In taking as main object of inquiries the management of mobility across national borders, our panel will focus on ethnographies of experiences and strategies in contemporary European migration.
Contemporary Europe is a sum of complex spaces, in which mobility occupies a place which has become, over the years, more and more important. The management of this mobility across national borders is shaped between the individual, the family, the State(s) and the global (i.e. European Union regulations), determining more than once contradictory strategies in everyday life. How this transnational mobility arrive to be so present in contemporary Europe, and what are the different individual strategies to approach it? To what extent is the management of this mobility gendered, and dependent on different ages of life? Is staying mobile empowering, and until what limits? What are the negative effects of continuous mobility, and how individuals are dealing with those effects between personal and institutional management of mobility? We welcome ethnographies of experiences and strategies of contemporary European migration which will challenge and overcome the above mentioned research questions. [N.B. Working languages will be English and French.]