Stories from 'The World in One City': Migrant Lives in Liverpool



Burrell, KL ORCID: 0000-0001-5961-235X
(2017) Stories from 'The World in One City': Migrant Lives in Liverpool. North West Geography, 17 (1). 12 - 18.

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Abstract

This is an article about migrant biographies in Liverpool, initially inspired by the famous tagline used for the 2008 Capital of Culture bid representing Liverpool as 'the world in one city'. Based on in-depth interviews with relatively recent migrants, the paper uses the stories they shared to explore different experiences of migrating to and living in this 'world in one city'. By focusing on three people specifically - an EU migrant, a former international student and a refugee - the article finds interesting parallels with the 'sojourners' of the nineteenth century, reveals varying manifestations of mobility and homemaking, but finds that ultimately the 'world in one city' is not as welcoming a place for all newcomers as the city's brand projected.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liverpool, 'the world in one city', migration, storytelling, sojourner
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 06:58
Open Access URL: http://www.mangeogsoc.org.uk/pdfs/burrell_17_1.pdf
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3006737