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: Mobilities and Forced Migration 2: Specters at the Port of Entry: Understanding State Mobilities through an Ontology of Exclusion 3: Reconsidering the Problem of ‘Bogus’ Refugees with ‘Socio-economic Motivations’ for Seeking Asylum 4: The Im/mobilities of Iraqi Refugees in Jordan: Pan-Arabism, ‘Hospitality’ and the Figure of the ‘Refugee’ 5 Confined Offline, Traversing Online Palestinian Mobility through the Prism of the Internet 6: Mobilising Images: Encounters of ‘Forced’ Migrants and the Bangladesh War of 1971 7: Governmentality in Motion: 25 Years of Ethiopia’s Experience of Famine and Migration Policy 8. Statelessness and Environmental-Induced Displacement: Future Scenarios of Deterritorialisation, Rescue and Recovery Examined