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Migration, Temporality, and Capitalism

Entangled Mobilities across Global Spaces

Editors: Gardiner Barber, Pauline, Lem, Winnie (Eds.)

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  • A unique, anthropological examination of migration, temporality, and political economy 
  • Presents an international range of illustrative case studies to demonstrate fresh theoretical insights 
  • A timely intervention into an important topic as the migration crisis continues, with implications for issues surrounding globalization, capitalism, and neoliberalism 
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About this book

Bringing together a range of illustrative case studies coupled with fresh theoretical insights, this volume is one of the first to address the complexities and contradictions in the relationship between migration, time, and capitalism. While temporal reckoning has long fascinated anthropologists, few studies have sought to confront how capitalism fetishizes time in the production of global inequalities—historically and in the contemporary world. As it explores how the agendas of capitalism condition migration in Europe, North America, and Oceania, this collection also examines temporality as a feature of migrants’ experiences to ultimately provide a theoretically robust and ethnographically informed investigation of migration and temporality within a framework defined by the political economy of capitalism.  

About the authors

Pauline Gardiner Barber is Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University, Canada. 

Winnie Lem is Professor of International Development Studies at Trent University, Canada.


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"This volume explores an extraordinarily timely and theoretical issue in the study of migration: how the temporalities that mark the lives of migrants can be related to recent contemporary transformations in capitalism, and to changes in capitalist states in the direction of neoliberalism, within the discourse of the ‘free market.’ At a time when it is precisely the temporality of contemporary capitalism – will the current stasis and “new normal” of worldwide deflation stabilize or will it lead to major crisis, and how soon and with what rhythms? – the authors deal in a theoretically sophisticated way with the temporality of capitalism as it affects, and is affected, by transnational migration and the lives of migrants. The collection of essays as a whole examines new case studies within this context, and brings new concepts to the debates around the relationship between transnational migration and the political-economic conditions that constrain it." (Don Nonini, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Migration, Temporality and Capitalism: A Brief Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Barber, Pauline Gardiner (et al.)

  • Chronotopes of Migration Scholarship: Challenges of Contemporaneity and Historical Conjuncture

    Pages 21-41

    Çağlar, Ayşe

  • The Timescape of Post-WWII Caribbean Migration to Britain: Historical Heterogeneity as Challenge and Opportunity

    Pages 43-61

    Olwig, Karen Fog

  • Time at Sea, Time on Land: Temporal Horizons of Rescue and Refuge in the Mediterranean and Europe

    Pages 63-79

    Ben-Yehoyada, Naor

  • Conjunctural Reversals, Capital Accumulation and Family Adjustments in Chinese Trans-Pacific Migration

    Pages 81-102

    Trémon, Anne-Christine

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migration, Temporality, and Capitalism
Book Subtitle
Entangled Mobilities across Global Spaces
Editors
  • Pauline Gardiner Barber
  • Winnie Lem
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72781-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72781-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72780-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10267-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 215
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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