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Onward Migration and Multi-Sited Transnationalism

Complex Trajectories, Practices and Ties

  • This open access book stresses the role of onward migration in global mobility

  • Elicits in-depth reflection on the nature of migration

  • Contributes to transnationalism scholarship

  • This book is available open access which means free and unlimited access

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

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Onward Migration and Transnationalism: What Are the Interconnections?

    • Jill Ahrens, Russell King
    Pages 1-22Open Access
  3. Becoming Destination(s)? Complex Migration Trajectories, Transnational Lifeworlds and Migration Decisions

    • Marta Bivand Erdal, Lubomiła Korzeniewska, Davide Bertelli
    Pages 23-43Open Access
  4. Ambivalent Entanglements: Syrian Refugees’ Network Relations and (Im)mobilities in Protracted Displacement

    • Sarah A. Tobin, Benjamin Etzold, Fawwaz Momani, Tamara Adel Al Yakoub, Rola Fares Saleem AlMassad, Ahmad Ghanem Shdefat
    Pages 99-119Open Access

About this book

This open access book brings novel perspectives to the scholarship on transnational migration. The book stresses the complexity of migration trajectories and proposes multi-sited field studies to capture this complexity. Its constituent chapters offer examples of onward migration spanning all major world regions. The contents exemplify a range of interdisciplinary approaches, including both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The result is an impressive remapping and reconceptualisation of global migration and mobility, of interest to students and policy-makers alike.


  • Complex migration trajectories fragmented
  • Open access
  • Intra-European mobility freedom movement liquid
  • Multinational migration stepwise
  • Protracted displacement and durable solutions
  • Multiple migration circular transit
  • Remittance sending behaviour diaspora
  • Intra-European onward migrants
  • Migration regimes benefit tourism welfare magnet
  • Transnational practices ties connections
  • Split households multi-local living livelihoods
  • Emigration of immigrants discrimination
  • Migration capital learning to migrate accumulate
  • Serial migration cosmopolitan skilled migrants
  • Secondary movement of third-country nationals
  • Remigration return migration onward migration
  • Intergenerational migration twice migration
  • Strategic and multiple citizenship flexible
  • Hybrid Identities second generation home
  • Visiting friends relatives transnational family

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Jill Ahrens

  • Department of Geography, University of Sussex, Brighton, Falmer, UK

    Russell King

About the editors

Jill Ahrens is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and a Research Associate in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. Previously she held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Utrecht University, focusing on the mobilities of students and staff at international branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She has held other visiting positions at universities in Germany, Norway, Portugal and the UAE. She completed her PhD in Geography at the University of Sussex in 2019, for which she conducted research into the onward migrations of Nigerians towards, within and beyond Europe. Her broad research interests include youth, skills and employment; the interactions between integration and transnationalism; migration and development; and onward migration.

Russell King is Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex, UK, and Visiting Professor in Migration Studies at Malmö University, Sweden. Prior to moving to Sussex, he was Professor of Geography at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Lecturer in Geography at the University of Leicester, UK. During his career he has developed research interests in most forms of migration, including directing major funded research projects on return migration to Southern Italy, contemporary Irish migration, international retirement migration to Southern Europe, Albanian migration, international student mobility, second-generation ‘return’ migration to Greece, and contemporary youth migration within Europe.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Onward Migration and Multi-Sited Transnationalism

  • Book Subtitle: Complex Trajectories, Practices and Ties

  • Editors: Jill Ahrens, Russell King

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-12502-7Published: 18 October 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-12505-8Published: 18 October 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-12503-4Published: 17 October 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 239

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Migration, Migration Policy

Buying options

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