Title
Following migrant trajectories : the im/mobility of Sub-Saharan Africans en route to the European Union Following migrant trajectories : the im/mobility of Sub-Saharan Africans en route to the European Union
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Washington, D.C. :Association of American Geographers ,
Subject
Sociology
Economics
Source (journal)
Annals of the Association of American Geographers. - Washington, D.C., 1911 - 2015
Volume/pages
104(2014) :2 , p. 262-270
ISSN
0004-5608
1467-8306
ISI
000333992900006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We use two trajectory ethnographies that follow the migration processes of Sudanese and Nigerians heading for the European Union across space and time, to explore how the main theoretical principles of the mobilities debate add value to transnational migration research. We thereby particularly appreciate the relational ontology of the mobilities approach and its analytical focus on the differentiation of power and experiences in mobility processes. By providing in-depth insights into how migration trajectories evolvethat is, how they are produced, facilitated, slowed down, and blockedwe argue that a thorough analysis of migrants' im/mobilities helps us to reveal the spatial frictions, embodied efforts, and emotions that are inherent aspects of transnational engagements. Utilizamos dos etnografias de trayectoria que siguen los procesos de migracion de sudaneses y nigerianos en ruta hacia la Union Europea, a traves del espacio y el tiempo, para explorar de que maneras los principios teoricos del debate de movilidades anaden valor a la investigacion sobre migracion transnacional. De este modo particularmente apreciamos la ontologia relacional del enfoque de movilidades y su concentracion analitica sobre la diferenciacion del poder y las experiencias en los procesos de movilidad. Al proporcionar una vision a profundidad sobre como evolucionan las trayectorias de migracionesto es, como son producidas, facilitadas, reducidas en intensidad y bloqueadasarguimos que un sesudo analisis de las in/movilidades de los migrantes nos ayuda a revelar las fricciones espaciales, los esfuerzos encarnados y las emociones que son aspectos inherentes de los compromisos transnacionales.
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