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Mobilities and Forced Migration

Edited By Nick Gill, Javier Caletrío, Victoria Mason Copyright 2014
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Whether precipitated by political or environmental factors, human displacement can be more fully understood by attending to the ways in which a set of bodily, material, imagined and virtual mobilities and immobilities interact to produce population movement. Very little work, however, has addressed the fertile middle ground between mobilities and forced migration. This book sets out the ways in which theories of mobilities can enrich forced migration studies as well as some of the insights into mobilities that forced migration research offers.

    The book covers the challenges faced by both forced migrants and receiving authorities. It applies these challenges to regions such as the Middle East, South Asia and East Africa. In particular, the chapter on Iraq to Jordan foced migration tests the sincerity of the concept of Pan-Arabism; the chapters on Bangladesh and Ethiopia deal with the more historically familiar variables of warfare and famine as drivers of forced migration.

    This book will be of value to practitioners in the area of human rights and to scholars of racial and ethnic politics, human geography and globalization.

    This book was published as a special issue of Mobilities.

    1. ‘Introduction’, Nick Gill (Exeter University, UK), Javier Caletrío (Lancaster University, UK), Victoria Mason (Australian National University)

    2: ‘Specters at the Port of Entry: Understanding State Mobilities through an Ontology of Exclusion’, Alison Mountz, Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Associate Professor at Balsillie School of International Affairs

    3: Reconsidering the Problem of ‘Bogus’ Refugees with ‘Socio-economic Motivations’ for Seeking Asylum, Susan E. Zimmermann, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University.

    4: The Im/mobilities of Iraqi Refugees in Jordan: Pan-Arabism, ‘Hospitality’ and the Figure of the ‘Refugee’, Victoria Mason, Australian National University

    5 Confined Offline, Traversing Online Palestinian Mobility through the Prism of the Internet, Miriyam Aouragh, Oxford Internet Institute

    6: Mobilising Images: Encounters of ‘Forced’ Migrants and the Bangladesh War of 1971, Nayanika Mookherjee, University of Durham

    7: Governmentality in Motion: 25 Years of Ethiopia’s Experience of Famine and Migration Policy, Laura Hammond, Birkbeck College, London

    8. Statelessness and Environmental-Induced Displacement: Future Scenarios of Deterritorialisation, Rescue and Recovery Examined, Brad K. Blitz, Kingston University, London


    Nick Gill is senior lecturer in human geography, Exeter University, UK.

    Javier Caletrío is a researcher based at the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University, UK.

    Victoria Mason is lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University.