Book Launch: Temporality in Mobile Lives

Book Launch: Temporality in Mobile Lives

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Join us for an online Q and A and launch with author Shanthi Robertson.

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Temporality in Mobile Lives: Contemporary Asia-Australia Migration and Everyday Time

Join us for an online Q and A and launch with author Shanthi Robertson on Friday 26th February 2021 at 3.30pm.

Chair: Kristine Aquino

Q&A: Kate Naidu

Please register here by Thursday 25 Feb.

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Temporality in Mobile Lives: Contemporary Asia-Australia Migration and Everyday Time by Shanthi Robertson is out now and available from Bristol University Press.

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.

Brenda Yeoh from National University of Singapore said:

"By attending to the intersections between the temporalities of intimate relationships and the mobile lives of transnational migrants, Robertson provides us a truly original framework to understand the times of migration."

Drawing on extensive ethnographic material, Robertson deepens our understanding of the multifaceted relationship between migration and time.

Order Temporality in Mobile Lives: Contemporary Asia-Australia Migration and Everyday Time with 20% discount from Bristol University Press.

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EVENT DETAILS

Date: Friday 26 February

Time: 3.30 pm onwards

Zoom link: will be sent one day prior