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Displacement, belonging, and migrant agency in the face of power, edited by Tamar Mayer and Trinh Tran

This book centres the voices and agency of migrants by refocusing attention on the diversity and complexity of human mobility when seen from the perspective of people on the move; in doing so, the volume disrupts the binary logics of migrant/refugee, push/pull, and places of origin/destination that have informed the bulk of migration research. Drawn from a range of disciplines and methodologies, this anthology links disparate theories, approaches, and geographical foci to better understand the spectrum of the migratory experience from the viewpoint of migrants themselves. The book explores the causes and consequences of human displacement at different scales (both individual and community-level) and across different time points (from antiquity to the present) and geographies (not just the Global North but also the Global South). Transnational scholars across a range of knowledge cultures advance a broader global discourse on mobility and migration that centres on the direct experiences and narratives of migrants themselves. Both interdisciplinary and accessible, this book will be useful for scholars and students in Migration Studies, Global Studies, Sociology, Geography, and Anthropology
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1 Displacement, belonging, and migrant agency in the face of power: challenging paradigms in migration studies / Tamar Mayer and Trinh Tran -- Part I Regimes of belonging -- Chapter 2 Out of place in antiquity / Elena Isayev -- Chapter 3 Reimagining "refugee" protection: beyond improving the status quo / Jennifer Hyndman -- Chapter 4 Governance of migration in South Asia: the need for a decolonial approach / Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury -- Chapter 5 Lives on the move: experiences of exclusion, vulnerability, and resilience of Venezuelan forced migrants in Peru / Luisa Feline Freier and Andrea Kvietok -- Part II Drivers of displacement -- Chapter 6 War and forced migration in medieval Iberia (1085–1266): between Al-Andalus and the feudal world / J. Santiago Palacios -- Chapter 7 Migration and modern slavery: perspectives in Africa to Europe migration / Olayinka Akanle -- Chapter 8 The anxious integration of former enclave or "new" citizens in North Bengal, India / Nasreen Chowdhory and Shamna Thacham Poyil -- Chapter 9 Climate and non-climate stressors, internal migration, and belonging in Ghana / Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong and Dinko Haanaan Dinko -- Chapter 10 Henancun in Beijing, a parallel society in the makingJia Feng and Guo Chen -- Part III Re-creating home away from home -- Chapter 11 Uprooted: living between two worlds - German postwar refugee: narratives on displacement and exile / Andreas Kossert and Tamar Mayer -- Chapter 12 Palestine in exile: blurring the boundaries and re-creating the homeland / Anne Irfan -- Chapter 13 Displacement, diaspora, and statelessness: framing the Kurdish case / Naif Bezwan and Janroj Yilmaz Keles -- Chapter 14 What makes a place a home?: Syrian refugees’ narratives on belonging in Turkey / Doğuş Şimşek -- Chapter 15 "This is about making family": creating communities of belonging in schools serving refugee-background students / Shawna Shapiro -- Part IV Gender, sexuality, age, and belonging -- Chapter 16 "I Am Not Alone": Rohingya women negotiating home and belonging in Bangladesh’s refugee camps / Farhana Rahman and Nafay Choudhury -- Chapter 17 Journeys of belonging: Latina migrant lesbians in Long Beach, California / Sandibel Borges -- Chapter 18 The welfare state and affective citizenship in Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizen / Ben Suzuki Graves -- Chapter 19 Navigating the regime of illegality: experiences of migration and racialization among 1.5-generation Mexican migrant women / Heidy Sarabia, Laura Zaragoza, and Alejandra Aguilar -- Part V Challenges to migration research -- Chapter 20 Refusal and migration research: New possibilities for feminist social science / Emily Mitchell-Eaton and Kate Coddington -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 344 p.), ill.
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