Tangled Mobilities : Places, Affects, and Personhood across Social Spheres in Asian Migration
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✍️ Edited by Asuncion FRESNOZA-FLOT and Gracia LIU-FARRER
The emotional, social, and economic challenges faced by migrants and their families are interconnected through complex decisions related to mobility. Tangled Mobilities examines the different crisscrossing and intersecting mobilities in the lives of Asian migrants, their family members across Asia and Europe, and the social spaces connecting these regions. It proposes the plural lens of "tangled mobilities" - a dynamic, unfolding process in which elements, components, and forms of mobility exist alongside, intersect with, and overlap one another in complex ways, resulting in stasis and movements across different life dimensions (social, legal, intimate, sexual, digital, and temporal). In exploring how the migratory process unfolds in different stages of migrants’ lives, the chapters in this collected volume broaden perspectives on mobility, offering insights into the way places, affects, and personhood are shaped by and connected to it.