Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez

Conceptualizing the Coloniality of Migration

On European Settler Colonialism-Migration, Racism, and Migration Policies

The months of August and September 2015 were marked by media images of refugees making their way from Syria via Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Slovenia, or Hungary to Austria and Germany, or even further afield to Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. It was moving to see adults, children, and the elderly walking with determination, fleeing war, misery, and despair. As they faced the destruction of their homes, the dismantling of their neighborhoods, and the deaths of their loved ones, the feeling of impotence that might otherwise have overcome them was converted into a driving force of collective ...

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