Deciding to Be Mobile

  • Angeliki Dimitriadi
Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)


Drawing from fieldwork conducted with Afghan irregular migrants and recognizing that migration is not only a result of “push” factors the chapter looks not only at the reasons for leaving home but also the aspirations shaping their movement and the choice of the final destination. The role of asylum and how it is understood is highlighted, using the Afghans as a case study while acknowledging it is not a unique feature of Afghan migration. The imperfect information that often motivate the journey and assist in the construction of a specific “imaginary” as regards future homelands link with the asylum defines to a large extent their mobility and particularly their journey to (and from) Greece.


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