Autonomy of Migration and Mobile Commons

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* Article: After citizenship: autonomy of migration, organisational ontology and mobile commons, by Dimitris Papadopoulos and Vassilis S. Tsianos, Journal Citizenship Studies, Volume 17, 2013 - Issue 2: Immigrant Protest.

URL = http://sci-hub.io/10.1080/13621025.2013.780736


Abstract

"This paper explores the relevance of the autonomy of migration approach for understanding the role of citizenship in the sovereign control of mobility. There is an insurgent configuration of ordinary experiences of mobility emerging against this regime of control. At its core is the sharing of knowledge and infrastructures of connectivity, affective cooperation, mutual support and care among people on the move. The sovereign regime of mobility control is displaced on the level on which it attempts to take hold: the everyday movements of migrants. The frenetic fixation with security is challenged by the creation of common worlds of existence; the obsession with governance is replaced by inhabiting social spaces below the radar of existing political structures. This paper attempts to contribute to a reconstruction of this mundane ontology of transmigration, an ontology which we will describe as the mobile commons of migration."