Culture, Agriculture, Food, & Environment (CAFE) Special Issue 42(2), December 2020
UPDATED Deadline: April 15, 2020
Guest Co-Editor: Teresa Mares (University of Vermont)
CAFE Co-Editors: Megan Styles (University of Illinois Springfield) & Debarati Sen (Kennesaw State University)
In this special issue of CAFE, we investigate the ways that contemporary immigration policies, practices, debates, and discourses influence the lives, perspectives, and practices of farmers and food producers in the United States. We invite papers based on original ethnographic research in any location where those who invest their labor in food and farming have been affected by emergent immigration debates and policies, especially those embraced by the US Labor Department under President Trump. We define “farmers and food producers” in this issue as anyone who contributes their labor (physical and/or intellectual) to the cultivation, harvest, processing, distribution, or marketing of agricultural goods. Papers might investigate:
- the ways that farmers and farm workers frame their personal stake in contemporary immigration debates and policies;
- the roles played by farmers and farm workers in immigration activism and policy organizing;
- the ways that farmer livelihood and well-being are tied to immigration policies and debates at any scale (local, regional, national, international);
- forms of violence experienced by immigrant and/or minority farm workers as a result of contemporary immigration policies and debates;
- the ways in which race, class, gender, ethnicity, etc., intersect with changing immigration discourse and policy to impact farming, related activisms, and farm-worker well-being;
- conflicts among or within farming communities caused by or linked to changing immigration discourses and policies;
- inequalities, instabilities, and insecurities associated with changing immigration discourses and policies;
- the social, economic, political, and ecological effects of changing immigration policies;
- the historical or legal context surrounding immigration, labor, and agriculture in the United States;
- how immigration issues, policies and discourses affect specific agricultural sectors in the US (e.g. organic vegetable growers, hemp producers, dairy farmers, etc.)
- the ways that farmers and farming communities outside the United States are affected by changing US immigration policies and discourses (e.g. the H2-A visa program)
We invite submissions based on original research framed within the literature in anthropology and related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Submissions should offer clear theoretical interventions, methodological approaches, and scholarly arguments. However, we also encourage authors to consider making policy recommendations and to clearly articulate the applied aspects of their work. Manuscripts should not exceed 6500 words (including references).
Culture, Agriculture, Food, and Environment (CAFE) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Anthropological Association. For more information about the journal or to browse our current and back issues visit: http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cuag. More information about style and citation requirements can be found on our Author Guidelines page: https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/21539561/about/author-guidelines Manuscripts can be submitted using our ScholarOne online submission portal: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/americananthro-cafe.
To be included in the December 2020 special issue, manuscripts must be received by April 1, 2020. If you have any questions about this CFP or the submission process, please contact Teresa Mares (Guest Co-Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Megan Styles & Debarati Sen (CAFE Co-Editors, email@example.com).