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Module Reading List

Spaces of Migration and Encounter, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr. Nichola Wood
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Below is the reading list for the whole module. The key reading for each week will also be the following week's seminar reading unless you are told otherwise. So, for example, week 2's lecture key reading will be the key reading for week 3's seminar. Please make sure that you have done your reading before the seminar!

Week 1: Introduction

Key reading

Valentine, G. 2008. Living with difference: reflections on geographies of encounter. Progress in human geography.. 32, pp. 323–37.

General Reading for the Module

As we’re just getting started here are some general texts which you might find useful for the module plus some things that I mention in the introductory lecture:

Amin, A. 2012. Land of strangers. Cambridge: Polity. pp. 12-34. (Ch1 – The freight of social ties). Available online

You might also be interested in the following podcast, where Ash Amin discusses his book, Land of Strangers.

Bartram, D; Poros, M.V. and Monforte, P. 2014. Key concepts in migration. London: Sage.

Bryceson, D. and Vuorela, U. eds. 2002. The transnational family : new European frontiers and global networks, Oxford: Berg.

Castles, S; de Haas, H. and Miller, M.J. 2014. The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (fifth edition). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Holland, C. et al. 2007. Social interactions in urban public places. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Mills, S. and Waite, C. 2018. From Big Society to Shared Society? Geographies of social cohesion and encounter in the UK’s National Citizen Service. Gegrafiska Annaler: Series B, 100(2), pp. 131-148.

Phillips, T. 2005. After 7/7: sleepwalking to segregation. Speech given at the Manchester Council for Community Relations. 22nd September. Accessed at:

Rovisco, M. and Nowicka, M. 2011. The Ashgate research companion to cosmopolitanism. Farnham: Ashgate.

Samers M 2010 Migration. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge.

Sennett, R. 2000. Cities without care or connection. The New statesman.. 5 June, pp. 25-27

Thrift, N. and Kitchin, R. 2009. International encyclopedia of human geography. London: Elsevier. This is really useful for getting to grips with key terms and ideas. Available online at:

Thrift, N. 2005. But malice aforethought: cities and the natural history of hatred. Transactions. NS 30, pp. 133–50.

Valentine, G. and MacDonald, I. 2004. Understanding prejudice: attitudes towards minorities. London: Stonewall.

Vertovec, S. and Cohen, R. eds. 1999. Migration, diasporas, and transnationalism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Vieten, U.M. and Valentine, G. eds. 2016. Cartographies of differences : interdisciplinary perspectives, Oxford: Peter Lang. Available via the library catalogue as an ebook.  

Weymss, G. 2006. The power to tolerate: contests over Britishness and belonging in East London. Patterns of prejudice.. 40, pp. 215–36. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Wilson, H. (2017) On geography and encounter: Bodies, borders and difference. Progress in Human Geography, 41(4), pp. 451-471.

Yuval-Davis, N. 2011. The politics of belonging : intersectional contestations. London: Sage.

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Week 2: Migration and nationalism: Concepts and interconnections

Key reading

Arnold, G (2012) [Introduction] in Migration : changing the world. London: Pluto Press.

Calhoun, C. 2007. Nations matter : culture, history, and the cosmopolitan dream. Abingdon: Routledge (Chapter 2 – nationalism matters)

Further Reading

Anderson, B. 1991. Imagined Communities London: Verso.

Bailey A.J. 2001. Turning transnational: notes on the theorisation of international migration International journal of population geography. 7, 413-428

Bauböck, R. 2016. Why liberal nationalism does not resolve the progressive's trilemma: Comment on Will Kymlicka's article: "Scolidarity in Diverse Societies". Comparative migration studies ISSN: 2214-594X. 4(10). Available at: (See also Kymlicka in this week's reading list). 

Bauder, H. 2013. Nation, 'migration' and critical practice. Area. 45(1), pp. 56-62.

Boyle, P., Halfacree, K. and Robinson, V. 1998. Exploring contemporary migration. Chapter 3. Harlow, Longman.

Brettell, C.B. and Hollifield, J.F. eds. 2008. Migration theory: Talking across disciplines. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

Brickell, K. and Datta, A. eds. 2011. Translocal geographies : spaces, places, connections, Farnham: Ashgate.

Calhoun, C. 1997. Nationalism, Buckingham: Open University.

Castles, S. and Miller, M.J. 2009. ‘Theories of migration’. In Castles, S. and Miller, M.J. The age of migration. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 2, pp.20-49.

Closs Stephens, A. 2013. The persistence of nationalism : from imagined communities to urban encounters. Abingdon: Routledge.

Connor, W. 1978. ‘A Nation Is a Nation, Is a State, Is an Ethnic Group, Is a…’ in Walker Connor 1994. Ethnonationalism : the quest for understanding, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 90-118.

Edensor, T. 2002. National identity, popular culture and everyday life. Oxford: Berg. (esp Chapter 1)

Gilroy, P. 1993 The Black Atlantic, London, Verso.

Hannerz, U. 1996 Transnational connections : culture, people, places London: Routledge.

Hansen, T. B., and Stepputat, F. eds. 2005. Sovereign bodies : citizens, migrants, and states in the postcolonial world, Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Hobsbawm, E.J. and Ranger, T. 1983. eds. The Invention of Tradition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Karpestam, P. and Andersson, F.N.G. 2012. Economic perspectives on migration. In Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn. 2012. Routledge international handbook of migration studies. Routledge International Handbooks, pp.12-27.

King, R. 2012. Geography and migration studies: Retrospect and prospect, Population, space and place., 18 (2): 134-153.

Kothari U 2008 ‘Global peddlers and local networks: Migrant cosmopolitanisms’, Environment and planning. D : society and space. 26(3): 500-516.

Kulcsar, L.J. 2012. The day after tomorrow: migration and climate change. In Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn. 2012. Routledge international handbook of migration studies. Routledge International Handbooks, pp.28-37.

Kymlicka, W. 2015. Solidarity in diverse societies: beyond neoliberal multiculturalism and welfare chauvinism. Comparative migration studies ISSN: 2214-594X, 3(17). Available at: 

Kymlicka, W. 2002. Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lawson, V. 2000. Arguments within geographies of movement: The theoretical potential of migrant's stories. Progress in human geography. 24(2) 173-189

Özkirimli, U. 2000. Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction, Basingstoke and London: Macmillan Press Ltd.

Portes, A. and DeWind, J. (eds) 2004. Conceptual and methodological developments in the study of international migration. International migration review.. Special Issue 38 (3): 828-1255.

Samers, M. 2010. Migration. London: Routledge. Chapters 1 & 2.

Smith, D.P. and King, R. 2012. Editorial introduction: Re-making migration theory. Population, space and place., 18 (2): 127-133. Various useful articles in this Special Issue.

Urry, J. 2007. Mobilities. Cambridge: Polity. Part I ‘Mobile Worlds’.

Valluvan, S. 2019. The Clamour of Nationalism: Race and nation in twenty-first-century Britain. Manchester: Manchester University Press (esp introduction and chapter 1). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva      

Van Hear, N. 2010. Theories of migration and social change. Journal of ethnic and migration studies., 36 (10): 1531-1536. Various useful articles in this Special Issue.

Vertovec, S. 2004 ‘Migrant transnationalism and modes of transformation’. International migration review. 38 (Special Issue), 970-1001.

Yuval-Davis, N. 2011. The politics of belonging : intersectional contestations. London: Sage (esp chapter 3).

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Week 3: Cosmopolitanism: Background and history

Key Reading

Beck, U. 2002. The cosmopolitan society and its enemies. Theory, culture & society. 19  (1-2), pp. 17-44.

Calhoun, C. 2008. Cosmopolitanism and nationalism. Nations and nationalism. 14  (3), pp. 427-448.

Further Reading

Appiah, K.A. 1997. Cosmopolitan Patriots. Critical inquiry. 23  (3), pp. 617-639.

Beck, U. et al. 2003. The theory of reflexive modernization: problematic, hypotheses and research programme. Theory, culture & society.20  (2), pp. 1-33.

Beck, U. and Levy, D. 2013. Cosmopolitanized Nations: Re-imagining Collectivity in World Risk Society. Theory, Culture and Society 30(2), pp. 3-31.

Binnie, J; Holloway J.J.; Millington, S. and Young, C. 2009. Cosmopolitanism. In N. Thrift and R. Kitchin (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. London: Elsevier, pp.307-313.

Cheah, P. 2006. Cosmopolitanism. Theory, culture & society. 23  (2-3), pp. 486-496.

Glick Schiller, N. and Irving, N. 2014. Introduction: What's in a word? What's in a question? In: Glick Schiller, N. and Irving, A. eds. Whose cosmopolitanism? : critical perspectives, relationalities and discontents. Oxford: Berghahn, pp.1-26

Harvey, D. 2000. Cosmopolitanism and the banality of geographical evils. Public Culture. 12 (2), pp. 529–564.

Habermas, J. 2003. Toward a Cosmopolitan Europe. Journal of democracy. 14  (4), pp. 86-100.

Juergensmeyer, M. 2002. The paradox of nationalism in a global world. In: Hedetoft, U. and Hjort, M. eds. The postnational self : belonging and identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 3-17.

Kleingeld, P. 2016. Kant's moral and political cosmopolitanism. Philosophy Compass. 11(1), pp. 14-23.

Kleingeld, P. and Brown, E. 2009. Cosmopolitanism. In: Zalta, E.N. ed. Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy [electronic resource]. (Summer 2009 Edition). Available online:

Popke, J. 2007. Geography and ethics: spaces of cosmopolitan responsibility. Progress in human geography. ISSN: 0309-1325 . 31 (4) pp. 509–518.

Sager, A. 2016. Methodological Nationalism, Migration and Political Theory. Political Studies. 64(1), pp. 42-59.

Scheffler, S. 1999. Conceptions of Cosmopolitanism. Utilitas11  (3), pp. 255-276.

Wimmer, A. and Glick Schiller, N. 2002. Methodological nationalism and beyond: nation-state building, migration and the social sciences. Global networks. (4), pp. 301-334.

Wood, N. 2016. National belonging in cosmopolitan times. In: Vieten, U.M. and Valentine, G. eds. Cartographies of differences : interdisciplinary perspectives. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 85-108.

Yeoh, B. 2004. Cosmopolitansim and its exclusions in Singapore. Urban studies. 41  (12), pp. 2431-2445.

Yeĝenoĝlu, M. 2005. Cosmopolitanism and nationalism in a globalized world. Ethnic and racial studies. 28  (1), pp. 103-131.

Zierhofer, W. 2007. Representative cosmopolitanism: representing the world within political collectives. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. 39  (7), pp. 1618–1631.

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Week 4: Humanitarianism and Migration Crises

Key reading

Lindley, A., 2014. Exploring crisis and migration: concepts and issues. In Crisis and migration : critical perspectives ISBN: 9781138647008; 1138647004. Routledge, pp. 13-35.    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Hyndman, J., 2000. Managing displacement : refugees and the politics of humanitarianism ISBN: 9780816652839 (e-book), University of Minnesota Press, chapter 1 (“Scripting humanitarianism: A geography of “refugee” and the respatialization response”).  

Further reading

Barnett, M., 2014. Refugees and humanitarianism. The Oxford handbook of refugee and forced migration studies. Oxford University Press, pp.241-253.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Fassin, D., 2010. Inequality of lives, hierarchies of humanity: Moral commitments and ethical dilemmas of humanitarianism. In Ilana Feldman & Miriam Iris Ticktin (2010) (eds.), In the name of humanity : the government of threat and care ISBN: 9780822348214 (pbk.) : £17.99; 9780822348108 (hbk.) : £72.00; 0822348101 (hbk.) : £72.00; 0822348217 (pbk.) : £17.99. Duke University Press. pp. 238-256.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Fassin, D., 2011. Humanitarian reason : a moral history of the present times ISBN: 9780520271166 (alk. paper); 0520271165 (alk. paper); 9780520271173 (pbk. ; alk. paper); 0520271173 (pbk. ; alk. paper). Univ of California Press, chapters 1 and 5.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 01/11/2018) 

De Genova, N., 2017. Introduction: the borders of ‘Europe’ and the European question. The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering, pp.1-35.     

Hyndman, J., 2000. Managing displacement. Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva , University of Minnesota Press, chapter 2 (“Border crossings: The politics of mobility”).

Malkki, L.H., 1996. Speechless emissaries: Refugees, humanitarianism, and dehistoricization. Cultural anthropology, 11(3), pp.377-404.

Nyers, P., 2013. Rethinking refugees: Beyond state of emergency. Routledge, chapters 1 and 2.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 01/11/2018) 

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Week 5: Cosmopolitanism: Intersectionality and Identity

Key readings

Appadurai, A. 1990. Disjuncture and difference in the global cultural economy. Theory, Culture & Society. 7, pp. 295-310.

Appiah, K.A. 2007. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. London: Penguin. Introduction and chapter 7   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva       

Further reading

Amin, A. 2002. Ethnicity and the multicultural city: living with diversity. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. . 34 (6), pp. 959-980.

Bartlett, Jamie et al. (2011) The New Face of Digital Populism. London: Demos. Available online at: 1320601634

Brown, David. 1999. Are there good and bad nationalisms? Nations and Nationalism, 5 (2), pp. 281-302

Calhoun, Craig. 1997. Nationalism, Buckingham: Open University.

Carroll, William E. 2014. Far Right Parties and Movements in Europe, Japan and the Tea Party in the U.S.: A Comparative Analysis. Review of History and Political Science, 2(2), pp. 111-129. Available online:

Falk, Armin et al. 2011. Unemployment and right-wing extremist crime. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 113(2), pp. 260-285.

Gardell, Mattias. 2014. Crusader Dreams: Oslo 22/7, Islamophobia and the quest for a monocultural Europe.Terrorism and Political Violence, 26 (1), pp. 129-155.

Goodwin, Matthew J. and Harris, Gareth. 2013. Rallying intolerance in the valleys: explaining support for the extreme right in Wales. British Politics, 8 (4), pp. 433-456.

Goodwin, Matthew. 2011. Right Response: Understanding and Countering Populist Extremism in Europe. London: Chatham House. Available online at:

Halikiopoulou, Daphne et al. 2013. The civic zeitgeist: nationalism and liberal values in the European radical right. Nations and Nationalism, 19 (1), pp. 107-127.

Hannerz, U. 1990. Cosmopolitans and Locals in World Culture.  Theory, culture & society.  pp. 237- 251.

Harvey, D. 2000. Cosmopolitanism and the banality of geographical evils.  Public Culture  12  (2), pp. 529–564.

Holmes, Mary and Nathan Manning. 2013. ‘Them that runs the country don’t know what they’re doing’: political dissatisfaction amongst members of the white working class. The Sociological Review, 61, pp. 479-498.

Hovarth, C. 2011. The Cosmopolitan City. In Rovisco, M. and Nowicka, M. eds.  The Ashgate research companion to Cosmopolitanism  Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 87-106.

Isin, E. and Wood, P. 1999.  Citizenship and Identity , London: Sage, pp. 91-122. (Ch. 7 - Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Contested Sovereignties).

Jeffrey, C and McFarlane, C. 2008. Performing cosmopolitanism.  Environment and planning. D : society and space. 26  (3), pp. 420 – 427.

Kymlicka, Will. 2002. Contemporary Political Philosophy (second edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch 8. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Marden, P. 1997. Geographies of dissent: Globalization, identity and the nation.  Political Geography  16 (1), pp. 37-64.

Martin, J. 2005. Identity. In Sibley, D. et al. eds.  Cultural geography : a critical dictionary of key concepts , New York: I.B. Tauris, pp. 97-102.

Massey, D. 1994.  Space, Place and Gender . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 146-156. (Ch. 6. - A global sense of place) 

Skrbiš, Z. and Woodward, I. 2013. Cosmopolitanism: Uses of the Idea. London: Sage.     

Skovgaard-Smith, I and Poulfelt, F. 2018. Imagining ‘non-nationality’: Cosmopolitanism as a source of identity and belonging. Human Relations, 71(2), pp. 129-154.

Smith, Graham. 2000. ‘Nation’ and ‘Nationalism’ in R.J. Johnston, Derek Gregory, Geraldine Pratt and Michael Watts (eds.) Dictionary of Human Geography (fourth edition), Oxford: Blackwell.

Tyler, I. 2013.  Revolting subjects : social abjection and resistance in neoliberal Britain  London: Zed Books.

Valentine, G. and Harris, C. 2014. Strivers Vs Skivers: Class Prejudice and the demonsisation of dependency in everyday life. Geoforum 53, pp. 84-92.

Washbourne, N. 2005. Globalisation/Globality. In Sibley, D. et al. eds.  Cultural geography : a critical dictionary of key concepts  New York: I.B. Tauris, pp. 161-168.  Available online


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Week 7: Border-Deaths and Humanitarian Borders

Key Reading

Albahari, M., 2015. Crimes of peace : Mediterranean migrations at the world's deadliest border ISBN: 9780812291728 (e-book) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva . University of Pennsylvania Press, pp 3-34.  

Rygiel, K., 2016. Dying to live: migrant deaths and citizenship politics along European borders: transgressions, disruptions, and mobilizations. Citizenship Studies, 20(5), pp.545-560.

Further reading

Albahari, M., 2015. Crimes of peace : Mediterranean migrations at the world's deadliest border ISBN: 9780812291728 (e-book). University of Pennsylvania Press, chapter 1, pp 35-59.

Alonso, A.D. and Nienass, B., 2016. Deaths, Visibility, and Responsibility: The Politics of Mourning at the US-Mexico BorderSocial Research: An International Quarterly83(2), pp.421-451. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

De Genova, N., 2018. The “migrant crisis” as racial crisis: do Black Lives Matter in Europe?. Ethnic and Racial Studies41(10), pp.1765-1782.

Ferrer-Gallardo, X. and van Houtum, H.J., 2014. The deadly EU border control, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 13(2), 295-304

Spijkerboer, T., 2013. Moving Migrants, States, and Rights Human Rights and Border Deaths. The Law & Ethics of Human Rights, 7(2), pp.213-242.

Squire, V., 2017. Governing migration through death in Europe and the US: Identification, burial and the crisis of modern humanism. European Journal of International Relations23(3), pp.513-532.

Williams, J. M. (2015). From humanitarian exceptionalism to contingent care: Care and enforcement at the humanitarian border. Political Geography, 47, 11-20.

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Week 8: Fighting Deadly Borders

Key reading

Stierl, M., 2018. A fleet of Mediterranean border humanitarians. Antipode, 50(3), pp.704-724.

Johnson, Leif. “Material interventions on the US-Mexico border: Investigating a sited politics of migrant solidarity”, Antipode 47, no 5, 1243-1260.

Further reading

Cusumano, Eugenio (2017) Emptying the sea with a spoon? Non-governmental providers of migrants search and rescue in the Mediterranean. Marine Policy 75, pages 91-98. 

Johnson, L., 2015. Material interventions on the US–Mexico border: Investigating a sited politics of migrant solidarity. Antipode47(5), pp.1243-1260.

Perkowski, Nina. "Deaths, interventions, humanitarianism and human rights in the Mediterranean ‘Migration Crisis’." Mediterranean Politics 21, no. 2 (2016): 331-335.

Rygiel, K., 2016. Dying to live: migrant deaths and citizenship politics along European borders: transgressions, disruptions, and mobilizations. Citizenship Studies20(5), pp.545-560.

Heller, C. and Pezzani, L., 2019. Contentious Crossings: Struggles and Alliances for Freedom of Movement across the Mediterranean Sea. South Atlantic Quarterly118(3), pp.644-653.

Stierl, Maurice. "A sea of struggle–activist border interventions in the Mediterranean Sea." Citizenship Studies 20, no. 5 (2016): 561-578.

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Week 9: Migrant Mobilizations: Activism and Solidarity

Key reading

Della Porta, Donatella. "Contentious Moves: Mobilising for Refugees’ Rights." In Solidarity mobilizations in the refugee crisis ISBN: 9783319717524 (e-book) pp. 1-38. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2018.  

Nyers, P. and Rygiel, K., 2012. Citizenship, migrant activism and the politics of movement ISBN: 9781138803503 paperback; 9780415605779 hardback; 0415605776 hardback; 1138803502 paperback. Routledge.  

Rygiel, Kim. "Bordering solidarities: Migrant activism and the politics of movement and camps at Calais." Citizenship studies 15, no. 01 (2011): 1-19.

Further reading

Ataç, I., 2016. ‘Refugee Protest Camp Vienna’: making citizens through locations of the protest movement. Citizenship Studies20(5), pp.629-646.

De Genova, N., 2010. The queer politics of migration: Reflections on “illegality” and incorrigibility. Studies in social justice, 4(2), pp.101-126.

Isin, E.F., 2009. Citizenship in flux: The figure of the activist citizen. Subjectivity29(1), pp.367-388.

Loyd, J.M., 2012. Human Rights Zone: Building an antiracist city in Tucson, Arizona. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies11(1).

Martínez, M 2016, Beyond solidarity: Migrants and squatters in Madrid. in P Mudu & S Chattopadhyay (eds), Migration, squatting and radical autonomy : resistance and destabilization of racist regulatory policies ISBN: 9781317375760 (e-book). Routledge, pp. 189-206.

Milan C., Pirro A.L.P. (2018) Interwoven Destinies in the ‘Long Migration Summer’: Solidarity Movements Along the Western Balkan Route. In: della Porta D. (eds) Solidarity mobilizations in the refugee crisis ISBN: 9783319717524 (e-book)’. Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham

Mitchell, K. and Sparke, M., 2018. Hotspot geopolitics versus geosocial solidarity: contending constructions of safe space for migrants in Europe. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, online.

Nicholls, W.J. and Fiorito, T., 2015, January. Dreamers unbound: Immigrant youth mobilizing. New Labor Forum Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 86-92. 

Oikonomakis, L., 2018. Solidarity in transition: The case of Greece. In Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’ (pp. 65-98). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Ridgley, J., 2008. Cities of refuge: Immigration enforcement, police, and the insurgent genealogies of citizenship in US sanctuary cities. Urban Geography29(1), pp.53-77.

Walters, W., 2008. Acts of citizenship. In E. Isin and G.M. Nielsen (eds.) Acts of demonstration: mapping the territory of (non-) citizenship. New York: Zed Books pp.182-206.

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Week 10: The Criminalization of Solidarity

Key reading

Tazzioli, M., 2018. Crimes of solidarity. Radical philosophy 2.01, pp. 4-10.

Fekete, L., 2018. Migrants, borders and the criminalisation of solidarity in the EU. Race & Class59(4), pp.65-83.

Fekete, Liz. "Europe: crimes of solidarity." Race & Class 50, no. 4 (2009): 83-97.

Further reading

Allsopp Jennifer (2012). Contesting fraternité : Vulnerable migrants and the politics of protection in contemporary France. WORKING PAPER SERIES NO. 82. Refugee Studies Centre. University of Oxford

Carrère, V. and Baudet, V., 2004. Délit de solidarité. Plein droit, (1), pp.14-17.

Fassin, E (2010). Le procès politique de la solidarité (3/4): les ONG en Méditerranée, Mediapart

Gargano, M. (2017) From Solidar Passeurs to Smugglers: Dismantling Solidarity Through Criminal Convictions. Available at: 

Gkliati, M. (2016) Proud to Aid and Abet Refugees: The Criminalization of ‘Flight Helpers’ in Greece. Available at: 

Pali, Brunilda. "Europe as Terraferma: against the criminalisation of solidarity." (2017).

Sigona, N., 2017. NGOs under Attack for Saving Too Many Lives in the MediterraneanThe Conversation29

Taylor, A., 2018. “Crimes of solidarity”: France’s contemporary crisis of hospitality. Making Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners, p.39-53.

Zhang, S.X., Sanchez, G.E. and Achilli, L., 2018. Crimes of solidarity in mobility: alternative views on migrant smuggling. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 676(1), pp. 6-15.

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Week 11: Right to the City, Sanctuary and Cities of Refuge

Key reading

Darling, Jonathan. "A city of sanctuary: the relational re‐imagining of Sheffield’s asylum politics." Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 35, no. 1 (2010): 125-140.

"Sanctuary Planet: A Global Sanctuary Movement for the Time of Trump." Society and Space. Available at:

Further reading

Agustín, Ó.G. and Jørgensen, M.B., 2019. Institutional Solidarity: Barcelona as Refuge City. In Solidarity and the 'Refugee Crisis' in Europe (pp. 97-117). Palgrave Pivot, Cham.

Bagelman, Jennifer. 2016. Sanctuary city : a suspended state ISBN: 9781137480385(e-book). Palgrace Macmillan chapter 1.

Squire V (2011) From Community Cohesion to Mobile Solidarities: The City of Sanctuary Network and the Strangers into Citizens Campaign. Political Studies 59(2): 290-307.

Bauder, H., 2017. Sanctuary cities: Policies and practices in international perspective. International Migration55(2), pp.174-187.

Nicholls, W, and Vermeulen, F (2012) Rights through the City: the urban basis of immigrant rights struggles. In: Smith, MP, McQuarrie, M (eds) Remaking urban citizenship : organizations, institutions, and the right to the city ISBN: 9781351493604 (e-book). New Brunswick, NJ: Transactions, pp. 79–97.  

Trimikliniotis, N., Parsanoglou, D. and Tsianos, V., 2014. Mobile commons, migrant digitalities and the right to the city. Springer.

Houston, S., 2016. Sacred squatting: Seeking sanctuary in religious spaces. Migration, squatting and radical autonomy : resistance and destabilization of racist regulatory policies ISBN: 9781317375760 (e-book), pp.183-188.

Tsavdaroglou, Charalampos. 2018. "The Newcomers’ Right to the Common Space: The case of Athens during the refugee crisis." ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies  17(2), pp. 376-401.

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Week: 14: Gender, Migration and Domestic Labour

Key reading

Anderson, Bridget. (2000) Doing the dirty work? The global politics of domestic labor London: Zed Books, pp. 1-7, 9-27, 108-25, 128-58. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Further reading

Anderson, B., 2014. Nation building: domestic labour and immigration controls in the UK. In B. Anderson and I. Shutes (eds) Migration and Care Labour (pp. 31-48). Palgrave Macmillan, London.  

Boris, E (2015).“Workers, not slaves: Domestic laborers against the law”, Open Democracy, August 26.

Guevarra, A.R., 2014. Supermaids: the racial branding of global Filipino care labour. In B. Anderson and I. Shutes (eds) Migration and Care Labour  (pp. 130-150). Palgrave Macmillan, London.  

Kofman, E. and Raghuram, P., 2018. 30. Gender, migration and social reproduction. Handbook on the International Political Economy of Gender, Edward Elgar, pp.427-439.   

Pande, A., 2017. Intimate Counter‐Spaces of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon. International Migration Review. Fall 2017, pp. 1-29. 

Federici, S., 2016. “We Have Seen Other Countries and Have Another Culture.” Migrant Domestic Workers and The International Production and Circulation of Feminist Knowledge and Organization. Working USA19(1), pp.9-23.

Lewis, H., Dwyer, P., Hodkinson, S. and Waite, L., 2015. Hyper-precarious lives: Migrants, work and forced labour in the Global North. Progress in Human Geography39(5), pp.580-600.

Liebelt, C., 2015. The Gift of Care: On Filipina Domestic Workers and Transnational Cycles of Care. In E. Alber and H. Drotbohm (eds) Anthropological perspectives on care : work, kinship, and the life-course ISBN: 9781137513441 (e-book) (pp. 23-42). Palgrave Macmillan, New York.  

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Week 15: Micropublics as Sites of Meaningful Encounter? (To be updated)


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Week 16: Respect and Competing Values (to be updated)



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Week 17: Emotional Geographies of Belonging in a Cosmopolitan World (to be updated)




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Week 18: Intolerance, Nationalism and the Rise of the Far Right (to be updated)


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Week 19: Conclusion (no readings)



This list was last updated on 10/10/2019