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Onward Migration and Multi-Sited Transnationalism

Complex Trajectories, Practices and Ties

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

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Table of contents (11 chapters)


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.

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 Professorin 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

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

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

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

  • 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: Migration, Public Policy

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