1st Edition

Geographies of Migration

Edited By Richard Wright Copyright 2016
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    Migration is an enormously broad topic of academic enquiry engaging researchers from many different social science disciplines. A wide variety of contributors from across the globe capture some of the methodological and conceptual range of migration research in the discipline of Geography today. This volume covers a large area geographically and in the expanse of subject areas involved: eighteen chapters investigate migration from, to, or within at least fifteen countries, with several sections spanning multiple places and scales. Many chapters are deeply concerned with vulnerable populations, which is not only a characteristic of much immigration scholarship but also one that connects with other areas of geography. The study of geographical assertions of sovereign power via the discourses of disorder, chaos, and crisis, shows that in these transnational times, national power is being violently reasserted, on, within, and beyond international borders. Other important topics covered include migration and climate change, "illegality", security, government policy, labor, family, and sexual orientation. This book was previously published as a special issue of Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

    1. Migration: An Introduction
    Richard Wright

    2. Moving "Out," Moving On: Gay Men’s Migrations Through the Life Course
    Nathaniel M. Lewis

    3. Being CBC: The Ambivalent Identities and Belonging of Canadian-Born Children of Immigrants
    Audrey Kobayashi and Valerie Preston

    4. Diasporic Families: Cultures of Relatedness in Migration
    Joanna C. Long

    5. Migration, Urbanization, and Political Power in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Clionadh Raleigh

    6. Following Migrant Trajectories: The Im/Mobility of Sub-Saharan Africans en Route to the European Union
    Joris Schapendonk and Griet Steel

    7. North Korean Women’s Narratives of Migration: Challenging Hegemonic Discourses of Trafficking and Geopolitics
    Eunyoung Choi

    8. Environmental Hazards as Disamenities: Selective Migration and Income Change in the United States from 2000–2010
    J. Matthew Shumway, Samuel Otterstrom and Sonya Glavac

    9. Migration Amidst Climate Rigidity Traps: Resource Politics and Social–Ecological Possibilism in Honduras and Peru
    David J. Wrathall, Jeffrey Bury, Mark Carey, Bryan Mark, Jeff McKenzie, Kenneth Young, Michel Baraer, Adam French and Costanza Rampini

    10. The Amenity Principle, Internal Migration, and Rural Development in Australia
    Neil Argent, Matthew Tonts, Roy Jones and John Holmes

    11. "Under the Radar": Undocumented Immigrants, Christian Faith Communities, and the Precarious Spaces of Welcome in the U.S. South
    Patricia Ehrkamp and Caroline Nagel

    12. Enclaves of Rights: Workplace Enforcement, Union Contracts, and the Uneven Regulatory Geography of Immigration Policy
    Virginia Parks

    13. On the Work of Urbanization: Migration, Construction Labor, and the Commodity Moment
    Michelle Buckley

    14. Spaces of Immigrant Advocacy and Liberal Democratic Citizenship
    Helga Leitner and Christopher Strunk

    15. On Distance and the Spatial Dimension in the Definition of Internal Migration
    Thomas Niedomysl and Urban Fransson

    16. The Tactics of Asylum and Irregular Migrant Support Groups: Disrupting Bodily, Technological, and Neoliberal Strategies of Control
    Nick Gill, Deirdre Conlon, Imogen Tyler and Ceri Oeppen

    17. Chaos and Crisis: Dissecting the Spatiotemporal Logics of Contemporary Migrations and State Practices
    Alison Mountz and Nancy Hiemstra

    18. Living the Way the World Does: Global Indians in the Remaking of Kolkata
    Pablo S. Bose

    19. In the "Service" of Migrants: The Temporary Resident Biometrics Project and the Economization of Migrant Labor in Canada
    Rebecca Pero and Harrison Smith


    Richard Wright holds the Orvil E. Dryfoos Chair in Public Affairs and has been a Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College since 1985. With grant support from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Russell Sage Foundation, he has authored more than 70 scholarly papers. His research and teaching focuses on race, residential segregation, and migration.