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Navigating the European Migration Regime

Male Migrants, Interrupted Journeys and Precarious Lives

By Anna Wyss

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529219609

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529219623

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

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

Amid the heavy politicisation and problematisation of male migrants in Europe, this ethnographic study casts new light on their experiences, struggles and everyday resistance.

The author follows the journeys of those who seek, but have little hope of achieving, permanent residence status in European countries, tracking their successive migrations, detentions and deportations within and beyond the continent. She explores migrants’ tactics, the impact of precarity on their lives and the dual feelings of enduring hope and powerless vulnerability they experience.

This is a sensitive and insightful analysis of how the European migration regime shapes, and is shaped by, migrants’ practices.

Anna Wyss is a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory for the Study of Social Processes, the NCCR – On the Move at the University of Neuchâtel and the Institute of Public Law at the University of Bern.

Introduction

Theoretical and methodological framework

The context: intricate migration policies in a heterogeneous Europe

(Self-)representations, racialised masculinities and vulnerabilities

The downside of mobility

Rumours and hope

Avoidance and appropriation of law

Conclusion: the production migration regime