What is it about?
Migrants often keep strong social and economic relations between the place of destination and the place of origin (translocal relations). It has been argued, that these connections decline over time. We have found that time per se is not such an important factor but rather the social integration (translocal embeddedness) and the role of migration politics. In this contribution we take a closer look on the temporal dimension of migration and the connections between different places and people.
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Why is it important?
Recently there is a strong public focus on the so called refugee crisis seeing migration as new problem. In fact international migration has been there for centuries and should rather be seen as normality. It is important to take an unagitated look behind the scenes of different migration systems to recognize the really relevant problems (e.g. the prevention of social integration) but also the advantages of migration.
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This page is a summary of: Between the village and the global city: the production and decay of translocal spaces of Thai migrant workers in Singapore, Mobilities, April 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2018.1449785.
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In this short video I give you a very quick insight into our paper on Thai migrant workers in Singapore and how they stay connected to their place of origin which we published in the Mobilities Journal.
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Thai Migrant Workers in Singapore
This photo shows a group of Thai migrant workers in Singapore in 1994
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