Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745333908 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9780745332611 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Sans Papiers: The Social and Economic Lives of Young Undocumented Migrants

Alice Bloch, Nando Sigona, and Roger Zetter

Sans Papiers: The Social and Economic Lives of Young Undocumented Migrants

Alice Bloch, Nando Sigona, and Roger Zetter

Distributed for Pluto Press

200 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745333908 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9780745332611 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Undocumented migration is a huge global phenomenon, yet little is known about the reality of life for those involved. Sans Papiers combines a contemporary account of the theoretical and policy debates with an in-depth exploration of the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the UK from Zimbabwe, China, Brazil, Ukraine and Turkish Kurdistan.

Built around their voices, the book provides a unique understanding of migratory processes, gendered experiences and migrant aspirations. Moving between the uniqueness of individual experience and the search for commonalities, the book explores the ambiguities and contradictions of being an undocumented migrant.

With its insights into personal experiences alongside analysis of wider policy issues, Sans Papiers will have wide appeal for students, academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
1 Researching Everyday ‘Illegality’: An Introduction
2 Migration Dynamics, Irregular Migration and Governing Irregularity
3 Migrant Agency, Youth and Legal Status
4 Visibility and Invisibility: Arrival, Settlement and Socialisation Into Irregularity
5 Legal Status and the Labour Market
6 Fragile Communities: Social Networks and Geographies of Undocumentedness
7 Intersecting Youth and Legal Status
8 Conclusion
Notes
References
Index

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