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Undocumented Migrants and their Everyday Lives

The Case of Finland

  • This open access book provides an overview of the everyday life of undocumented migrants

  • Includes in-depth discussion of how one becomes undocumented migrant and what are the society’s concerns over the phenomenon

  • Provides guidelines on ethics, methodologies and methods for conducting research about undocumented migrants

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi
    Pages 1-32
  3. Conducting Research About Undocumented Migrants

    • Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi
    Pages 33-60
  4. Becoming Undocumented: Legislation and Asylum Processes in Finland

    • Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi
    Pages 61-91
  5. Undocumented Migrants’ Everyday Lives in Finland

    • Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi
    Pages 93-130
  6. Healthcare of Undocumented Migrants

    • Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi
    Pages 131-148
  7. Internet and Social Media Use of Undocumented Migrants

    • Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi
    Pages 149-163
  8. Conclusions

    • Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi
    Pages 165-180
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 181-183

About this book

This open access monograph provides an overview of the everyday lives of undocumented migrants, thereby focusing on housing, employment, social networks, healthcare, migration trajectories as well as their use of the internet and social media. Although the book’s empirical focus is Finland, the themes connect the latter to broader geographical scales, reaching from global migration issues to the EU asylum policies, including in the post-2015 situations and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as from national, political, and societal issues regarding undocumented migrants to the local challenges, opportunities, and practices in municipalities and communities. The book investigates how one becomes an undocumented migrant, sometimes by failing the asylum process. The book also discusses research ethics and provides practical guidelines and reflects on how to conduct quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research about undocumented migrants. Finally, the book addresses emerging research topics regarding undocumented migrants. Written in an accessible and engaging style the book is an interesting read for students, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners.

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • Undocumented migrants
  • Failing the asylum process
  • Undocumented migrants’ housing
  • Employment
  • Social networks
  • Healthcare
  • Migration trajectories
  • Use of the Internet and social media
  • Survey on undocumented migrants
  • Legislation and asylum process in Finland
  • Demographic and educational backgrounds
  • Housing and everyday life
  • Family and friends
  • Migration to, in and from Finland
  • Rumours in the Internet and social media
  • Global migration issues to the EU asylum policies
  • Municipalities and communities

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geography Section, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

    Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi

  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

    Jussi S. Jauhiainen

About the authors

Dr. Jussi S. Jauhiainen is Professor of Geography at the University of Turku (Finland) and Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu (Estonia). His research interests are in urban and regional development and policies, innovations and asylum-related migration. He has published widely on asylum-related migration in the Middle East and Europe. His publications include “Innovations for Development in Africa” (with Lauri Hooli).

Dr. Miriam Tedeschi is a researcher at the University of Turku (Finland). She is an ethnographer, and her research draws on various lines of thought, such as information theory, irregular migration, public and (security) policies. Her publications include the monograph “Crime, Bodies and Space. Towards an Ethical Approach to Urban Policies in the Information Age”.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Undocumented Migrants and their Everyday Lives

  • Book Subtitle: The Case of Finland

  • Authors: Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Miriam Tedeschi

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68414-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-68413-6Published: 23 April 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-68416-7Published: 23 April 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-68414-3Published: 22 April 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 183

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Migration, Public Policy, Human Geography

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)