Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation

Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation

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Migration and ethnic studies are on the rise. Often largely oriented towards the United States and other countries with longer, older narratives of immigration, a body of literature has rapidly grown and, within it, a European research area is emerging. This premiere volume in the IMISCOE Textbooks Series assembles for the first time a comprehensive collection of 25 classic papers that have had a lasting impact on studies of international migration and immigrant integration in Europe. The editors answer the pressing need for such a perspective on international migration seen through different scientific disciplines and methodological approaches. Selected Studies is a textbook for advanced undergraduates and PhD students in the social sciences, political science, cultural anthropology, economics and social history as well as anyone interested in migration and integration studies.
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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 170 x 234 x 40.64mm | 1,133.98g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9089641602
  • 9789089641601
  • 2,174,492

Table of contents

Contents - 6[-]Introduction:[-]migration and ethnic studies in Europe - 8[-]1. The function of labour immigration in[-]Western European capitalism - 22[-]2.[-]Introduction to European immigration policy: a comparative study - 46[-]3.[-]The crucial meso-level - 60[-]4. Conceiving and researching transnationalism[-] - 92[-]5.[-]Towards a new map of European migration - 112[-]6. The constitution of a European immigration[-]policy domain: a political sociology approach - 142[-]7.[-]Immigration and 'state thought' - 166[-]8.[-]'Minority' as a sociological concept - 184[-]9.[-]'Black', racial equality and Asian identity - 202[-]10. Introduction to immigration and the politics o[-]fcitizenship in Europe and North America - 216[-]11. Ethnic leadership, ethnic communities' political powerlessness and[-]the state in Belgium - 238[-]12.[-]Racism in Europe: unity and diversity - 260[-]13. Changing the boundaries of citizenship: the inclusion of immigrants in democratic polities[-] - 276[-]14.[-]Mixed embeddedness: (in)formal economic activities and immigrant businesses in the Netherlands - 316[-]15. The mosaic pattern: cohabitation between[-]ethnic groups in Belleville, Paris - 340[-]16. Political dynamics in the city:[-]three case studies - 356[-]17. Integration and nations: the nation-state and research on immigrants in Western Europe[-] - 372[-]18. Introduction to ethnic groups and boundaries: the social organization of cultural diffe[-]rence - 408[-]19. The theory of race relation:[-]a Weberian approach - 438[-]20. Contextualizing feminism:[-]gender, ethnic and class divisions - 470[-]21. Varieties of Marxist conceptions of 'race', class[-]and the state: a critical analysis - 490[-]22. Racism, migration and the state in Western[-]Europe: a case for comparative analysis - 518[-]23. Migration, racism and 'postmodern' capitalism[-] - 538[-]24.[-]Class racism - 568[-]25. The ghetto and the[-]ethnic enclave - 582[-]About the editors - 608[-]List of Sources - 610[-]Index - 614
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Review quote

Martiniello and Rath have assembled a collection of must-read, though sometimes hard-to-find, pieces that any scholar or student interested in immigration to Europe and its consequences will want to consult. Collated from a broad variety of sources, and representing a diverse set of approaches, theoretical commitments and disciplines, this book is an essential resource.[-]Professor Roger Waldinger, University of California Los Angeles[-][-]"This book contains an excellent analysis of perceptions in six countries regarding immigration and its effects on societies. The chapters provide detailed information about how migration occurred in the last century to the selected Western European countries and how those countries reacted to the arrival of foreigners. The book provides an excellent case study on the hardening of ideas of citizenship, borders and state in Western Europe in the 20th century which, has resulted in the increasingly stark separation between immigrant and citizen which, in turn has been used to justify differential treatment in a wide variety of areas as the book shows. It is an important book for all researchers looking at issues of migration, inclusion and exclusion in the European context."[-]Elspeth Guild, Professor, European Migration Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen[-][-]"These essays capture the breadth and depth of theoretical, conceptual and empirical work on immigration, ethnic diversity and national responses in Europe. The editors have selected from both the grounding classics and the best new work to show how migration is transforming the rich democracies."[-]John Mollenkopf, Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York[-][-]"This superb collection includes some of the most innovative theoretical analyses of the causes of migration, the characteristics of the phenomenon in the European context and the consequent complexities of the process of immigrant incorporation. The thoroughly interdisciplinary selection includes a few worthy classics, but consists mainly of recent contributions by the best of the mounting generation of European-based scholars. It is a must not only for courses focused on Europe, but also a most useful tool for shedding new light on North American migration by casting it in an often neglected comparative context."[-]Aristide R. Zolberg, Walter Eberstadt Professor of Political Science New School for Social Research
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About Marco Martiniello

"" target="_blank">Marco Martiniello is research director of the National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and Director of the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) at the University of Liege, Belgium.||Jan Rath is professor or urban sociology and associated with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and the Center for urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam
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