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City & Community: Advanced Industrialized Countries

Tuesday, April 18, 2017  
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The Editors of City & Community invite submissions on the topic of immigration in Advanced Industrialized countries. The essays will appear in a new feature we are introducing, entitled "Institutions," in which a select group of accomplished scholars reflects on a theme or topic central to urban sociology. The essays will appear in Volume 16, Issue 3 (September 2017) of the journal.

Immigration during the industrial era had an enormous impact on the discipline of sociology and many of the foundational concepts in the field were formulated during that era. Scholars from the Chicago School, such as Robert Park, Ernest Burgess and Louis Wirth articulated some of the first theories and studies regarding immigrants and urban life, including social exclusion, inclusion and disorganization. Post World War II, fears of mass immigration, and communism fueled the American public, but the passage of the Hart Celler Act in 1965 altered immigration in America by abolishing immigration quotas, and opened the doors to millions across the world. In the wake of recent discussions that wish to limit immigration to the United States, we are asking you and other expert scholars to consider the role of immigrants in neighborhood change and dynamics. We are open to essays that consider change from a number of perspectives, such as cultural, demographic and economic. Both the processes and outcomes of such change, as well as theoretical perspectives on neighborhood change could be considered.

We invite you to submit abstracts by Friday May 5th to City & Community’s managing editor, Dr. Nadia Mian at For the final essay, we would like you to limit your paper to no more than 2000 words. We realize this is hardly sufficient to provide a comprehensive commentary. You may focus on a particular substantive issue, or you may address some general theoretical, methodological and/or analytic concerns. However, please note that the forum is intended to reach a wide constituency of those who read urban sociology. Thus, we hope you may direct your comments to a general audience.

Final papers are due June 7th, 2017.


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