Experiencing transnationalism at home: open borders and the everyday narratives of non-migrants

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The normative migration rights literature has engaged with the situated experience of migration to a very limited extent, with particularly little attention paid to non-migrants living in receiving localities. This article argues that exploring the non-elite narratives of non-migrants provides valuable insights for normative theorising about migration rights. The discussion is illustrated with a description of research undertaken within rural migration-receiving communities in England, which shows how the narratives of non-migrants shape the experience of migration at a micro-level. This article discusses the implications of this research for normative theory in order to demonstrate the value of this methodological approach.



Original languageEnglish
VolumeIn print
Early online date3 May 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 May 2016


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