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  • Temporality in Mobile Lives: Contemporary Asia–Australia Migration and Everyday Time
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  • Robertson, Shanthi
  • 2021
  • Published by: Bristol University Press
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Shanthi Robertson provides fresh perspectives on 21st-century migratory experiences in this innovative study of young Asian migrants’ lives in Australia. Exploring the aspirations and realities of transnational mobility, the book shows how migration has reshaped lived experiences of time for middle-class young people moving between Asia and the West for work, study and lifestyle opportunities. Through a new conceptual framework of ‘chronomobilities,’ which looks at 'time-regimes' and 'time-logics', Robertson demonstrates how migratory pathways have become far more complex than leaving one country for another, and can profoundly affect the temporalities of everyday life, from career pathways to intimate relationships. Drawing on extensive ethnographic material, Robertson deepens our understanding of the multifaceted relationship between migration and time.Shanthi Robertson provides fresh perspectives on 21st-century migratory experiences in this innovative study of young Asian migrants’ lives in Australia. Exploring the aspirations and realities of transnational mobility, the book shows how migration has reshaped lived experiences of time for middle-class young people moving between Asia and the West for work, study and lifestyle opportunities. Through a new conceptual framework of ‘chronomobilities,’ which looks at 'time-regimes' and 'time-logics', Robertson demonstrates how migratory pathways have become far more complex than leaving one country for another, and can profoundly affect the temporalities of everyday life, from career pathways to intimate relationships. Drawing on extensive ethnographic material, Robertson deepens our understanding of the multifaceted relationship between migration and time.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of contents
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  1. List of Figures
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Series Preface
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. Chronomobilities: 21st-Century Migration and Lived Time
  2. pp. 15-48
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  1. 2. Asian Migrants of the Middle in Local and Global Context
  2. pp. 49-76
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  1. 3. Times of Work: Transified Workers and Contingent Careers
  2. pp. 77-112
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  1. 4. Times in Place: Moving, Dwelling, Belonging
  2. pp. 113-142
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  1. 5. Times of the Heart: Reconfiguring Intimacy
  2. pp. 143-178
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 179-188
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  1. References
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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