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Mobility, migration and transformations in Latin America
Convenors:
Jenny Rodriguez (Newcastle University)
Angelo Martins Junior (Goldsmiths College/University of London)
Location:
ATB G107
Start time:
12 April, 2013 at 9:00 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
4

Short abstract:

Mobility and migration have transformed geographical, cultural, social, technological and political actors, spaces and dynamics in Latin America. The panel explores the interplay between mobility, migration and transformations to subject positions, identities and materialities in the region.

Long abstract:

Mobility and migration have been fundamental in transforming geographical, cultural, social, technological and political actors, spaces and dynamics in Latin America. From peasants' journeys from rural to urban areas to the brain drain, the significance of processes of mobility and migration have had an influence on structural arrangements at all levels (ie, societal, familial, occupational), changing our understanding of the forms globalisation takes for countries, communities and individuals in the region. The panel is interested in exploring the relationship between mobility, migration and transformations to subject positions, identities and materialities in Latin America.

The panel welcomes works addressing dynamics of mobility and migration from, to and within the region that help to reflect on the following themes and questions:

• Experiences of mobility and migration (ie, who migrates and why? How do mobility and migration mediate identity construction and meanings of belonging? What dynamics underlie the gendering of migration? What consequences do mobility and migration bring for individuals' work and life?)

• Material consequences of mobility and migration (ie, what is the impact on social relations, arrangements, and power dynamics?)

• Mobility and migration as processes of political organisation, communal formation and/or personal agency (ie, how are mobility and migration political processes? What are their implications on the temporal and spatial reconfiguration of self?)