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Citizens in motion: emigration, immigration, and re-migration across China’s borders

Citizens in motion: emigration, immigration, and re-migration across China’s borders SPACE AND POLITY 2019, VOL. 23, NO. 3, 319–332 BOOK REVIEWS Citizens in motion: emigration, immigration, and re-migration across China’s borders, by Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2019, 184 pp., US$65.00 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-503-60666-1, (digital), ISBN: 978-1-503-60746-0 Citizens in Motion is an expansive engagement with migration, itself an expansive field, but with important and sustained intellectual elisions that Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho takes on here. Not least is a postcolonial perspective of, and from, non-Western settings that knits together places like Singapore, Canada, Guinea-Bissau and China. It’s a postcoloniality pushing against linear notions of time that, as hard as we try, remain resilient in migration studies and our political world. Instead, Ho attends to the ‘contemporaneous’ life of mobility and mobile sub- jects over time and across space, rooting varied Chinese migratory patterns in far longer his- tories, woven throughout. Challenging simpler narratives of mobility, she instead details how the movement of people in and out of borders in fact form complex interconnected and glob- ally networked relationships; what she calls ‘citizenship constellations’. This concept enables Citizens in Motion to weave together macro- geo- economic and political processes with the everyday, carving out some space for those migrants http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Space and Polity Taylor & Francis

Citizens in motion: emigration, immigration, and re-migration across China’s borders

Space and Polity , Volume 23 (3): 4 – Sep 2, 2019

Citizens in motion: emigration, immigration, and re-migration across China’s borders

Space and Polity , Volume 23 (3): 4 – Sep 2, 2019

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SPACE AND POLITY 2019, VOL. 23, NO. 3, 319–332 BOOK REVIEWS Citizens in motion: emigration, immigration, and re-migration across China’s borders, by Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2019, 184 pp., US$65.00 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-503-60666-1, (digital), ISBN: 978-1-503-60746-0 Citizens in Motion is an expansive engagement with migration, itself an expansive field, but with important and sustained intellectual elisions that Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho takes on here. Not least is a postcolonial perspective of, and from, non-Western settings that knits together places like Singapore, Canada, Guinea-Bissau and China. It’s a postcoloniality pushing against linear notions of time that, as hard as we try, remain resilient in migration studies and our political world. Instead, Ho attends to the ‘contemporaneous’ life of mobility and mobile sub- jects over time and across space, rooting varied Chinese migratory patterns in far longer his- tories, woven throughout. Challenging simpler narratives of mobility, she instead details how the movement of people in and out of borders in fact form complex interconnected and glob- ally networked relationships; what she calls ‘citizenship constellations’. This concept enables Citizens in Motion to weave together macro- geo- economic and political processes with the everyday, carving out some space for those migrants

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2019 Caroline Faria
ISSN
1470-1235
eISSN
1356-2576
DOI
10.1080/13562576.2019.1620098
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Abstract

SPACE AND POLITY 2019, VOL. 23, NO. 3, 319–332 BOOK REVIEWS Citizens in motion: emigration, immigration, and re-migration across China’s borders, by Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2019, 184 pp., US$65.00 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-503-60666-1, (digital), ISBN: 978-1-503-60746-0 Citizens in Motion is an expansive engagement with migration, itself an expansive field, but with important and sustained intellectual elisions that Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho takes on here. Not least is a postcolonial perspective of, and from, non-Western settings that knits together places like Singapore, Canada, Guinea-Bissau and China. It’s a postcoloniality pushing against linear notions of time that, as hard as we try, remain resilient in migration studies and our political world. Instead, Ho attends to the ‘contemporaneous’ life of mobility and mobile sub- jects over time and across space, rooting varied Chinese migratory patterns in far longer his- tories, woven throughout. Challenging simpler narratives of mobility, she instead details how the movement of people in and out of borders in fact form complex interconnected and glob- ally networked relationships; what she calls ‘citizenship constellations’. This concept enables Citizens in Motion to weave together macro- geo- economic and political processes with the everyday, carving out some space for those migrants

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Published: Sep 2, 2019

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