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Channelling through bureaucracy: How migration intermediaries and state actors (re)shape Chinese migration to the Swedish restaurant industry
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Kulturgeografiska institutionen.ORCID-id: 0000-0001-8446-0183
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Kulturgeografiska institutionen.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-0969-1333
2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: Geoforum, ISSN 0016-7185, E-ISSN 1872-9398, Vol. 123, s. 14-22Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The role of migration mediation in the global circulation of labour has been receiving increasing attention. Channel is a frequently used, but under-theorised, concept in such studies. Drawing on mobilities perspectives, especially migration infrastructure and three aspects of mobility (route, speed and friction), this paper fosters a framework – channelling through bureaucracy. It seeks to go beyond seeing channels as structure and mechanism to argue channelling is a productive and differentiating process whereby both state and intermediary actors actively intervene in migrants’ mobilities. Based on documentary analysis, interviews and participatory observation in Sweden and China, we demonstrate how, in the last decade, migration intermediaries and state actors channel Chinese migrants’ mobilities in relation to three major shifts in Swedish immigration bureaucracy. The empirical findings illustrate that, as a concept, channelling illustrates, specifically, how conflicts and collaborations between the regulatory and commercial dimensions of migration mediation drive new modes of operation and self-reinforcing of migration infrastructures. Additionally, the study indicates how channelling operates through these three specific aspects of mobility to include, exclude, favour, disadvantage, filter and direct different intermediary actors and migrants. Future research could draw on mobilities studies and the specific forms of interactions between state actors and migration intermediaries to deepen the understanding of migration mediation.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
2021. Vol. 123, s. 14-22
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channelling, mobility, bureaucracy, migration intermediary, the state, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-193076DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.04.016ISI: 000661411300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-193076DiVA, id: diva2:1553544
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Agents of Migration: A comparative study of migration intermediaries in three labour market sectors
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Vetenskapsrådet, 2017-01010Tillgänglig från: 2021-05-10 Skapad: 2021-05-10 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-02-25Bibliografiskt granskad

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