Rethinking privilege and social mobility in middle-class migration : migrants "in-between" / edited by Shanthi Robertson and Rosie Roberts.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, Oxfordshire ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022.
  • ©2022
Description
xiii, 238 pages ; 24 cm.

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Series
Studies in migration and diaspora [More in this series]
Summary note
"This volume explores the experiences of a wide variety of middle-class migrant groups across the globe, including 'ethnic entrepreneurs' building new businesses in cosmopolitan neighbourhoods in Sydney; Chinese grandparents shuttling between Australia, China and Singapore to support their extended families; well-off young Indians in Mumbai strategizing their future education pathways overseas; and Japanese mothers finding ways to belong in a London middle-class neighbourhood. This book asks how relatively privileged migrant groups negotiate their life trajectories, relationships and aspirations while 'on the move' and how they transform the communities and societies that they move between across time and space. The book's chapters consider motives for migration, as well as experiences of risk, uncertainty and insecurity in diverse local contexts. A fresh look at the migration of those who possess skills and resources that can bring about significant economic, social and cultural change, this book engages critically with the notions of 'middling' migration, social mobility and mobile privilege in the global context of hardening borders and immigration complexity. It will appeal to scholars with interests in contemporary forms of migration and mobility and their local and transnational consequences"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780367535001 ((hardcover))
  • 0367535009 ((hardcover))
  • 9780367540821 ((paperback))
  • 0367540827 ((paperback))
LCCN
2021050816
OCLC
1291563432
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