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Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Living on the Margins offers a unique insight into the lives of undocumented migrants from China, Bangladesh and Turkey (including Kurds and Northern Cypriots) in London, and those who employ them. ... More


Unauthorized Plots: Life Writing, Transnationalism, and the Possibilities of Agency

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines two extended life narratives by undocumented subjects: Ramón “Tianguis” Pérez’s memoir Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant and the oral history of an undocumented Nicaraguan ... More


Limits to Fairness in a Democracy

Philip M. Rosoff

in Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Setting Limits on Healthcare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027496
eISBN:
9780262320764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027496.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter discusses the politically and morally contentious issue of whether strict fairness and justice in a rationing system can be accomplished in a democracy like the United States. Fairness ... More


Introduction

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

in Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter, in conjunction with Chapter 2, provides the overall context for the book. First, this chapter locates undocumented migration within the broader theoretical paradigms that consider ... More


Policy, law and rights

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

in Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

The focus of this chapter on the creation and positioning of undocumented migrants within policy, law and human rights frameworks. We explore the European agreements, international rights’ frameworks ... More


Migration: motives, journey and status mobility

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

in Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

The focus of this chapter is on migration journeys and routes into becoming undocumented. The argument is that there is no one experience of these processes. Instead experiences combine with ... More


Undocumented migrants living and working in London

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

in Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter focuses on the working lives of undocumented migrants. In particular it explores the constant juxtaposition of working lives with irregularity in five main areas: job search and routes ... More


Ethnic enclave entrepreneurs

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

in Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter provides insights into the experiences, businesses and business practices of minority ethnic employers from migrant backgrounds. Although we review their routes into business, our main ... More


The consequences of being undocumented

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

in Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Being undocumented has consequences in every sphere of life. This chapter focusses on the ways in which undocumented migrants experience the exclusions of their status and develop strategies for ... More


Grasping life on the margins

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

in Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This concluding chapter returns to the themes discussed in the book, to capture the essence of what makes undocumented migrants tolerate their lives on the margins and it questions whose interests ... More


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