Michaelmas term 2014

Arrival Cities

Thursdays 14.00 - 15.30
Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford

The current age of migration is also an age of cities, and the processes of urbanisation and mobility are interwoven: the final move from the country to the city is one of the largest migrations in human history, taking place both within and across international borders.

The move to the city unsettles a historically dominant framing of migration as a story about movement from the global South to the global North: migration is increasingly South-South. Formerly sending countries are increasingly also receiving and transit locations, and it is in cities that this dynamic is most apparent.

This seminar series focuses on arrival cities, both in the global North and especially in the global South, and particularly the arrival zones of cities. Arrival zones, whether slums or inner city neighbourhoods, are often characterised by forms of urban informality. This seminar series explores how migrants are inserted into the informal economy, how they form networks and how they claim the right to the city, how arrival neighbourhoods and cities function in the integration and onward transit of migrants, and how the formal and informal politics of these kinds of arrival zones work.

Seminars

16 October

Smart city/arrival city? Utopian visions of migration and urbanization in India

Ayona Datta, University of Leeds

23 October

Between Vancouver and Hong Kong: Transnational migration, family strategies and the importance of education

Johanna Waters, University of Oxford

30 October

The scale and scope of citizenship in early modern Europe: Preliminary estimates

Chris Minns, London School of Economics

06 November

The cage of freedom: Mobility and labour in contemporary Bangkok

Claudio Sopranzetti, University of Oxford

13 November

The xenophobic city: Security, neoliberalisation and violence from the bottom of Aegean Sea to the centre of Athens

Dimitris Dalakoglou, University of Sussex

20 November

Arrival cities under occupation? Political economies of urban consolidation and rural migration in the contemporary West Bank

Kareem Rabie, CUNY Graduate Center

27 November

How informalities and diversification make an arrival neighborhood: International migrants in Kumkapi, Istanbul

Kristen Biehl, University of Oxford

04 December

Saaya‘: The Urban Outlaw as Rights Broker

Nicholas Simcik Arese, University of Oxford

Talking Oxford

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Migration Research – where next?

Michaelmas Term 2016

Wellbeing and Migration in the UK

Michaelmas Term 2015

Arrival Cities

Michaelmas term 2014

Borders of the welfare state

Trinity term 2014

Boundaries of Freedom

Hilary term 2014

Rethinking Migration

Trinity term 2013

Migration Journeys

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2012

Everyday multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity 2012

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2009

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2009

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2008

Migration and Cultural Production

Migration and Cultural Production

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2008

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2008

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2007

Perspectives on African Migration

Perspectives on African Migration

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2007

States and Emigrants

States and Emigrants

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2006

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2005

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2005

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2005