Scholars are invited to submit an abstract (to be included in a panel proposal) for the 2021 CES Conference which will take place 24-26 June in Reykjavik, Iceland .
Which families belong in Europe? State definitions of what counts as “family” play an important role in defining who gets to migrate to Europe. Admission of families which deviate from dominant norms, such as same-sex/queer families, extended families, or polygamous families, is highly contested. Normative definitions of “family” are closely connected to dominant conceptions of “nationhood”.
This panel explores political contestation over family migration rights for non-normative families in Europe. How do European governments and courts deal with different kinds of families asking permission to live together in Europe? How have migrant rights organisations and/or legal activists intervened to claim family migration rights for non-normative families? Which (dis)continuities do we identify between present and past contestations and regulations of intimacy and belonging?
Please send your paper title and abstract of maximum 250 words to email@example.com no later than 10 October 2020.