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Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration

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ISBN 9780367368470
October 14, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This edited volume approaches waiting both as a social phenomenon that proliferates in irregularised forms of migration and as an analytical perspective on migration processes and practices.

Waiting as an analytical perspective offers new insights into the complex and shifting nature of processes of bordering, belonging, state power, exclusion and inclusion, and social relations in irregular migration. The chapters in this book address legal, bureaucratic, ethical, gendered, and affective dimensions of time and migration. A key concern is to develop more theoretically robust approaches to waiting in migration as constituted in and through multiple and relational temporalities. The chapters highlight how waiting is configured in specific legal, material, and socio-cultural situations, as well as on how migrants encounter, incorporate and resist temporal structures.

This collection includes ethnographic and other empirically based material, as well as theorizing that cross-cut disciplinary boundaries. It will be relevant to scholars from anthropology and sociology, and others interested in temporalities, migration, borders, and power.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction (Christine M. Jacobsen, Marry-Anne Karlsen, and Shahram Khosravi) PART I: THE MULTIPLE TEMPOS OF WAITING Chapter 2. Accelerated time: Waiting and hasting during the “long summer of migration” (Katerina Rozakou) Chapter 3. Speeding up and slowing down: the uneven temporalities of irregular migrant’s waiting (Christine M. Jacobsen) Chapter 4. The power-chronographies of waiting within the German border timescape (Kari Anne K. Drangsland) Chapter 5. Filling the gaps: Migration and the smartphone (Thomas Hylland Eriksen) PART II: THE SOCIAL RELATIONS OF WAITING Chapter 6. “Conjugal Interruptions and Strewn Families: Illegalization, Waiting, and Toxic Stress” (Sarah Willen) Chapter 7. ‘How long time is enough?’ Waiting out irregularity in Norway (Marry-Anne Karlsen) Chapter 8. “Like leaving my family once again”: “The waiting-time of Afghan rejected asylum seekers in Norway, and its significance to their onward mobility in Europe (Halvar Andreassen Kjærre) Chapter 9. Migration control, temporal irregularity and waiting: Undocumented Zimbabwean migrants’ experiences of deportability in South Africa (Johannes Machinya) Chapter 10. Revisiting the question ‘How is society possible?’ in times of uncertainty (Randi Gressgård) PART III: LEGAL TEMPORALITIES AND WAITING Chapter 11. Waiting on the World to Change: LGBT asylum seekers in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya (B Camminga) Chapter 12. Illegal time: the measure of bone age and minor migrants in France (Sandrine Musso) Chapter 13. The Temporalities of Climate Refugees (Odin Lysaker) Chapter 14. ’Necessarily Prior’: Refugeehood as a Temporal Problem of the Asylum Procedure (Gregor Noll) Chapter 15. “Doin’ Hard Time on Planet Earth”: Migrant Detainability, Disciplinary Power, and the Disposability of Life (Nicholas De Genova)

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Christine M. Jacobsen is a Professor of Social Anthropology and the Director of the Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK) at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Marry-Anne Karlsen is a Researcher in the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) at the University of Bergen, Norway, and heads IMER Bergen (International Migration and Ethnic Relations research unit).

Shahram Khosravi is Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Sweden.