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Throughout, the book documents how the category expatriate has become ensnared in the politicisation of migration. The very fact that the expatriate is now understood as a migration category evidences the possibly increasing use of migration as a discursive, legal and everyday site of ‘worldmaking’ (Walters 2015), of articulating social subjects and producing social inequality. In the current conjuncture, increasingly bifurcated migration regimes demonise some movements while glorifying others. Such differentiated (im)mobilisation as a technology of governance depends centrally on ostensibly innocuous and technical categories and criteria. Migration categories are thus at the heart of the insidious ways that intersecting material and symbolic inequalities are enacted today, and any project for social justice thus needs to dissect and dismantle them. The conclusion further elaborates this argument.

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