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Europe in a Global Context

Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe

Editors: Nowicka, Magdalena, Šerbedžija, Vojin (Eds.)

  • Considers migrants as active agents transforming the societies in which they reside and their original societies
  • Covers a range of European and Eastern countries 
    Explores the topic from a range of disciplines
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About this book

This book explores migrant's global social remittances and their impacts on Europe. Exploring the topic from a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, geography and political science, the authors present empirical analyses covering a wide selection of international contexts across Europe, India, Iraq, Bolivia, Congo, Lebanon and Thailand. The book presents migrants not as Europe’s ‘cultural others’ but as an integral part of Europe’s global connection, and scrutinises the flows of knowledge, ideas, money, objects and values which result from the process of migration, rather than the migrants themselves.

A valuable contribution to the literature on migrant transnationalism and globalisation, this book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences. 

About the authors

Magdalena Nowicka is Professor of Migration and Transnationalism at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. Her interests bring together migration studies, social theory and the sociology of space. 

Vojin Šerbedžija is Doctoral Researcher as part of the TRANSFORmIG project at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. His research focuses on the transcultural activities of Polish migrants in Berlin and their effects on interethnic relations at neighbourhood level.

Reviews

“This thought-provoking volume gives a boost to debates about social remittances. Through solid ethnography and critical theorizing, the authors demonstrate both the potential and the pitfalls of this influential and seductive concept. The chapters locate social remittances within the wider socio-cultural dynamics of migration, examining a range of transnational connections within and beyond Europe. (Jørgen Carling, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway)

 “A fresh investigation into the ways in which migration, globalisation and Europe interact, examined through the lens of social remittances. The authors skillfully show how understanding the local meaning of remitting helps illuminate global processes of social change. An excellent resource for students and scholars alike, this collection contributes to balancing the North American scholarship on social remittances, whilst highlighting the need for a Global South-centred approach.” (Julie Vullnetari, University of Southampton, UK)

“This book makes an important contribution to the multidisciplinary discussions about social remittances. Nowicka and Šerbedžija contextualize and clarify the amorphous concept and map its wide empirical range through a series of case studies. They rightly emphasize the importance of social network analysis for a better understanding of the conditions that shape remittance circulation over time.” (Gwendolyn Sasse, University of Oxford, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Migration and Remittances in a Global Europe

    Nowicka, Magdalena (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

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  • Reflexive Mediterranisation: Mobilities, Economies, and the Cultural Remittance of Imaginaries

    Römhild, Regina

    Pages 27-47

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  • An Inside-Out Approach to Social Remittances: Linking Migration and Social Change in Poland

    White, Anne

    Pages 49-69

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  • Structuring Social Remittances: Transnational Networks of Polish Migrants

    Krzyżowski, Łukasz

    Pages 71-93

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  • The Emergence of a ‘Diasporic Political Field’: A Case for Political Remittances

    Tabar, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 99-120

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eBook 74,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60126-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60125-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe
Editors
  • Magdalena Nowicka
  • Vojin Šerbedžija
Series Title
Europe in a Global Context
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60126-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60126-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60125-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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