Policy Press

Publishing with Purpose

Time, Migration and Forced Immobility

Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco

By Inka Stock

Published

26 Jun 2019

Page count

224 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529201970

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

26 Jun 2019

Page count

224 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529202007

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

26 Jun 2019

Page count

224 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529201994

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Time, Migration and Forced Immobility

This book is concerned with the effects of migration policy-making in Europe on migrants in the Global South and challenges current migration politics to consider alternative ways of looking at the modern migratory phenomenon. Based on in-depth ethnographic research in Morocco with migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, the author considers current migration dynamics from the perspectives of migrants themselves to examine the long-term social effects of immobility experienced by migrants whom get stuck in ‘transit’ countries. This book is an invaluable learning resource for those wishing to understand the social and political processes that migration policies lead to, particularly in countries in the Global South.

“Stock’s haunting and critical analysis of the negative consequences for migrants of hostile migration politics in Morocco is a must-read for scholars, students, and practitioners wishing to go beyond dominant and simplistic narratives about migration which routinely dehumanize those forcibly (im)mobilized.” Ethnic and Racial Studies Journal

''A vibrant, in-depth and accurate account of the lived experiences of European migration control and its lasting effects on neighbouring countries.'' Federica Infantino, FNRS/Université Libre de Bruxelles

''Drawing on ethnographic research conducted over ten years this beautifully written, must-read book enables us to rethink the fundamental tools of the study of migration, migration policy and politics.'' Bridget Anderson, University of Bristol

‘’This important and insightful book unites analysis of EU externalization policies in Africa with ethnographic depth on sub-Saharan migrants’ lives in Morocco, offering fresh perspectives on ‘transit’ migration and involuntary immobility.’’ Nauja Kleist, Danish Institute for International Studies

Inka Stock is a researcher in Migration, Transnationalism and Development in the faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University.

Introduction

EU Externalization Policies and their Impact on Migrants in Morocco

Travelling Adventures: Migration as an Existential Quest

Arriving in Morocco: Becoming Trapped in a Context of Uncertainty

Facing Time and the Absurd

Migrant Communities in Morocco

Waiting in Desperate Hope

Conclusion