One of the ways I think of the ways one writes about migration from the extraction oriented lens of academic theorising is the non appreciation of lived experiences of workers to publish in journals such as Geoforum. One scholar called Desker road or the migrant worker space on Lembu Road in Singapore as Bordered Security Scapes, where Bangladeshi migrants gather on a Sunday to gather, break Iftar and meet friends.
For me a second generation migrant and non scholar, the Lembu Road space is one of joy and celebration and of celebrating humanity. Every migrant knows that they are under the loving gaze of the cctv camera.
Privileged lens does impact how one writes about bachelor bodies in bordered security scapes (Loong 2018) (Ye 2014).