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Mains, SP;Gilmartin, M;Cullen, D;Mohammad, R;Tolia-Kelly, DP;Raghuram, P;Winders, J
2013
March
Postcolonial migrations
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HADRIANS WALL US SOUTH SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES LATINO MIGRATION ARCHAEOLOGIES POLITICS WORLD RACE PROFESSIONALS IMAGINARIES
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.
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ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
1464-9365
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10.1080/14649365.2012.753468
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