Times of Migration: Un/documented Lives in Marseille
AMIS Public Lecture by Christine Jacobsen (University of Bergen). Christine Jacobsen takes ethnographic fieldwork as a point of departure for discussing some approaches to the temporalities of irregular migration.
While migration has most often been studied as a spatial process, recent research points to ‘time’ as crucial to the production and experience of migration and migrant ‘illegality’. In this presentation Jacobsen takes ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Marseille as a point of departure for discussing some approaches to the temporalities of irregular migration. Particular attention will be paid to socially produced conditions of prolonged waiting, as well as the practices through which such conditions are encountered, incorporated and resisted by migrants. The presentation will draw on perspectives from the WAIT-project.
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