Migration as Translation
1Some Preliminary Positionings
This article aims to contribute to the broader critical field of migration or postmigration studies by employing ‘translation’ as a differentiating analytical lens for a new view on migration. In so doing, it seeks to overcome the confinements of some current macro-theoretical assumptions:
–first, its translational perspective avoids approaching migration as mainly a regime of governance and management that aims to control, normalize, and discipline (see the critique by Castro Varela 2013);
–second, it follows an actor-oriented approach that challenges the dominant ‘methodological nationalism’ in migration studies (see the critique by Wimmer and Glick Schiller 2002; ...