Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration (Journal)

ISSN 23977140 , ONLINE ISSN 23977159

Transient migration due to the global movements of people for work, study and lifestyle is part of everyday life. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration is devoted to providing a platform that explores and investigates the complexities of transient migration. It aims to map the experiences of transient migrants as they engage and interact with communities that are linked both to their home and host nations and to analyse the effects of transient migration as a global, national and communal phenomenon. The journal’s  focus is on how transient migrants cope with transience and how transient migration affects individuals, communities and nations before, during and after the period of transience.

By placing emphasis on transience, Transitions provides an avenue for the interpretation of temporality and unsettledness, which it considers significant and affective. Societies, communities, individuals and cultures are, thus, in a constant yet fluctuating state of transition. 

Category: Cultural Studies


Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Transitions aims to provide a platform that explores and investigates the complexities of transient migration and to map the experiences of the growing number of transient migrants as they engage and interact with communities that are linked both to their home and host nations. The journal seeks to look at the ways in which transient migration affects individuals and communities in this transitional yet significant period. Its scope includes, but is not limited to, themes of belonging, identity, networks, nation, culture, religion, race and ethnicity, gender and memory while incorporating the roles played by various platforms to facilitate these themes such as media, politics, policy, economy and the creative industries.


Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Notes for Contributors Download

Call for Papers –  ‘Contemporary Dynamics of the Future of Work, the Platform Economy and Transient Migrants’ Download


General Issues

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Transitions is a multi-disciplinary journal which brings together individual scholars and groups working across the humanities and social sciences and, includes the ares of media, politics, culture, history, policy, economy and the creative industries. Transitions will focus on but is not limited to themes such as belonging, identity, networks, nation, culture, religion, race and ethnicity, gender, precarity, memory, agency, community, quotidian encounters and homecoming and the roles various platforms play within these themes.  

Submission to Transitions are welcome all year.  We welcome both qualitative and quantitative studies and will be issuing calls for themed issues every year. Your paper may address any of the themes above or highlight an issue not within that list. Please email your manuscript of no more than 8,000 words (including references) to our editors Catherine Gomes and Susan Leong at transitions.ed@gmail.com. Transitions uses the Harvard Style of referencing but you are requested to refer to Intellect House Style Guidelines for a guide on the referencing and writing styles that apply. Submissions not in line with the house styles will not be considered. You should receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 10 days.

CFR: Call For Reviews / Practitioners Review

Transitions seeks scholastic reviews on the latest books, practices, policies, media and interviews with practitioners as they relate to our journal. If you have something you would like us to review or a review that you would like to write, please send your inquiry to Peidong Yang at review.transitions@gmail.com.

Download the Notes for Contributors here

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

 

Special Issues

‘Contemporary Dynamics of the Future of Work, the Platform Economy and Transient Migrants’

Guest editors: 

Dr Emsie Arnoldi, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (emsie.arnoldi@rmit.edu.au)

Dr Rachelle Bosua, Ass Professor, Open University, Netherlands (rachelle.bosua@ou.nl)

Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia

Overcoming the structural, spatial and temporal dimensions of human work and employment interferences in complex ecosystems has received ongoing attention from researchers for decades and is the subject of ardent debate. Digital transformation, for example, the process of adopting new digital technologies to create new or modify existing business processes, is rapidly changing work and the nature of work, where, when and how people work. These changes have been evolving over the last decades toward mobility and flexibility of workers. The trend towards a more flexible, mobile working model, whilst holding significant advantages for global and local economies, environment and ultimately, alternative work models, also replacing ‘jobs’ with ‘tasks’ and influencing employment relationships by reshaping them or creating new ones, but they all are characterised by increased flexibility and ‘labour on demand’. This trend is enhanced by transient migration due to the global movement of people for work, overall low market stability, and new economic models, including the platform economy, which creates a parallel dimension to the traditional service industry. The platform economy is becoming an important source of income for people on the move in both developed and developing countries and reduces barriers in finding opportunities to engage in productive activity. As an unintended consequence, it may promote inclusion for women, persons with disabilities, people in remote areas, and migrant and transient workers.

Moreover, the platform economy has enabled jobs to be flexible, translocated, transitory, temporarily transient, thus enabling the creation of entirely new types of work such as digital, virtual and transient labour.

We have very little information on how transient migrants cope with these changes. Thus, this special issue will address the question how mobile and flexible work create value in work for the transient worker, their coping mechanisms, how the boundaries between play and work connected with the consumptions and co-creation of goods and services are altered as well as how these new trends affect the private life, family life, networks, sense of belonging and identity of individual transient migrant individuals and communities.

The due date for complete high-quality paper submissions is 15 August 2020. All manuscripts will be reviewed in a double-blind review process. Your original work may be submitted by email to Dr Emsie Arnoldi (emsie.arnoldi@rmit.edu.au) or Dr Rachelle Bosua (rachelle.bosua@ou.nl).

Please download the full Call for Papers above. 

Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

Editorial Board

Basil Alzougool
Arab Open University, Kuwait

Shanton Chang
University of Melbourne, Australia

Ka-Kin Cheuk
Rice University, USA

Meng-Hsuan Chou
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Suganthi John
Birmingham University, UK

Zhang Juan
University of Bristol, UK

Laavanya Kathiravelu
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Sin Yee Koh
Monash University, Malaysia

Phan Le Ha
Universiti Brunei Darussalam and University of Hawaii at Manoa

Antje Missbach
Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut für, University of Freiburg, Germany

Emmanuel Nathan
Australian Catholic University, Australia

Nana Oishi
University of Melbourne, Australia

Edward Pember
Central Queensland University, Australia

Katie Richardson
International Education Consultants Australia

Nadia Rook
University of Western Australia, Australia

Mary Ann Seow
ISANA, Australia

Jolynna Sinanan
University of Sydney, Australia

Hannah Soong
University of South Australia, Australia

Jonathan Tan
Case Western Reserve University, USA

Ly Tran
Deakin University, Australia

Orlando Woods
Singapore Management University, Singapore

Anjeline de Dios
Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Advisory Board

Pal Ahluwalia
The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Fanta Aw
American University, USA

Xiang Biao
Oxford University, UK

Val Colic-Peisker
RMIT University, Australia

Fred Dervin
University of Helsinki, Finland

Farida Fozdar
University of Western Australia, Australia

Heather Horst
RMIT University, Australia

Lily Kong
Singapore Management University, Singapore

Gracia Liu-Farrer
Waseda University, Japan

Simon Marginson
UCL Institute of Education, UK

Fran MARTIN
University of Melbourne, Australia

Deane Neubauer
APHERP, East-West Center, USA

Fazal Rizvi
University of Melbourne, Australia

Supriya Singh
RMIT University, Australia

Amy Stambach
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Elisa Costa Villaverde
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Johanna Waters
Oxford University, UK

Brenda Yeoh
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

 
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  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Cover date: 2017


Founder and Editor

Catherine Gomes
RMIT University
catherine.gomes@rmit.edu.au

Editors

Peidong Yang
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
y.peidong@gmail.com

Michiel Baas
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
michielbaas@yahoo.com

Reviews Editor

Helena Hof
University of Zurich, Switzerland
helena.hof@aoi.uzh.ch

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