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Global Migration and Social Change

Series Editors: Nando Sigona, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham, UK and Alan Gamlen, Monash University, Australia

This monograph series showcases original research that looks at the nexus between migration, citizenship and social change. This series aims to open up interdisciplinary terrain and to develop new scholarship in migration and refugee studies that is theoretically insightful and innovative, empirically rich and policy engaged.

The series includes research-based monographs and occasionally edited collections, informed by a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. It is open to in-depth ethnographic/qualitative case studies, international comparative analyses, and everything between. We welcome contributions that that address drivers and dynamics of migration, exile, transnationalism and social change at different scales, and which pay attention to different intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender and age, and other key identity markers.

Download the series flyer and the proposal guidelines.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • The migration and citizenship nexus
  • The construction of borders and practices of bordering
  • New processes of migration governance at different scales
  • Emerging forms of migrant diversity
  • Politics and practices of belonging
  • The changing legal statuses of migration and migrants
  • New manifestations of transnationalism and diaspora
  • The nature and causes of migration ‘crises’
  • Geopolitical disruptions and human mobility

Call for proposals:

If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact the Series Editors: Nando Sigona: N.Sigona@bham.ac.uk, Alan Gamlen: Alan.Gamlen@monash.edu and Shannon Kneis: shannon.kneis@bristol.ac.uk.

You can find out more about writing for Bristol University Press on our Information for authors page.

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Migration, Health and Inequalities

Critical Activist Research Across Ecuadorean Borders

This interdisciplinary activist research project shows the health and wellbeing impacts of transnational migration on Ecuadorean families. Roberta Villalón documents the intersection of social inequalities and migration and health policies, and how individual and collective action challenge marginalising structures and foster social justice.

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Navigating the European Migration Regime

Male Migrants, Interrupted Journeys and Precarious Lives

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC- ND

Anna Wyss’ insightful account of male migrants’ journeys around Europe brings new perspectives to the European migration crisis and masculinity issues.

Bristol Uni Press

Temporality in Mobile Lives

Contemporary Asia–Australia Migration and Everyday Time

This innovative study of young Asian migrants’ lives in Australia sheds new light on the complex relationship between migration and time. With in-depth interviews and a new conceptual framework, Robertson reveals how migration influences the trajectories of migrants’ lives, from career pathways to intimate relationships.

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Negotiating Migration in the Context of Climate Change

International Policy and Discourse

Assessing migration in the context of climate change, Nash draws on empirical research to offer a unique analysis of policy-making in the field. This detailed account is a vital step in understanding the links between global discourses on human mobilities, climate change and specific policy responses.

Bristol Uni Press

Belonging in Translation

Solidarity and Migrant Activism in Japan

This is the first book to investigate how migrants and migrant rights activists work together to generate new forms of citizenship identities in a multilingual setting. Based on robust theoretical engagement and detailed empirical analysis, Shindo's book makes a compelling case for rethinking citizenship and community from the angle of language.

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Borders, Migration and Class in an Age of Crisis

Producing Workers and Immigrants

Informed by Marxist theory, this book examines how categories of ‘workers’ and ‘migrants’ have been mobilised within representations of a ‘migrant crisis’ and a ‘welfare crisis’ to facilitate capitalist exploitation, and proposes alternative understandings that foreground solidarity.

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Time, Migration and Forced Immobility

Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco

This book is concerned with the effects of migration policy making in Europe on migrants in the Global South and is based on in-depth ethnographic research in Morocco with migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Home-Land: Romanian Roma, Domestic Spaces and the State

This book is the first intimate ethnography of governing encounters in the home space between Romanian Roma migrants and local frontline workers. It covers the divide between state and family, home-land and home and what it means for the new rules of citizenship.

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The Politics of Compassion

Immigration and Asylum Policy

Through case studies from Australia, Europe and the US, this book explores how emotion is central to understanding the formation of immigration policy. The author looks beyond the ‘negative’ emotions of fear and hostility to examine the politics of compassion in immigration and asylum policy discourse.

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