Postcolonial migrations

Mains, Susan P, Gilmartin, Mary, Cullen, Declan, Mohammad, Robina, Tolia-Kelly, Divya P, Raghuram, Parvati and Winders, Jamie (2013) Postcolonial migrations. Social and Cultural Geography, 14 (2). pp. 131-144. ISSN 1464-9365

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Abstract

In this commentary, we argue for the relevance and importance of postcolonial theory to the study of migration and mobility. Building on a panel discussion at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, we highlight a number of different ways in which this could take place. We suggest three possible interventions: stretching the boundaries of the spaces of the postcolonial; interrogating the spatial connections that are forged between disparate places through migration; and challenging singular or hierarchical notions of identity and/or place. In these ways, we conclude that postcolonial theory can complicate and enhance our understanding of migration, and that attention to migration research could, in turn, facilitate a ‘social turn’ for postcolonial geographies.

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Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
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Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 09:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75153
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