Conf/CfP - Mixed Marriages in Europe and Beyond, 1945 to Brexit, 2022, University of Munster, Germany

Publish Date: Jun 11, 2022

Deadline: Oct 15, 2022

In light of increasing migration and the controversy surrounding it in the public sphere, binational, bicultural and interethnic relationships take on a special role. In migration research, they are generally regarded as indicators of not only how permeable certain societies are, but also the extent to which diversity is accepted. The way in which such relationships are handled allows us to understand how certain social actors have dealt with cross-border intimacy at certain times.
For the last seventy-five years war, civil war, and the collapse of empires have fueled large-scale population movements on a global scale. In addition, differential rates of development have also contributed to the push and pull of population movements. Refugees fleeing war zones, occupying military forces, prisoners of war (both their absence from home or their presence among enemy civilians), foreign labor, and economic migrants all represent challenges to the comfortable homogeneity of society. Bringing disparate populations into proximity can lead to conflict, but it can also produce intimate relationships of choice. Taking marriage and the formation of mixed families as the nexus of analysis exposes the intersection of large-scale social, economic, and political processes with the intimate life of individuals and families.

Additional proposals for contributions to a special issue of Genealogy entitled "Mixed Marriages in Europe and Beyond, 1945 to Brexit." In order to expand the range of topics addressed and to further explore the transnational aspects of this general topic, we seek essays that address the emergence of mixed families as a consequence of Soviet policies of forced migration to central Asia, essays that explore the links between Europe and South America, the links between Europe and North Africa, the impact of transnational adoption on the formation of transnational families, familed marriages, divorce and the role of international private law, the legacies of fascism in terms of marriage poicy/racism, transnational marriages over the "Iron curtain," as well as the impact of the integration encouraged by the EU on transnational family formation and the subsequent impact of Brexit on such families.

Genealogy is an open access scholarly journal, and so has a fee structure, although in recongition of pandemic conditions , fees are subject to negotiation.  

Those interested in submitting a contribution should get in touch with one of the co-edditors. They would be happy to answer any questions.

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