'If I Have No Money for Travel, I Have No Need': Migration and Imagination

Smith, A. (2006) 'If I Have No Money for Travel, I Have No Need': Migration and Imagination. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 9(1), pp. 47-62.

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This article seeks to respond to the theoretical suggestion that the rise of 21st-century migration reveals the new social importance of the work of the imagination. Beginning with material from a qualitative survey of Nigerian expatriates in Scotland, & deploying the theoretical models of Pierre Bourdieu, it suggests something of the limited constituency for whom such a claim is realistic. It concludes with a contrasting examination of these themes as they appear in Marx's early writing.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:African Cultural Groups, Bourdieu, Pierre, Expatriates, Marx, Karl, Migration, Scotland, Identity, Scotland
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor Andrew
Authors: Smith, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:European Journal of Cultural Studies

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