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Temporality in Mobile Lives

Contemporary Asia–Australia Migration and Everyday Time

By Shanthi Robertson

Published

22 Jan 2021

Page count

180 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529211511

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

22 Jan 2021

Page count

180 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529211542

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Temporality in Mobile Lives

    Robertson provides fresh perspectives on the 21st century migratory experience in this innovative study of young Asian migrants’ lives in Australia.

    Exploring the aspirations and realities of transnational mobility, the book shows how migration has reshaped lived experiences of time for middle-class young people moving between Asia and the West for work, study and lifestyle opportunities.

    Through a new conceptual framework of ‘chronomobilities,’ which looks at 'time regimes' and 'time logics’, it demonstrates how migratory pathways have become far more complex than leaving one country for another, and can profoundly affect the temporalities of everyday life, from career pathways to intimate relationships.

    Drawing on extensive ethnographic material, Robertson deepens our understanding of the multifaceted relationship between migration and time.

    Shanthi Robertson is Associate Professor at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and Institute and Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.

    Introduction

    Chronomobilities: 21st-Century Migration and Lived Time

    Asian Migrants of the Middle in Local and Global Context

    Times of Work: Transified Workers and Contingent Careers

    Times in Place: Moving, Dwelling, Belonging

    Times of the Heart: Reconfiguring Intimacy

    Conclusion