Revisiting geographies of temporalities: the significance of time in migrant responses to Brexit

Gawlewicz, A. and Sotkasiira, T. (2019) Revisiting geographies of temporalities: the significance of time in migrant responses to Brexit. Population, Space and Place, e2275. (doi:10.1002/psp.2275) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

In this article, we look at the role of time and temporalities in migrant responses to the result of the 2016 European Union referendum in the United Kingdom, that is, Brexit. Although some attention has been paid to affective “first reactions” to Brexit, less is known about how it is negotiated in a longer perspective. Here, we recognise that responses to Brexit are dynamic and prone to change. Therefore, it is crucial to explore practical rationalising alongside emotional reactions as two different, but equally relevant, responses. Using the example of Finnish and Polish migrants to Scotland, we show that time is central to making sense of Brexit and is used to negotiate uncertainty about legal status and the right to remain. In doing so, we revisit a wider gap in geography scholarship, which continues to underappreciate the temporal dimension in migration research.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work brings together findings from two research projects: Anna's project “Living together with Brexit: Migrant‐‘host’ encounters in the East End of Glasgow” supported by the Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and Tiina's project “Brexit and Finns in Britain” funded by the University of Eastern Finland.
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sotkasiira, Dr Tiina and Gawlewicz, Dr Anna
Authors: Gawlewicz, A., and Sotkasiira, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Population, Space and Place
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1544-8444
ISSN (Online):1544-8452
Published Online:23 October 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
First Published:First published in Population, Space and Place 2019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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