Print page

Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration

Edited by Katharyne Mitchell, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, Reece Jones, Professor, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Hawai'i and Jennifer L. Fluri, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, US
Border walls, shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, separated families at the border, island detention camps: migration is at the centre of contemporary political and academic debates. This ground-breaking Handbook offers an exciting and original analysis of critical research on themes such as these, drawing on cutting-edge theories from an interdisciplinary and international group of leading scholars. With a focus on spatial analysis and geographical context, this volume highlights a range of theoretical, methodological and regional approaches to migration research, while remaining attuned to the underlying politics that bring critical scholars together.
Extent: 448 pp
Hardback Price: $270.00 Web: $243.00
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78643 602 3
Availability: In Stock
$0.00

Buy the E-Book @ paperback price

Join our mailing list

  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Migration
  • Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Political Geography and Geopolitics
  • Population Studies
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Migration
  • Political Geography and Geopolitics
  • Political Theory
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Migration
Border walls, shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, separated families at the border, island detention camps: migration is at the centre of contemporary political and academic debates. This ground-breaking Handbook offers an exciting and original analysis of critical research on themes such as these, drawing on cutting-edge theories from an interdisciplinary and international group of leading scholars. With a focus on spatial analysis and geographical context, this volume highlights a range of theoretical, methodological and regional approaches to migration research, while remaining attuned to the underlying politics that bring critical scholars together.
 
Divided into six thematic sections, including new areas in critical migration research, the book covers the key questions galvanizing migration scholars today, such as issues surrounding refugees and border militarization. Each chapter explores new themes, expanding on core theories to convey fresh insight to contemporary research.
 
A key resource for migration, refugee and border studies this Handbook provides an in-depth analysis of the topic, covering a vast array of research ideas with a specific focus on the geographical aspects of migration. Scholars working on migration, refugees, asylum, transnationalism, humanitarianism and borders will find this an invaluable read.
‘This Handbook arrives at a significant time, when state and public responses to human mobility have taken a particularly hostile turn. A rich compendium, it examines numerous key spaces, scales, structures and dynamics of migration that characterize our turbulent era.’
– Steven Vertovec, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany

‘By highlighting the intersection of two major themes – qualitative historical change within continuity and the significance of spatial analysis in the mapping of economic and political restructuring – this book advances migration studies and speaks to our precarious challenging times.’
– Nina Glick Schiller, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany

‘This comprehensively framed and engaging collection of essays by leading international geographers provides an innovative global perspective and critical analytic insights for both scholars and advocates into the multiple cultural, social, and political dimensions of international migration – a major contribution to contemporary theoretical and public policy debates.’
– Josh DeWind, Social Science Research Council, US
Contributors: J. Allsopp, I. Ataç, N. Bagheri, A. Blunt, J. Bonnerjee, A. Burridge, M. Casas-Cortes, A. Chikanda, S. Cobarrubias, K. Coddington, M. Collyer, D. Conlon, J. Crush, T. Davies, S. Dhesi, P. Ehrkamp, J.L. Fluri, G. Garelli, N. Gill, M. Gilmartin, C. Goh, M. Griffiths, E. Ho, J. Hyndman, A. Isakjee, R. Jones, B. Kasparek, P. Kelly, S. Kok, A.-K. Kuusisto-Arponen, R.B. Lacy, J. Loyd, K. MacFarlane, C. Maharaj, L. Martin, D.E. Martinez, E. Mavroudi, C. Menjívar, K. Mitchell, B. Muller, P. Pallister-Wilkins, N. Paszkiewicz, T. Raeymaekers, R. Rogers, R. Rotter, A. Sabhlok, R. Sampson, M. Schmidt-Sembdner, A. Secor, J. Slack, E. Steinhilper, S.D. Walsh, H. van Houtum, M. Walton-Roberts, K. Wee, Y. Weima, B. Yeoh
Contents:

Introduction to Critical Geographies of Migration
Katharyne Mitchell, Reece Jones, and Jennifer L. Fluri

PART I New Issues in Critical Migration Research
1. Borders and bodies: Siting critical geographies of migration
Mary Gilmartin and Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen

2. Managing displacement: Negotiating transnationalism, encampment, and return
Yolanda Weima and Jennifer Hyndman

3. Gender, Violence and Migration
Cecilia Menjívar and Shannon Drysdale Walsh

4. The laws of impermanence: Displacement, sovereignty, subjectivity
Timothy Raeymaekers

5. Biometric borders
Benjamin J Müller

PART II Corporeal and Gendered Geographies of Migration
6. Embodied migration and the geographies of care: The worlds of unaccompanied refugee minors
Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen and Mary Gilmartin

7. Corporeal geographies of labour migration in Asia
Brenda S. A. Yeoh, Kellynn Wee, and Charmian Goh

8. Seasonal Migration and the working-class laboring body in India
Anu Sabhlok

9. Embodiment and memory in the geopolitics of trauma
Patrica Ehrkamp, Jenna M. Loyd, and Anna Secor

10. Gendered circular migrations of Afghans: Fleeing conflict and seeking opportunity
Nazgol Bagheri and Jennifer L. Fluri

PART III Borders, Violence, and the Externalization of Control
11. The geography of migrant death: Violence on the U.S.-Mexico border
Jeremy Slack and Daniel E. Martinez

12. 'Ceci n'est pas la migration: The surrealist migration map of Frontex
Henk van Houtum and Rodrigo Bueno-Lacy

13. From preventative to repressive: The changing use of development and humanitarianism to control migration
Michael Collyer

14. Military-humanitarianism
Glenda Garelli and Martina Tazzioli

15. Genealogies of contention in concentric circles: Remote migration control and its Eurocentric geographical imaginaries
Maribel Casas-Cortes and Sebastian Cobarrubias

16. Renationalization and spaces of migration: The European border regime after 2015
Bernd Kasparek and Matthais Schmidt-Sembdner

PART IV Camps, Detention, and Prisons
17. Informal migrant camps
Thom Davies, Arshad Isakjee, and Surindar Dhesi

18. Fractures in Australia’s Asia-Pacific border continuum: Deterrence, detention, and the production of illegality
Kate Coddington

19. Carceral mobility and flexible territoriality in immigration enforcement
Lauren Martin

20. The biopolitics of alternatives to immigration detention
Robyn Sampson

PART V Transnationalism and Diaspora
21. Home and diaspora
Alison Blunt and Jayani Bonnerjee

22. Revisiting diaspora as process: timespace, performative diasporas?
Elizabeth Mavroudi

23. Diasporas and development
Margaret Walton-Roberts , Jonathan Crush and Abel Chikanda

24. Approximating citizenship: Affective practices of Chinese diasporic descendants in Myanmar
Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho

25. Geographies of the next generation: Outcomes for the children of immigrants through a spatial lens
Philip Kelly and Cindy Maharaj

26. Social media and migration: A moral epistemology of Rwandan return
Saskia Kok and Richard Rogers

Part VI Refugees, Asylum, Humanitarianism
27. Contentious subjects: Spatial and relational perspectives on refugee mobilizations in Europe
Elias Steinhilper and Ilker Ataç

28. Law, presence and refugee claim determination
Nick Gill, Jennifer Allsopp, Andrew Burridge, Melanie Griffiths, Natalia Paszkiewicz, and Rebecca Rotter

29. Im/mobility and humanitarian triage
Polly Pallister-Wilkins

30. Contradictions and provocations of neoliberal governmentality in the U.S. asylum seeking system
Deirdre Conlon

31. Counter-mapping, refugees and asylum borders
Martina Tazzioli and Glenda Garelli

32. The sanctuary network: Transnational church activism and refugee protection in Europe
Katharyne Mitchell and Key MacFarlane

Index