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dc.contributor.authorHADJ-ABDOU, Leila
dc.contributor.authorZARDO, Federica
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-06T11:31:44Z
dc.date.available2024-03-06T11:31:44Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.identifier.citationGiuseppe SCIORTINO, Martina CVAJNER and Peter J. KIVISTO (eds), Research handbook on the sociology of migration, Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2024, Research handbooks in sociology series, pp. 34-45en
dc.identifier.isbn9781839105456
dc.identifier.isbn9781839105463
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/76679
dc.descriptionPublished online: 12 January 2024en
dc.description.abstractThe chapter examines the complex and dynamic nature of migration categories and their role in shaping international migration governance. Categories are not easily changed and are often codified in laws and norms, perpetuating asymmetric power relations and certain ideas about categorized migrant groups. The chapter highlights that categories are central to migration debates, as they establish which types of migration are justified and constitute the distinction between unwanted and wanted migrants or legitimate and illegitimate forms of international mobility. The chapter provides a discussion of selected migrant categories, including high skilled/low skilled, regular/irregular, forced/voluntary, and vulnerable/non-vulnerable migrants, and assesses their analytical value in understanding migration governance. The chapter concludes by making a plea for the need for a reflexive approach to migration studies that recognizes the ambiguity and fuzziness of categories and their contested nature in shaping policy and practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEdward Elgar Publishingen
dc.relation.ispartofseries[Migration Policy Centre]en
dc.titleMigration categories and the politics of labelingen
dc.typeContribution to booken
dc.identifier.doi10.4337/9781839105463


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