What Petrogiannis’ brilliant study specifically shows is that even the experience of multiplicity, encounter, exchange, fluidity and ambiguity, which the life of a migrant unavoidably encompasses, will rarely lead to a spontaneous critical questioning of the nation’s prevailing semantics. On the contrary, it seems that “nation” remains the easiest accessible tool to explain the world for migrants in search of categorical homeliness and reliable meanings in an otherwise fluid and blurry surrounding.

Vasileios Petrogiannis, European Mobility and Spatial Belongings: Greek and Latvian Migrants in Sweden (Stockholm: Elanders, 2020)

PETRI Rolf
2022

Abstract

What Petrogiannis’ brilliant study specifically shows is that even the experience of multiplicity, encounter, exchange, fluidity and ambiguity, which the life of a migrant unavoidably encompasses, will rarely lead to a spontaneous critical questioning of the nation’s prevailing semantics. On the contrary, it seems that “nation” remains the easiest accessible tool to explain the world for migrants in search of categorical homeliness and reliable meanings in an otherwise fluid and blurry surrounding.
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