Calls for papers


International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion
International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion


Special Issue on: "Transmigration, Emotions and Labour"

Guest Editors:
Geraldine Lee-Treweek, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Stephen Taylor, Sociology Department, Northumbria University, UK
Åsa Wettergren, Sociology Department, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Basia Gorna, Independent Social Researcher, UK

This special issue invites you to examine the contemporary issue of migration, emotions and labour. Transmigration challenges us to rethink the ‘emotional order’ of societies and of work and organisations. There is a need to examine how local/national and workplace emotional regimes and codes either are overturned, altered or resist and remain stagnant in the face of the social change that migration between countries brings with it. There are also emerging issues around emotional aspects of migrant identity and, in particular, group membership and belonging. We encourage, therefore, the submission of empirical and theoretical papers that examine the host of themes that arise out of this area.

Subject Coverage
Suitable contributions include but are not limited to:
  • Migration and domestic work
  • Migration, family, friendship and emotions
  • Migrant emotion, public work places and organisations
  • Wellbeing and forced aspects of migration
  • Issues around emotions and the management of transmigration
  • General issues pertaining to emotions and transmigration
We would encourage works that explicate these kinds of issues with a core focus upon difference (for instance, in relation to gender, age, form of migrant status, ethnicity, faith - or lack of it - and disability).

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting full papers are available on the Author Guidelines page. Shorter contributions (up to 3,500 words) from PhD students are also welcome.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 1 June 2011 (extended)