Heil, Tilmann ORCID: 0000-0001-9337-8448 (2020). Post/colonial reconfigurations: The disregarded, renewed arrival of Spaniards in Rio de Janeiro (accepted). Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

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Given the renewed arrival of Spanish migrants in Brazil since 2008, I analyse how post/colonial power relations are re/configured and contradictions produced when legal and economic precarity question status hierarchies based on origin, race, and class. Brazil currently hosts the largest number of illegalised Spaniards worldwide. Illegality and precarity contest the favourable effects of nearly unconditional whiteness in Brazil and globally racialised, colonial power hierarchies. Derived from 2.5 years of ethnographic fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro since 2014, my interlocutors’ trajectories show how they struggle with and embrace the urban fabric and its structural post/colonial configuration.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Heil, Tilmanntilmann.heil@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0001-9337-844871686322
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-116849
DOI: 10.1080/15562948.2020.1754994
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
Date: 2020
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Global South Studies Center
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 4: Außereuropäische Sprachen, Kulturen und Gesellschaften > Institut für Ethnologie
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 6: Geschichte > Abteilung für Iberische und Lateinamerikanische Geschichte
Subjects: Social sciences
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/11684


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