Undocumented Migration From the Other Perspective : Coloniality, Subaltern Subject, and Migrant Mapping

Periodo de realización: 0001/01/01 al 2019/01/01

Tipo: Artículo científico

Resumen: "Faced with an environment in constant transformation in which the dominant theoretical approaches show their own limitations, I consider the emergence of undocumented migration as a central problem in the agenda of post/decolonialism. The undocumented migrant has been constructed as a global subaltern subject and used to justify the adoption of policies aimed to achieve greater control and management over migrant populations, all while relying on the discourse of human rights. The case of Mexico and the Southern Border Program is the quintessential example of such logic. This article briefly introduces a methodological proposal based on critical cartography that allows a better understanding of the phenomenon and that can be used as a critical tool for undocumented migrants: post/decoloniality as an epistemic commitment and the Migrant Mapping methodology aims at positioning the voices of undocumented migrants at the center of researchs and proposals: that is the goal of the perspectives of the Otherness."

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