Accepted paper:

Narratives on Mobility. A Case Study/

Author:

Alina Ioana Branda (Babes-Bolyai University)

Paper short abstract:

Interpreting collected narratives of migration,I approach specific contexts, dynamics of migration, push factors as they are configured nowadays, in post 2007 Romania. Through this, I intend to identify and analyze the blurred entity of the “state”, as it is profiled in these narratives, following the logics of the tensions structure/agency.

Paper long abstract:

My paper aims to offer an understanding of migration, not via structure but more from the side of agency. In more practical terms, I choose some case studies: communities of rural migrants from the very western part of Transylvania, experiencing migration to different places in other European countries (Italy, Spain, France). They usually describe what it was already labelled as temporary/circular migration. This phenomenon has several consequences both for the groups of migrants (constituted by individuals, with certain feelings, subjectivities, personal ways of experiencing, perceiving, internalizing cultural phenomena but also conditioned culturally) and for those remaining home. Interpreting collected narratives of migration, I approach specific contexts, dynamics of migration, push factors as they are configured nowadays, in post 2007 Romania. Through this, I intend to identify and analyze the blurred entity of the "state", as it is profiled in these narratives, following the logics of the tensions structure/agency. Empirical data allow us to describe such a frame.

panel MMM32
Management of mobility in contemporary Europe: experiences and strategies of migration