WEBINAR ‘A CRITICAL TURN IN MIGRATION STUDIES’

'Migration autonomy vs migrants' autonomy'

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Charles Heller (Research fellow, IHEID) and Genève Emmanuel Ma Mung (Emeritus CNRS researcher, Migrinter, Poitiers)

Drawing on the post-marxist “autonomist” theory, the autonomy of migrations approach argues that migration dynamics rest upon political change and social movements rather than on economic disparities and state policies. But what room is left for migrants to exert their own agency in this migratory structure? Can we reformulate a politically-driven rationality of actors and to what extent this differs from economically-driven rationality of homo economicus? How does it apply to (seemingly) apolitical forms of migration such as North to North migration?

 

The webinar will be held in French and English.
To register, please email Thomas Lacroix thomas.lacroix@cnrs.fr