MIGRATION, DISPLACEMENT AND RESETTLEMENT
TMYS Review March 2022
in collaboration with
. University of Victoria
For the year 2021-22 TMYS Review is working on the theme of Migration, Displacement and Resettlement.
The series began with Ambition Based Migration by the Indian diaspora in collaboration with the University of Birmingham; followed by Floods Driven Displacement of Victims in collaboration with Environmental Humanities Center, Amsterdam. For December 2021 we are working on Women's Resettlement in association with the Oxford University Press.
TMYS Review March 2022 will explore Forced Migration, focussing on three sub-themes:
(i) Armed Conflict and Violence
(iii) Human trafficking.
Call for Submissions
Stories, Poems and Essays on
Based on any of the three sub-themes defined above.
Migration or movement of people from one place to another has been taking place since time immemorial. In fact, migration is as old as humanity. While voluntary migration or ambition-based migration can largely be dependent on pull factors such as prospect of better economic opportunities or a better life in a new territory, forced migration is a result of push factors such as armed conflict, situations of generalised violence, political intolerance, racism, religious persecution, natural or man-made disasters, hunger, pandemic, gross violation of human rights, and in some cases, human trafficking. Glossary on Migration (International Organization for Migration, 2019) says that forced migration is “a migratory movement which, although the drivers can be diverse, involves force, compulsion, or coercion”.
TMYS Review March 2022, under the current theme of Migration-
(i) Armed Conflict and Violence
(iii) Human trafficking.
Under the scope of the project, we will organize PANEL DISCUSSIONS (listed below) with secondary respondents who have served as witnesses to, or have worked extensively on such issues falling under the three sub-themes listed above. The esteemed speakers will include scholars, professors, researchers, journalists, lawyers, authors and other professionals who have minutely studied the history, culture, occurrence, circumstances, and motive of the moral gatekeepers, the rule-setters, the victims and the criminals, and more, as the case may be. This project endeavours to add to the existing body of study materials on this subject, from the contemporary perspective.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
1. Youth engagement with a network of entities that have researched or contributed towards exposing the factors causing social discrimination and dysfunctionalities.
2. To curate critical insights for global learning and inspiration on the social, political and personal dynamics of Forced Migration in response to the world they inhabit.
3. Invite attention towards the cruelty inflicted upon citizens, leaving them vulnerable and scarred for generations, impacting the society, the economy, the present and future of countries.
THE PROJECT ARCHITECTURE:
1. TMYS Review March 2022 invites essays, short stories or poems on the mentioned theme; the submission must cater to one of the sub-themes.
2. Solo and panel discussions on the sub-themes will be hosted live on TMYS social media.
Please scroll below for DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS for the titles and the delegate speakers.
3. Submissions citing one or more discussions from the DIGITAL CONVERSATION/S for information and inputs will carry additional weightage.
4. A collection of short stories, essays and poems selected by the Global South Colloquium, University of Victoria, will be published in TMYS Review March 2022.
5. The compilation of TMYS Review March 2022 will reach all the delegate speakers engaged in the project and will also reach the digital libraries of the colleges/universities through the professors.
6. The profits from TMYS Review March 2022 will be distributed equally among all winning contributors.
7. Selected contributors will be notified via email. Excerpts from the selected stories and essays will be highlighted on social media in March/April 2022. Other than sending email intimations, all winners will be announced in March 2022 on the social media handles of TMYS: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram.
8. Three winning contributions will receive a Certificate of Excellence from the Global South Colloquium, University of Victoria.
9. Two selected contributors will be in a digital panel with Dr. Neilesh Bose, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair (History), Chair for the Global South Colloquium, University of Victoria, to discuss Research & Writing on Forced Migration.
About THE Global South Colloquium:
The Global South Colloquium series centres the Global South into ongoing conversations about the making of the modern world, posing the Global South as a starting point for discussions about the world-system, its contours, inequities, and sources of power, not organized by geography but placement within global histories and practices.
Says Dr. Neilesh Bose - Canada Research Chair, Global & Comparative History, University of Victoria,"As a historian of globalization as well as a historian of South Asia and its diasporas, I eagerly look forward to engagement with topic of Forced Migration from the widest and most comprehensive analytical angles as possible, from the intensely localized vantage points of lived experiences to large-scale dimensions of war, displacement, disease, and conflict."
THE DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS
TMYS Facebook LIVE with global thought-leaders. Topics, Date/Time & Speakers are listed below.
I. ARMED CONFLICT & VIOLENCE
The issue of identity fragmentation encountered by the people who migrate during partition; and their attempt to reconstruct a new identity after resettlement.
The traumatic psychological effects that befall migrants who are forced to leave their homeland during war or conflict situations.
The effects of forced migration on the lives of women and children.
The effects of war, partition and forced migration on the host country and the resultant response of the host communities.
How successfully literature and cinema have illustrated partition and exodus, migration and their effects on people and culture.
The effects of war and forced migration on disabled refugees and the barriers faced by them while resettling in a new land.
II. The PANDEMIC
How the pandemic has uprooted and dislocated millions of people - be it the migrant labourers, or white collar professionals.
How children from low-income families are being compelled to make a reverse journey from the path to progress and how dangerous it is for a society, an economy, a country and a civilization.
The psychological repercussions of the sudden displacement caused by the loss of lives, livelihoods, or standards of living.
Men's migration to embrace the domestic, and to what extent and for how long it has happened.
How loss of employment is contributing to a surge in prostitution and other such alternate employments.
Physical and psychological migration of the medical fraternity, retail delivery professionals, and others to work around the clock during the pandemic, and how they were subjected to 'social distancing'.
III. HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The disparity between governmental laws and policies for the safeguarding of victims of trafficking and their implementation on ground.
The issue of sex trafficking, its surrounding abolitionist discourse and the double exploitation of women and children.
The psychological consequences of significant human rights violations and mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, suicidal tendencies, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The aspects of child trafficking, its causes, prevention, and laws especially keeping India’s north-east in focus.
The idea behind trafficking for coerced labour, also known as ‘modern day slavery’ from an economic perspective.
LGBTQ+ vulnerabilities to human trafficking from a socio-cultural perspective and understanding how trafficking legislations disproportionately prosecute the queer community.
SPEAKER: Rachana Mudraboyina
1. TMYS Review invites short stories, poems or essays on the above-mentioned theme. All submissions to TMYS Review that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected.
2. The submissions MUST justify either or more of the sub-themes mentioned above. The content doesn't need to restrict to Indian situations. We welcome contributions on and from other parts of the world.
3. Selected submissions will be published in TMYS Review March 2022.
4. The contributors are free to refer to our digital conversations with the delegates (details above). At the end of the submission files, the citation must mention the referred talks if consulted.
(Submissions with such citations will carry greater weightage for selection/recognition.)
5. The short stories could be fiction or nonfiction, 1200-2000 words.
The essays should be 2500-3000 words. Essay submissions should be accompanied by an Abstract (no more than 300 words). Works cited in essays should follow MLA8 format.
Submission upto 5 poems will be accepted against each registration.
6. Only original and previously unpublished work will be considered.
7. LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION: 30TH JANUARY 2022
8. All submissions should be accompanied with the bio-brief (around 150 words) and photograph of the author.
9. All submissions should be in word files, to be attached and emailed to email@example.com; while making a submission, mention in the subject line <the title of the essay/story/poem, name of the delegate speaker in citation (if it applies) and March 2022.
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11. A participation fee of INR 200/- (USD 3) will be charged per contribution. This is a non-refundable fee, but we will do our best to cooperate in case you have made an error that can be corrected to help you resubmit. In each such case, our decision will be final.
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