Migrant immobilities beyond the pandemic: Changing migration patterns and aspirations

Lan Anh Hoang*, Juan Zhang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Transnational migration entails profound changes to gender subjectivities and family structures, social networks and urban landscapes, and lifestyles and aspirations. Pandemic-induced immobilities have led many to question the assumed links between migration and mobility, and heightened interest in mobility inequalities. This research note offers critical insights into the “immobility turn” scholarship and highlights the gaps in our understanding of immobilities as both a social phenomenon and a conceptual tool. By placing our analytical focus on migrant immobilities, this research note sheds light on important changes in the meanings and values associated with migration and (im)mobility across contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-370
Number of pages9
JournalAsian and Pacific Migration Journal
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jun 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jun 2023

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  • aspiration
  • globalization
  • immobilities
  • inequalities
  • migration


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