Mig11
Mobile lives, local dwellings

Convenors:
Miguel Vale de Almeida (ISCTE, Lisbon)
Raquel Carvalheira (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)
Stream:
Migration
Location:
ZHG 004
Start time:
29 March, 2017 at 8:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Focusing on internal and international migration, refugees and asylum seekers, this panel seeks to discuss the relation between different types of mobility and the making of locality.

Long abstract:

In the past years, several authors have highlighted the ways mobilities are differently segmented according to distinct categories. This means that people categorized as "refugees" are in a very distinct position in relation to global mobilities when compared to "tourists" or "highly specialised workers". Acknowledging such segmentations, this panel seeks to discuss the relation between different types of mobility and the making of locality. Focusing on internal and international migration, refugees and asylum seekers, it unravels the performative role of materialities (archives, remittances and home decorations) and immaterialities (music, religion and radio), in the making of localities, homes and in the construction of citizenship.