Local Lives now available!

Local Lives: Migration and the Politics of Place is now available for purchase. Published by Routledge and edited by Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich and Catherine Trundle (Victoria University), this volume contests dominant trends in migration theory.

It demonstrates that many migrant identities have not become entirely diasporic or cosmopolitan, but remain equally focused on emplaced belonging and the anxieties of being uprooted.

By addressing the question of how migrants legally and symbolically lay claim to owning and belonging to place, it refocuses our attention on the micro-politics and everyday rituals of place-making, that are central to the construction of migrant identities.