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Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E; Berg, M; (2018) Inaugural Editorial. [Editorial comment]. Migration and Society , 1 (1) v-vii. 10.3167/arms.2018.010101. Green open access

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Abstract

Throughout history, migration has been at the heart of the transformation of societies and communities. At the same time, changing dynamics across social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental realms have influenced processes of migration and (im)mobility around the world in different ways, including by facilitating, forcing, preventing, normalizing, criminalizing and securitizing the movement of diverse people and objects. As academic, political, policy, and popular interest in migration has increased in the 20th and 21st centuries, so too has the need to remain attentive to the long histories, wide-ranging geographies, and multiple directionalities of different forms of migration. Indeed, the growing interest in migration makes it important to continue to interrogate how, why, and with what effect different people and institutions ‘study’, ‘teach’, and ‘respond’ to migration. This includes posing questions such as: how do we, and could we, conceptualise and resist particular ways of framing migration; whose vantage points are centralized and whose are erased from view and ignored in migration studies and policies; and to what extent and how can a focus on migration stimulate more nuanced and engaged ways of being in and responding to the world around us? It is against the backdrop of this dual recognition of the multifaceted significance of, and the increasing interest in migration, that we have founded Migration and Society. This peer-reviewed journal aims to situate migration, in all its complexity, in a wider historical and societal context, in a way that is committed to critical and interdisciplinary reflection and dialogue. Our vision is for Migration and Society to act as a forum of exchange between scholars, practitioners, and activists in and across the global North and the global South, and between the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts.

Type: Article
Title: Inaugural Editorial
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3167/arms.2018.010101
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3167/arms.2018.010101
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: migration, society, mobility, immobility, migrants, refugees, critical theories, interdisciplinary
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10062196
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