The theme of migration and mobility brings together the work of staff and research students who are using life course perspectives to explore the way that migration plays into social mobility and its meanings for the construction and experience of social identities.
The research interests of this group include:
• Understanding how migration for work impacts on family lives
• Exploring the ambiguity and complexity of changes in gendered social relations around migration
• Investigating what migration means for social protection needs and vulnerabilities
Examining the vulnerability of coffee growing migrants in Vietnam
Linking Migration, Reproduction and Wellbeing: Exploring the Reproductive Strategies of Low-income Rural Migrants in Vietnam
Migrant fishers and fishing in the Western Indian Ocean: Socio-economic dynamics and implications for management
Social protection by and for temporary work migrants and their households in northwest Bangladesh
The longitudinal impact of HIV and AIDS on rural livelihoods in East Africa
Locke, C., Nguyen, T.T.T, and Nguyen, T.N.H. (forthcoming) ‘A Mother who Stays but Cannot Provide for her Children is not as Good as Migrant People like us": Migrant Mothers in Vietnam' in M. Unnithan and S.Khanna (eds.) Migration and The Reproductive Body: The Biopolitics of Birth, Place, Health and Identity, chapter 2, Berghahn.
Locke, C., Seeley, J. and Rao, N. (forthcoming, 2013) ‘Migration and Migration and Reconfigurations of Family Relations and Social (In)security' Third World Quarterly.
C. Locke, J. Seeley and N. Roa, (forthcoming, 2013) ‘Migration and Social Reproduction at Critical Junctures in Family Life Course' Third World Quarterly.
Locke, C. Nguyen, T.T.T., and Nguyen, T.N.H. (forthcoming, 2013) ‘‘A mother who stays but cannot provide for her children is not as good as migrant people like us': Migrant mothers in Vietnam' in M. Unnithan and S. Khanna (eds) Migration and the Reproductive Body: The Biopolitics of Birth, Place, Health and Identity, chapter 2, Berghahn.
Locke, C., Nguyen, T.T.T. and Nguyen, T.N.H. (2013) ‘Mobile householding and marital dissolution in Vietnam: An inevitable consequence?' Geoforum, published online April 2013, DOI 10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.03.002
Rao, N. and Mitra, A. (2013) ‘Migration, Representations and Social Relations: experiences of Jharkhand Labour to Western Uttar Pradesh' Journal of Development Studies 49(6):846-860.
Barratt C, Mbonye M, Seeley J. (2012) `Between town and country: Shifting identity and migrant youth in Uganda' Journal of Modern African Studies 50(2):201-233.
Locke, C., Nguyen, T.T.T., and Nguyen, T.N.H. (2012) ‘Low-Income migrant workers struggling to sustain marriages and build families in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh' Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 7(4):63-91.
Locke, C., Nguyen, T.T.T, and Nguyen, T.N.H. (2012) ‘Visiting Marriages and Remote Parenting: Changing Strategies of Rural-Urban Migrants in Vietnam' Journal of Development Studies 48(1):10-25.
Massey, Deeptima, Abdur Rafique and Janet Seeley `Begging in rural India and Bangladesh' Economic and Political Weekly XLV(14): 64-71 (2010).
Rao, N. and Hossain, M.I. (2012) ‘"I Want to Be Respected": Migration, Mobility and the Construction of Alternate Educational Discourses in Rural Bangladesh' Anthropology and Education Quarterly 43(4):415-428.
Rao, N. (2012) ‘Breadwinners and Homemakers: migration and Changing Conjugal expectations in Rural Bangladesh' Journal of Development Studies 48(1):26-40.
Rao, N. ‘Respect, Status and Domestic Work: Female Migrants at home and at Work' European Journal of Development Research 23(5):758-773.
Locke, C. and Zhang, H.X. (2010) ‘A Better Life? Migration, Reproduction and Wellbeing in Transition' in Society, Biology and Human Affairs (SBHA) - Special Edition: Space, Movement and Health: Biosocial Perspectives 75 (2): 51-71
Rao, N. (2010) ‘Migration, education and socio-economic mobility: introduction' COMPARE – A Journal of Comparative and International Education 40(2):137-145.
Seeley, Janet, Nazmun Nahar Lipi, Sadia Afrin and Md Azmal Kabir, 2009, ``The family is suffering' -- challenges faced by migrants' families who stay behind in a village in rural Northwest Bangladesh' in C.R.Abrar and Janet Seeley (eds.) Social Protection and Livelihoods. Marginalised Migrants of South Asia University Press Ltd., Dhaka
Locke, C. & Zhang, H.X. (2009) Missing Links Between Migration and Reproduction in Vietnam and China, Working Paper 14, DEV Working Paper Series, The School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK
Link to Working Paper
Seeley, Janet and Katy Gardner, 2007, `Social Protection and Internal Migration in Bangladesh: supporting the poorest' Briefing 9, Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, Link to document
Zhang, H.X., Kelly, P.M., Locke, C., Winkels, A. and Adger, W.N. (2006) ‘Migration in a transitional economy: beyond the planned and spontaneous dichotomy in Vietnam', Geoforum. 37(6): 1066-1081
Adger, W.Neil, P.Mick Kelly, Alexandra Winkels. Luong Quang Huy and Catherine Locke, 'Migration, Remittances, Livelihood Trajectories and Social Resilience', Ambio 31 (4): 358-366.
Seeley, Janet, Sheila Ryan, Munshi Israil Hossain and Iqbal Alam Khan. 2006 `Just surviving or finding space to thrive? The complexity of the internal migration of women in Bangladesh' pp. 171-191 in Sadhna Arya and Anupama Roy (eds.) Poverty, Gender and Migration Sage, New Delhi, 2006.
Rao, N., Power, culture and resources in gendered seasonal migration from Santal Parganas, chapter in Arya, S and A. Roy (eds.) Gender, Poverty and Migration. Sage. New Delhi. Rao, N.,