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    Postcolonial migrations


    Mains, Susan P. and Gilmartin, Mary and Cullen, Declan and Mohammad, Robina and Tolia-Kelly, Divya P. and 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.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: migration; postcolonial theory; identity; place; power;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8860
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2012.753468
    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Gilmartin
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 11:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Social and Cultural Geography
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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