We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood

We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood

Dr. Patti Tamara Lenard of  University of Ottawa reviews We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood, by Gregory Feldman. By challenging the division between those considered “citizens” and “migrants,” David Feldman shows that both subjects confront disempowerment, uncertainty, and atomization inseparable from the rise of mass society, the isolation of the laboring individual, and the global proliferation of rationalized practices of security and production. He argues that to overcome the condition of migrant-hood, people must be empowered to constitute their own sovereign spaces from their particular standpoints, rather than base these spaces on categorical types of people.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Gregory Feldman, School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University
Reviewed by Patti Tamara Lenard, University of Ottawa

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Winter 2016
Pages e50-e51
DOI 10.1111/imre.12301
Volume 50
Issue Number 4

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