Postcolonial migrations

Susan P. Mains, Mary Gilmartin, Declan Cullen, Robina Mohammad, Divya P. Tolia-Kelly, Parvati Raghuram, Jamie Winders

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In this commentary, we argue for the relevance and importance of postcolonial theory to the study of migration and mobility. Building on a panel discussion at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, we highlight a number of different ways in which this could take place. We suggest three possible interventions: stretching the boundaries of the spaces of the postcolonial; interrogating the spatial connections that are forged between disparate places through migration; and challenging singular or hierarchical notions of identity and/or place. In these ways, we conclude that postcolonial theory can complicate and enhance our understanding of migration, and that attention to migration research could, in turn, facilitate a ‘social turn’ for postcolonial geographies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial & Cultural Geography
Volume14
Issue number2
Early online date7 Jan 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2014

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Mains, S. P., Gilmartin, M., Cullen, D., Mohammad, R., Tolia-Kelly, D. P., Raghuram, P., & Winders, J. (2014). Postcolonial migrations. Social & Cultural Geography, 14(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2012.753468
Mains, Susan P. ; Gilmartin, Mary ; Cullen, Declan ; Mohammad, Robina ; Tolia-Kelly, Divya P. ; Raghuram, Parvati ; Winders, Jamie. / Postcolonial migrations. In: Social & Cultural Geography. 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 2.
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Mains SP, Gilmartin M, Cullen D, Mohammad R, Tolia-Kelly DP, Raghuram P et al. Postcolonial migrations. Social & Cultural Geography. 2014 Dec 18;14(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2012.753468