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Connected Sociologies of Migration and Citizenship: an interview with Gurminder K Bhambra

Michaela Benson talks with Gurminder Bhambra about the value of this perspective for opening up conversations about migration and citizenship in Britain.

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What Role Does Race Play in the Experience of Migration? 

Illustration: ‘Journeys’ by Pardafash Doğuş Şimşek “Some people are racist. They are not treating me like a human being because of my skin color. I earn less than other workers. I often do not feel safe when walking on the street. I had a lot of bad experiences. I don’t want to tell, because I […]

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It Was Tomorrow: Collaborative Ethnographic Film and Co-Creative Research With People Who Have Experienced Illegal Migration

Alexandra D’Onofrio How should social researchers bring fantasies and events of people’s past into life? It was Tomorrow (2018, 53mins, Italy/UK: the University of Manchester, distribution: RAI, https://raifilm.org.uk/films/it-was-tomorrow/) is an experimental ethnographic film on the topic of migration, that was produced as part of collaborative social research that brought together ethnographic fieldwork methods with creative […]

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Thinking on Experienced Borders in the Self-Quarantine

F. Güzin Ağca-Varoğlu Borders are discussed in terms of both the geographic locations of nation-states or unions and social locations in everyday life practices and spaces. Global migrations cause borders to be questioned. Providing a perspective on the subject, autoethnographic narrative allows me to switch between self and society. In this sense, I cannot actually […]

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The Paradox of Dual Citizenship – Challenging the Personal and the Political

Illustration: ‘Bureaucracy’ by Pardafash Themrise Khan On the surface, dual citizenship appears an attractive proposition. Some are born with it. Others have to struggle to earn it. Some identify with both the dualities they hold. Others prefer only one. All have to adhere to some level of political arrangements by states in order to sustain […]

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Book Review: Here, There and Elsewhere by Shams

Here, There and Elsewhere. The making of immigrant identities in a globalized world (2020) by Tahseen Shams, published by Stanford University Press.  Tahseen Shams is Assistant Professor of Sociology and the 2020-21 Bissell-Heyd Research Fellow of the Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from University […]

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Book Review: Gringolandia by Hayes

Gringolandia: Lifestyle Migration under Late Capitalism (2018) by Matthew Hayes, published by University of Minnesota Press. Matthew Hayes is Associate Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, Canada. His research develops a global sociology of lifestyle migration, focused on the relational experience and ongoing global […]

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‘To belong, or not to belong – that is the question?’- Ethnicity as an Ethno-gendered Experience

Sangeeta Roy As the here and there change , who we are to be and do and become also changes … in each particular place people want their way for us … but we are everywhere… I mean both here and there. So, who should we become? I am a girl from this city, this […]

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Everyday Survival in the Southern Caribbean

Illustration: ‘Police brutality’ by Pardafash Elron Elahie and Shelene Gomes Migration is often thought of as being motivated by aspirations for a better life. By contrast, in this post we highlight the struggles for survival – to stay alive and to meet basic needs for food, shelter and safety – in the case of migrants, […]

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How does it Feel to Be an Iraqi Refugee? Precarity, Uncertainty, and Resistance

Jared Keyel Introduction Individuals who arrive in the United States seeking refuge must navigate social and political contexts that are rife with tensions and contradictions. Refugee status confers legal rights to residence and a path to American citizenship. However, possession of legal residence or citizenship does not necessarily simultaneously open substantive possibilities to engage in […]

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Image-Makers in Residence: Nando Sigona & Marie Godin

“In the shadow of Brexit” is a participatory photo and audio project with EU families and Eurochildren in Britain. Follow on instagram.

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Introducing February’s theme: Migrations

Paul Jones and Priya Sharma share what we’ve got planned across our digital platforms this month.

Illustration: ‘Journeys’ by Pardafash.

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