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Migration Studies
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ISSN (Print) 2049-5838 - ISSN (Online) 2049-5846
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [396 journals]
  • The politics of dispersal: Turning Ugandan colonial subjects into
           postcolonial refugees (1967–76)
    • Authors: Cosemans S.
      Pages: 163 - 163
      Abstract: Migration Studies, 2018, 6/1: 99–119. doi:10.1093/migration/mnx024
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mny010
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • Colonized subjects and their emigration experiences. The case of Iranian
           students and their integration strategies in Western Europe
    • Authors: Karimi A; Bucerius S.
      Pages: 1 - 19
      Abstract: During the past decade, Iranian students made up a major immigration wave to European countries. A systematic study of their immigration situation, however, seems absent in the academic literature. In this paper, we are examining Iranian students’ emigration decisions and their chosen integration strategies into their new host societies (Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden) through the concepts of ‘colonial mentality’ and ‘Anglo-conformity’. Based on fieldwork and qualitative interviews with Iranian students, our findings suggest that religio-cultural performances and language skills are the main strategies that Iranian students employ to associate themselves with Westerners before and after emigration. We conclude that the processes of immigration and integration begin long before emigration actually takes place and that the specific historico-political background of Iranian students plays an important role in these processes.
      PubDate: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx033
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Economic remittances, temporary migration and voter turnout in Mexico
    • Authors: García A.
      Pages: 20 - 52
      Abstract: Mexico is one of the largest recipients of international remittances in the world. Although there is increasing evidence of return migration in the country, little is known about the ways in which the impact of remittances on voter turnout differs according to temporary (circular) and permanent forms of migration. This paper aims to contribute to the literature by examining the interactive effect between remittances and return migration. Using a series of quantitative analyses based on aggregate data for all Mexican municipalities that held municipal elections between 2010 and 2012 and participated in the 2012 presidential election, the analysis confirms that voter turnout rates are negatively related to the percentage of households that receive remittances in a municipality. However, it reveals that the negative effect of remittances on voter turnout decreases as the percentage of households with return migrants in a municipality increases. This result is valid across elections at the presidential and municipal levels. The evidence thus confirms that the relationship between remittances and voter turnout varies according to whether emigration is temporary or permanent.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx023
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Immigrants’ labour market outcomes in Italy and Spain: Has the Southern
           European model disrupted during the crisis'
    • Authors: Fellini I.
      Pages: 53 - 78
      Abstract: The article explores the effects of the economic crisis on the common pattern of immigrants’ insertion into the labour market in Italy and Spain, new destination countries for migration flows only since the late 1980s and experiencing a very similar migration phenomenon. The pattern of immigrants’ insertion into the labour market in these two countries is distinctive because it combines a relatively poor risk of unemployment with a huge risk of segregation in low-skilled jobs, just the opposite of what occurs in many other Northern and Continental European countries. Differently from other studies looking at ethnic disadvantages and penalties in the labour market which often consider immigrants as a whole, in this article the differences among immigrants from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America—the largest pools of immigrants in both countries—are considered. Results show that, in spite of the many similarities and the minor differences between the two countries, the crisis has differentiated the common and distinctive pattern, due to the different employment adjustments which has divergently affected immigrants’ labour market outcomes in Italy and Spain.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx029
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Capitalizing on migration: The role of strong and weak ties among Peruvian
           entrepreneurs in the United States, Spain and Chile
    • Authors: Paerregaard K.
      Pages: 79 - 98
      Abstract: How do Peruvian migrants use ethnic entrepreneurship to make headway in their countries of settlement' This article answers this question by using three ethnographic case studies to explore how Peruvian entrepreneurs mobilize resources to open restaurants in the United States, Spain and Chile. The finding is that Peruvian restaurant owners are adept in converting their educational skills and previous work experiences into human capital but that they often lack financial and cultural capital to establish new enterprises. Another insight is that while most Peruvian entrepreneurs use bonding capital to access these resources not all command enough bridging capital to capture customers outside their family and ethnic networks, which is critical to compete on the ethnic restaurant market. A final topic of inspection is the receiving contexts and the opportunity structures in the three countries and the way they facilitate or restrain immigrant entrepreneurships. The article concludes that migration scholars should inquire into the relations of inequality that the concepts of network and social capital gloss over and scrutinize how they shape the bonding and bridging capital immigrant entrepreneurs use to create mixed clienteles.
      PubDate: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx032
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • The politics of dispersal: Turning Ugandan colonial subjects into
           postcolonial refugees (1967–76)
    • Authors: Cosemans S.
      Pages: 99 - 119
      Abstract: This article examines the role of postcolonial diasporic refugees, particularly East African Asian expellees, in international migration policy. It explores similar concerns with postcolonial diasporas and postcolonial identity issues in the homogeneous imagination of the decolonized nation states. Though the focus is on the creation of a global Ugandan Asian diaspora, developments in Kenya, as well as in Britain, and India are crucial keystones of this international history. The desire of these countries to reduce their responsibility for former colonial subjects eventually led to shifting conceptions of citizenship and international dispersal of postcolonial refugees. The Ugandan Asian expulsion became framed as a matter of international concern, rather than a purely British postcolonial problem. This paper claims that the internationalization of refugee resettlement served to cut through ties between the former colonial diaspora and the metropole (Britain) on the one hand and the diaspora and the motherland (India) on the other.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx024
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • The ripple effects of deportations in Honduras
    • Authors: Menjívar C; Morris J, Rodríguez N.
      Pages: 120 - 139
      Abstract: Hondurans have been targeted for deportation since the 1980s, but today their deportations have grown disproportionate to their immigrant population size. They are more likely to face deportation than other targeted groups, such as Mexicans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans. Given Hondurans’ singular position in the deportation system and the dearth of research about this group, we ask: What are the potential short- and long-term consequences of deportation for Honduran migrants, their families, and the broader community' To address this question, we utilize qualitative interviews with deportees, their families, and community members collected in Honduras in 2011 and 2014 as part of a multi-country research project our team conducted on the social impacts of deportations. While our findings in Honduras parallel those in other studies, we capture economic, social, and emotional effects beyond the individual deportees, including non-migrant family members and the broader community that receives them. Our longitudinal approach allows us to capture re-migration patterns as well.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx037
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Using video to promote empathy, reduce xenophobia, and illustrate concepts
           in the study of international migration
    • Authors: Germano R.
      Pages: 140 - 152
      Abstract: Documentary films and nonfiction videos can go a long way toward enriching courses on international migration by helping students visualize concepts, places, and situations they may have difficulty imagining from written and oral descriptions alone. The vivid portrayals offered by films and videos can also help students empathize with and better understand people they may never come into contact with in their daily lives. In this essay, I will discuss some of the films and videos that I find particularly useful for illustrating concepts and perspectives in the study of migration. In selecting these videos, I am interested in demonstrating that migrants are active agents who are motivated to go abroad for clear social, economic, and political reasons, that they are people who solve problems and overcome challenges, and that many migrants make important contributions to their origin countries and destination countries. I am furthermore interested in showing films and videos that provide a window into some of the challenges and complexities involved with immigration policymaking.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx035
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Studies of Migration, Violence and Transnational Relations in the Latin
           America–U.S. Circuit
    • Authors: Escobar C.
      Pages: 153 - 157
      Abstract: Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging.BergUlla D.. New York: New York University Press, 2015. 336 pp. ISBN-10: 1479803464. ISBN-13: 978-1479803460.
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx030
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban
           USA. By Sarah Lynn Lopez.
    • Authors: FitzGerald D.
      Pages: 157 - 159
      Abstract: The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA. By LopezSarah Lynn. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 336 pp. ISBN 978-0-226-20281-5 (pbk).
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx040
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Reduction or deflection' The effect of asylum policy on interconnected
           asylum flows
    • Authors: Brekke J; Røed M, Schøne P.
      Pages: 160 - 160
      Abstract: Jan-Paul Brekke, Marianne Røed and Pål Schøne, Reduction or deflection' The effect of asylum policy on interconnected asylum flows, doi:10.1093/migration/mnw028, 2017, 5/1: 65–96.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx031
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Care as a fictitious commodity: Reflections on the intersections of
           migration, gender and care regimes
    • Authors: Lutz H.
      Pages: 161 - 161
      Abstract: Migration Studies, 2017, 5/3: 356–368.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx059
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Calling for the Super Citizen: Citizenship ceremonies in the UK and
           Germany as techniques of subject-formation
    • Authors: Badenhoop E.
      Pages: 162 - 162
      Abstract: Migration Studies, 2017, 5/3: 409–427.
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx062
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • The ripple effects of deportations in Honduras
    • Authors: Menjívar C; Morris J, Rodríguez N.
      Pages: 164 - 164
      Abstract: Migration Studies, 2018, 6/1: 120–139.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnx041
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
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