of migration policies, environmental refugees, growing importance of corporations in the humanitarian aid...
The panel in the first place will explore the social, economic, political and emotional complexity of the episode of migration and of the structural uncertainty characterizing migrants' "new" life in Europe and in Africa. Thus, and consequently, it will study the contemporaneous models and practices of humanitarian aid and social care and their evolution it faces to adapt to new actors and new contexts.