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Boundary Spanning and Reconstitution in Migration

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Abstract:  The focus of this thematic issue is on migrants’ experiences of belonging and non-belonging, and how communities are constructed in the destination country. It includes a group of international scholars across disciplines who are studying migration in a range of different contexts. Migration spans multiple disciplines and encompasses a variety of epistemological, ontological and methodological orientations. Despite such divergent approaches and positions however, there is consensus across the social sciences that understanding the dynamics of migration and mobilities is central to illuminating social relations within societies.

Keywords:  belonging; community; identity; networks; non-belonging; place



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