How geography matters: neglected dimensions in contemporary migration research

Herzig, Pascale; Thieme, Susan (2007). How geography matters: neglected dimensions in contemporary migration research. Asiatische Studien / Etudes asiatiques AS/EA, 61(4), pp. 1077-1112. de Gruyter

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In Asia, migration is a complex phenomenon, the same as worldwide. The approaches of diaspora as well as transnational migration and transnational social spaces describe contemporary migration processes and are at the centre of this paper. Our major critique about these approaches is their dominantly socio-cultural perspective on migration, the missing link to other existing social theory, and missing consideration of the importance of place and identity, and the multiple ways how people perceive and construct space. To address this critique we present innovative geographical research showing the potential of social geography to contribute to the understanding of increasing mobility worldwide.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Thieme, Susan

ISSN:

0004-4717

Publisher:

de Gruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Florian Dolder

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2018 08:55

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2018 08:55

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119352

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119352

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