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    • PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:54-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv023
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
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    • PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:54-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv025
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Migration Studies - Back Cover
    • PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:54-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv022
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Migration Studies Volume 4 Number 1 March 2016 - Table of Contents
    • PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:54-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv026
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Migration Studies Volume 4 * Number 1 * March 2016 - Front Cover
    • PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv024
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Border displacements. Challenging the politics of rescue between Mare
           Nostrum and Triton
    • Authors: Tazzioli; M.
      Pages: 1 - 19
      Abstract: This article deals with this ongoing spatial and political recrafting of the Mediterranean sea as a space of migration governmentality. It retraces the recent political and spatial transformations occurred with the starting of the military-humanitarian operation Mare Nostrum in the channel of Sicily and then the handover to the Triton operation coordinated by Frontex. The two specific angles from which it tackles this issue are the politics of and over life that is at stake in the government of migration at sea and the politics of visibility that underpins it. In the first section it analyses the politics and the scene of rescue that has been put into place with the start of Mare Nostrum, tacking stock of the re-articulation of military and humanitarian technologies for governing and containing migrant movements. Then, it discusses the recent transformations occurred with Triton operation and the effects on the level of political actions undertaken by activist migrant groups. The article moves on by taking into account the peculiar politics of visibility that is at stake in the government of migration in the Mediterranean.
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv042
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • From lifestyle migration to lifestyle in migration: Categories, concepts
           and ways of thinking
    • Authors: Benson, M; OReilly, K.
      Pages: 20 - 37
      Abstract: This article argues that analytical concepts used in migration (and other) research are most effectively employed empirically when their methodological underpinnings, and the nature of their development, are fully understood. Inductively designed conceptual frameworks developed through long-term qualitative research are a useful way of (re)thinking migration that can free researchers from the constraints of externally-imposed frameworks, categories and conceptualisations. In order to make this argument, we use the concept of lifestyle migration and consider closely the ways in which this term was developed, not to capture a discrete or homogenous category of migrants, but rather as an analytical tool and an alternative way of thinking about migration. Drawing impetus from a close examination of a specific attempt to operationalise lifestyle migration in quantitative research, we are led to consider the political and governance implications of using (migration) labels, and the overlaps and synergies between types of migration understood as practices informed by meanings and understandings. Here, we specifically explore, on the one hand, how economic factors intersect with lifestyle in migration and, on the other hand, the role of lifestyle as imagination, aspiration and way of living in other migration processes not necessarily labelled lifestyle migration.
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv015
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • European mobility and local political incorporation: The case of British
           and Romanian residents in Spain
    • Authors: Ciornei; I.
      Pages: 38 - 58
      Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of European mobility in the field of the political nomination of intra-EU migrants in local elections. The study contributes to the debates in the literature related to immigrant nomination and representation by showing how group resources and political opportunities in the country of residence interact with the political opportunities of the European citizenship regime. It argues that the symbolic and legal status of European identity, representation in the European Parliament and strong links between political institutions in the countries of destination and origin play a positive role in boosting immigrant political entrepreneurs’ visibility vis-à-vis host country political actors. In order to illustrate these findings, the paper provides a qualitative comparison of British and Romanian residents in Spain.
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv018
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • The politics of trans-national belonging: A study of the experiences of
           second-generation Egyptians during a period of socio-political change in
    • Authors: Saey, S; Skey, M.
      Pages: 59 - 75
      Abstract: Building on insights from recent research on ‘return mobilities’ among the second generation, this paper addresses the trans-national practices of young British- and American-born people of Egyptian ancestry and, in particular, their experiences in Egypt during a time of great social and political upheaval. In observing the ways in which many of these individuals effectively operate in their parent’s homelands by drawing on Western credentials or established social networks, we also note how intersections of gender, religion, class and nationality sometimes constrain these activities. In the process, attention is drawn to the hierarchies of belonging that structure trans-national fields and the degree to which struggles for recognition and status are shaped by the demands of host populations, notably during periods when social identities come under sustained scrutiny.
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv019
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Trajectories of migration, social networks and emergent landscapes of
           migrant work
    • Authors: Vasey; H.
      Pages: 76 - 96
      Abstract: This article investigates the formation and impact of trajectories of international migration to (and within) the south-west of England immediately after the accession of the ‘A8’ states to the European Union. In-depth interviews with international migrants to the south-west of England reveal a rich and dynamic landscape of work and migration which helps to shape and reproduce certain trajectories of migration. Whilst such trajectories imply a notable division of opportunity for international migrants to the region, such effects cannot simply be reduced to differences in relative levels of skills and education. Furthermore, these initial routes have long-term effects, limiting what individual migrants may achieve and reinforcing existing routes for future migrants. Significantly, this suggests the importance of unpredictable and fluid interplay of different ‘forces’ within a local context—a complex and iterative (re)production of a dynamic social system—rather than the existence of stable (but bifurcated) labour market outcomes for international migrants.
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv017
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • The post-move satisfaction of internal migrants
    • Authors: Sloan, M. K; Morrison, P. S.
      Pages: 97 - 115
      Abstract: Research on internal migration within and between countries has been dominated by the search for patterns and causes, and while more attention is being paid to the consequences of such movement, only recently has attention shifted to the migrants’ own appraisal of their move. Most models of migration are predicated on the reasonable assumption that migrants will not move voluntarily unless they believe they are going to be better off. It is a big step, however, to then assume that all or even most migrants end up better off. Outcome measures such as wages and income typically show substantial variation around a positive average improvement and a minority typically result in losses. The relatively new body of literature on post-move satisfaction draws attention to the fact that returns to moving can be measured in subjective as well as objective terms and these two reveal considerable variation as to the success of changing where one lives. In this paper we use a unique survey of individuals moving within New Zealand to model the variation in subjective returns to moves both within and between local labour markets (using the attributes of movers and the moves themselves as arguments).
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv013
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Does identity matter?
    • Authors: Koczan; Z.
      Pages: 116 - 145
      Abstract: Motivated by recent debates in the media on multiculturalism and national identities, this paper examines the question of whether identity is just a ‘label’ or whether it matters in affecting outcomes, such as education, employment or political orientation. We begin with an empirical investigation of identity formation, with a focus on parental investment in their child’s identity, and use this to understand the impact of the child’s own identity on own outcomes, a generation later. Our results suggest that identity does not have a significant effect on education, employment and political orientation, thus suggesting that a strong ethnic/ religious minority identity does not constrain the second generation or hamper socio-economic integration.
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv021
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Transit States: Labour, Migration, and Citizenship in the Gulf. Edited by
           Abdulhadi Khalaf, Omar AlShehabi, and Adam Hanieh.
    • Authors: Iskander; N.
      Pages: 146 - 147
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv012
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Transnational Lives in China: Expatriates in a Globalizing City. By Angela
    • Authors: Minot; S.
      Pages: 148 - 150
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv009
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
  • Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility.
           By Hagar Kotef.
    • Authors: McNevin; A.
      Pages: 150 - 152
      PubDate: 2016-03-03T22:35:53-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv016
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
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