On transnational migration, deepening vulnerabilities, and the challenge of membership

Authors

  • Adrian J. Bailey School of Geography, University of Leeeds

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v6i1.90

Keywords:

gender, racism, nation, family, immigration

Abstract

This letter concerns itself with how transnational scholarship might orient itself to unfinished business: specifically, the theorisation of deepening vulnerabilities and persisting inequalities faced by con-temporary transnational migrants. I begin by identifying five inter-locking dimensions of vulnerability: norms about remitting and re-turning; cumulative causation and context of arrival; social rela-tions; civic participation; new racialisations. The paper argues that these vulnerabilities signal a crisis of membership, and goes on to identify how hybridity and what we understand by national com-munity must remain central to strategies that ameliorate vulnerability.

How to Cite

Bailey, A. J. (1). On transnational migration, deepening vulnerabilities, and the challenge of membership. Migration Letters, 6(1), 75-82. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v6i1.90