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Temporality in Mobile Lives

Contemporary Asia-Australia Migration and Everyday Time

Shanthi Robertson (Western Sydney University)



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Bristol University Press
22 January 2021
This innovative study of young Asian migrants' lives in Australia sheds new light on the complex relationship between migration and time. With in-depth interviews and a new conceptual framework, Robertson reveals how migration influences the trajectories of migrants' lives, from career pathways to intimate relationships.

Robertson provides fresh perspectives on the 21st century migratory experience in this innovative study of young Asian migrants' lives in Australia. Exploring the aspirations and realities of transnational mobility, the book shows how migration has reshaped lived experiences of time for middle-class young people moving between Asia and the West for work, study and lifestyle opportunities. Through a new conceptual framework of 'chronomobilities,' which looks at 'time regimes' and 'time logics', it demonstrates how migratory pathways have become far more complex than leaving one country for another, and can profoundly affect the temporalities of everyday life, from career pathways to intimate relationships. Drawing on extensive ethnographic material, Robertson deepens our understanding of the multifaceted relationship between migration and time.
By:   Shanthi Robertson (Western Sydney University)
Imprint:   Bristol University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781529211511
ISBN 10:   1529211514
Series:   Global Migration and Social Change
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   22 January 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Shanthi Robertson is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.

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