- Guest editors: Sharry Aiken (Queens University Faculty of Law) and Stephanie J. Silverman
(Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, and Thinking Forward)
- First drafts are due on 30 June 2019
- Please double space and submit as a Word document to: decarceralfutures@queensu.
If you are interested but might require additional time, please also get in touch.
- For more information about submission requirements, see the Taylor and Francis Style
- Any additional queries, comments, or questions to decarceralfutures@queensu.
The SI will serve as a forum for a tripartite dialogue amongst penal abolitionists, No Borders and open borders theorists, and detention experts. It will traverse the theories and practices for progressive change being developed across the three fields. In taking account of subversion and resistance from above and below, the SI will provide a venue to argue how to unite social movements in the struggles against borders, prisons, and detention with a focus on the migration side. The SI will produce a more complete intellectually- and practice-based response to the complex challenges posed by global migration that is free from caging migrants.
We seek to frame the SI with an anti-racist/diversity lens and to highlight women’s voices, emerging scholars’ perspectives, and regional variation in approaches and case studies.
– detention’s complex relationships to other social movements;
– the underappreciated roles of women’s voices and actions in countering or resisting state violence;
– questions of global justice for local anti-detention actions;
– visions for alternative modalities of migration management that are not predicated on incarceration;
– and the interconnections between liberty, legal status and citizenship
Accordingly, the SI aims not to produce a consensus on ways to achieve migrant justice but will instead generate a potentially path-breaking space to explore different interpretations and implications of detention abolitionism.
Manuscript preparation guidelines: Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list). A typical paper should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of references, figure captions, footnotes, endnotes. Any spelling style is acceptable so long as it is consistent within the manuscript.