Conclusion
Precarity, justice, postcoloniality
in Reclaiming migration
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The concluding chapter summarises the main arguments of the book, before reflecting on three key themes emerging from the analysis of a counter-archive of migratory testimonies: precarity, justice and postcoloniality. First, it emphasises precarity as a multidimensional condition, which is not only manifest in the lived experiences of those who escape to Europe but also in the experiences of those who refuse or are unable to flee. Second, it highlights how claims to justice are not simply oriented towards movement, but also need to be appreciated as claims to settlement that reject the EU’s positionality as ‘host’ to newly arriving migrants. Finally, it emphasises the recurring colonial dynamics of the contemporary policy agenda, to suggest that the voices of people on the move who speak out against a postcolonial present can no longer be ignored.

Reclaiming migration

Voices from Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’

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