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Moving Beyond Binaries - Mobile Lives: “We are All Migrants”

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In the last few years I have been preoccupied with the ways in which international migrants in particular have come to be singled out.


  • Philomena de Lima

    Philomena de Lima

    University of the Highlands and Islands Professor

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In the last few years I have been preoccupied with the ways in which international migrants in particular have come to be singled out as ‘the other’ from all the other categories of migrants, I am still on this journey. The objectification of migrants in the public, political and policy gazes is mirrored in the persistent but contrasting tropes of migrants as taking jobs away from ‘locals’, a threat to national security, national identity and the welfare state, on the one hand . On the other hand, they are defended as a valuable and much needed economic resource to plug labour/skill shortages and /or as ‘victims of tragedy’ who must be saved and quickly returned home. This dualism is also evident in migrant research , particularly that focusing on international migrants to rural areas. In my lecture I shall seek to disrupt these binaries by drawing on my research and that of others and also my own mobility trajectories to set out an alternative vision of migrants beyond instrumental and essentialising discourses in ways which recognise that we are all implicated in mobility and migration.

Professor Philomena de Lima will present her lecture on Wednesday 27 November at Inverness College UHI and will be available for audience questions. The lecture will be followed by tea and coffee.

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