Finding Ways Through Eurospace

Finding Ways Through Eurospace

West African Movers Re-viewing Europe from the Inside

Joris Schapendonk


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Studying the im/mobility trajectories of West Africans in the EU, this book presents a new approach to West African migrants in Europe. It argues that a migration lens is not necessarily the best starting point to understand these dynamic im/mobility processes. Rather than seeing migrancy as the primary marker of their lives, this book positions these trajectories in a wider social script of mobility and discusses how African migrants are confronted with rigid mobility regimes, but also how they manage to transgress and circumvent them.


Joris Schapendonk:

Joris Schapendonk is Assistant Professor at the Geography, Planning and Environment department of Radboud University, Nijmegen, and an active member of Nijmegen Centre for Border Research (NCBR). In 2014, he received a personal research grant from the Innovation Research Scheme of the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research.