Care and Control in Asian Migrations

Johnson, Mark and Lindquist, Johan, eds. 2019. Care and Control in Asian Migrations, Ethnos, 85(2). 0014-1844 [Edited Journal]

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This special issue takes the relationship between care and control as a starting point for ethnographically approaching the dynamics of Asian migrations. The pairing of care and control offers an entry-point for describing how migration takes shape through the historical development of entangled relationships—ranging from the supportive to the coercive—rather than strictly through dyadic relationships, social networks, structural forces, or as an effect of push-pull factors. Asian migration is thus approached as a socio-political field that is shaped through emerging forms of care and control. As such, the article approaches care “as an expansion” through “the pursuit of connections” (Yates-Doerr 2014), which is shaped and constrained, for instance, by the state, market, social relations, brokers, and fellow travellers.

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Edited Journal


migration, Asia, care, control

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29 March 2019

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22 Oct 2018 16:01

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07 Mar 2022 14:00


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