Experiencing transnationalism at home:open borders and the everyday narratives of non-migrants


The normative migration rights literature has engaged with the situated experience of migration to a very limited extent, with particularly little attention paid to non-migrants living in receiving localities. This article argues that exploring the non-elite narratives of non-migrants provides valuable insights for normative theorising about migration rights. The discussion is illustrated with a description of research undertaken within rural migration-receiving communities in England, which shows how the narratives of non-migrants shape the experience of migration at a micro-level. This article discusses the implications of this research for normative theory in order to demonstrate the value of this methodological approach.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0263395715616148
Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences
Languages & Social Sciences > Sociology and Policy
Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-08-01
Published Online Date: 2016-05-03
Accepted Date: 2015-06-08
Submitted Date: 2015-02-04
Authors: Tonkiss, Katherine ( 0000-0002-0671-3357)



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