International Workshop. The Bonds of Migration: Debt, Interdependence and Mobility

Paris, January 19-20, 2012

Chicago Center in Paris (France)
6 rue Thomas Mann
75013 Paris, France 

This workshop explores the relationship between people who migrate in order to work and the economic, affective and moral debts and obligations that inspire, enable, and result from their migrations. We seek to examine relationships of interdependence between migrating laborers and the various people who benefit or profit from their labor, including but not limited to the kin to whom they send remittances, creditors, loan sharks, and smugglers, and their partners, procurers, masters, or employers. As such, we are interested in exploring relationships that span the range of possibilities of, and blur clear-cut distinctions between consent and coercion. 

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