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Beyond crisis talk: Interrogating migration and crises in Europe

Beyond crisis talk: Interrogating migration and crises in Europe

Dines, Nick, Montagna, Nicola and Vacchelli, Elena (2018) Beyond crisis talk: Interrogating migration and crises in Europe. Sociology, 52 (3). pp. 439-447. ISSN 0038-0385 (Print), 1469-8684 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038518767372)

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Abstract

Commencing with some recent examples drawn from Anglophone media, this introductory article reflects on the multiple ways in which crisis and migration have been interconnected over the last decade in public discourse, political debates and academic research. It underlines how crisis has not simply become a key descriptor of specific events, but continues to operate as a powerful narrative device that structures knowledge of migration and shapes policy decisions and governance structures. It explains the rationale for choosing Europe as a multidimensional setting for investigating the diverse links between migration and crisis. It ends with a summary of the contributions that are divided into four thematic strands: relationships between the economic crisis and migrant workers and their families; the Mediterranean in crisis; political and public discourses about the post-2015 ‘migration crisis’; and ethnographies of everyday experiences of the ‘refugee crisis’ on the part of migrants, activists and local people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crisis; migration; Europe; economic crisis; refugee crisis; crisis talk.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Applied Sociology Research Group
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of History, Politics & Social Sciences
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2018 21:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20150

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