Free Reading Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration) (English Edition)Author Anna Lindley –

Crisis and migration have a long association, in popular and policy discourse as well as in social scientific analysis Despite the emergence of nuanced and even celebratory accounts of mobility in recent years, there remains a persistent emphasis on migration being either a symptom or a cause of crisis Moreover, in the context of a recent series of headline hitting and politically controversial situations, terms like migration crisis and crisis migration are acquiring increasing currency among policy makers and academics Crisis and Migration provides fresh perspectives on this routine association, critically examining a series of politically controversial situations around the world Drawing on first hand research into the Arab uprisings, conflict and famine in the Horn of Africa, cartel violence in Latin America, the global economic crisis, and immigration crises from East Asia to Southern Africa to Europe, the books contributors situate a set of contemporary crises within longer histories of social change and human mobility, showing the importance of treating crisis and migration as contextualised processes, rather than isolated events By exploring how migration and crisis articulate as lived experiences and political constructs, the book brings migration from the margins to the centre of discussions of social transformation and crisis illuminates the acute politicisation and diverse spatialisations of crisismigration relationships and urges a nuanced, cautious and critical approach to associations of crisis and migration