Drawing on data from the THEMIS project, this paper focuses on the the feedback processes: the social mechanisms that link migration experiences across time and space.
A new working paper by Oliver Bakewell
and Dominique Jolivet
shows how migration narratives disseminated at a local level – in migrants’ houses, clothes, cars, or changed attitudes and behaviours for instance – or globally – through broadcast media and the internet – shape attitudes to migration, aspirations and decision making.
The paper finds that this social mechanism is distinct from the idea of normative pressure or influence carried through social networks: it is a more nuanced mechanism.