Migrant Subjectivities, Struggles and Turbulence in Three Arrival Cities

  • Nicos Trimikliniotis
  • Dimitris Parsanoglou
  • Vassilis S. Tsianos
Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)


The researchers’ encounters with subaltern migrant acts, performances, daily livelihood and struggles in Athens, Nicosia and Istanbul are moments in turbulence which are read as products of ephemeral, contingent and liminal spaces. Yet, these spaces are also co-produced by these very moments of the acts and struggles. In spaces reminiscent of Bob Marely’s song Everywhere is War and urban decay is frequently dramatized, migrants ephemerally produce and reproduce not only their survival strategies; their everyday interactions and struggles produces public spaces via the organization of their liminal work and leisure. In some cases, these struggles have the allure of festivity; in others the scent of loss and emptiness; in others a sense of violence. In all of them, commoning, that is creating commons, is a shared process.


Police Officer Residence Permit Irregular Migrant Turkish People Liminal Space 
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© Nicos Trimikliniotis, Dimitris Parsanoglou and Vassilis S. Tsianos 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicos Trimikliniotis
    • 1
  • Dimitris Parsanoglou
    • 2
  • Vassilis S. Tsianos
    • 3
  1. 1.University of NicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Panteion University of Social and Political SciencesGreece
  3. 3.University of HamburgGermany

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