Mobilities within the European Union (EU) have changed significantly since the classical intra-regional migrations of the 1950s–1970s. After a period of reduced, less visible flows in the 21st century mobilities increased again, first linked to EU expansion towards the East, and from 2008, with renewed South-North flows following the impact of the Great Recession on Southern European countries. It is in this context that the current volume explores how these recent migrations reflect new and more complex patterns of mobility, increasingly uncertain and unstable, involving both natives and naturalised migrants. It also seeks to unpack the multiple connections between these new migration systems and other systems affecting social protection, gender and citizenship, and how these intersect with other factors such as class, age, race and ethnicity.
The different chapters of the book examine this covering a wide variety of cases, including intra-EU flows from Portugal and Spain, recent Spanish and Latin American migrants in London, Paris and Brussels, and Romanian migration to the UK and France, thus adding to its richness. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and advanced students of Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Gender Studies, Public Policy, and Politics.
It was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. Recent trends in intra-EU mobilities: the articulation between migration, social protection, gender and citizenship systems
Anastasia Bermudez and Laura Oso
2. Continuities in intra-European mobilities: what’s novel in the new Spanish emigration?
Diego López de Lera
3. Portuguese intra-EU migration. The dynamics of an ongoing migration process
Pedro Góis and José Carlos Marques
4. Crossed mobilities: the "recent wave" of Spanish migration to France after the economic crisis
5. Young Spanish au pairs in London: migration and gender tensions in the context of intra-EU mobilities
Almudena Cortés, Beatriz Moncó Rebollo and Fernando Barbosa
6. Feminized precarity among onward migrants in Europe: reflections from Latin Americans in London
7. Remigration of "new" Spaniards since the economic crisis: the interplay between citizenship and precarity among Colombian-Spanish families moving to Northern Europe
8. Beyond the 2008 crisis? Tracing global social protection arrangements amongst onward Andean migrants in Belgium
9. Experiencing whiteness: intra-EU migration of Romanians to Paris and London
Anastasia Bermudez is Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher (Department of Anthropology, Universidad de Sevilla) and scientific associate at CEDEM (Université de Liège). She holds a PhD and MSc in Geography and an MA in Area Studies (University of London). Her research focuses on Latin American migration, migrant politics, and intra-European mobilities.
Laura Oso is Catedrática de Universidad (Full Professor) at the University of A Coruña (Spain), where she coordinates ESOMI (Societies in Movement Research Team). With a PhD in Sociology from the Université de Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, her research focuses on gender and migration, social and spatial mobility, migration, and development.