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Transnational Mobilities, Migration Research and Intersectionality

Floya Anthias
  • Sociology and Social Justice (Emeritus), Roehampton University and Visiting Professor of Sociology, City University, London, UK
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Published Online: 2012-06-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10202-011-0032-y

Transnational Mobilities, Migration Research and Intersectionality

Transnational migration studies need to be framed within a contextual, dynamic and processual analysis that recognises the interconnectedness of different identities and hierarchical structures relating to, for example, gender, ethnicity, ‘race’ and class at different levels in society. This article looks at a range of problematic issues in migration studies while also engaging with migration as a gendered phenomenon. I propose a particular analytical sensitivity, which attends to the centrality of power and social hierarchy, building on the idea of intersectionality as a heuristic device. Finally, I consider the potential of using a translocational lens, which is also able to pay attention to the challenges posed by transnationalism.

Keywords: Mobilities; migration; transnational; intersectionality; translocational

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Published Online: 2012-06-30

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Citation Information: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 102–110, ISSN (Online) 1799-649X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10202-011-0032-y.

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