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Palgrave Macmillan

Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration

Theory and Practice

ISBN 9781137293992
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

The book provides an evaluation of some of the problems with current processes and policies on integration in Europe, both in relation to broader aims of democratization and in relation to the ways in which gendered assumptions and practices are embedded in the policies and outcomes of European migration regimes. The book analyses integration as a contested concept, providing a cross-disciplinary theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented analysis of the integration-migration nexus. Integration is analysed sociologically, politically and legally as a concept that reinforces boundaries of ethnicity and problematizes difference and diversity. Particular foci of the book include theoretical and empirical aspects of migrant incorporation in Europe; citizenship, belonging and migration; gendered structures, experiences and policies; and the strategies of migrants in coping with nationally embedded protectionism. The book also explores notions of solidarity, cosmopolitanism and interculturalism, which can inform a more coherent and sustainable approach to social incorporation and inclusion within modern societies.

Floya Anthias is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London, UK. She has written extensively on migration, intersectionality and stratification with publications including Racialised Boundaries; Ethnicity, Class, Gender and Migration; Gender and Migration in Southern Europe; Rethinking Anti-Racisms; and Paradoxes of Integration.

Mojca Pajnik is Senior Research Associate at the Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Ljubljana, and Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her recent books include Prostitution and Human Trafficking: Perspectives of Gender, Labour and Migration and Precarious Migrant Labour across Europe.

1. Introduction: Contesting Integration-Migration Management and Gender Hierarchies; Floya Anthias and Mojca Pajnik
2. Beyond Integration: Intersectional Issues of Social Solidarity and Social Hierarchy; Floya Anthias
3. The Anatomy of Civic Integration; Dora Kostakopoulou
4. 'The Only Thing I like Integrated is My Coffee': Dissensus and Migrant Integration in the Era of Euro-crisis; Nicos Trimikliniotis
5. The Selection of Migrants through Law: A Closer Look at Regulation Governing Family Reunification in the EU; Moritz Jesse
6. Reconstructing Citizenship for the Future of Polity; Mojca Pajnik
7. Restrictive Integration Policies and the Construction of the Migrant as 'Unwilling to Integrate': The Case of Germany; Maria Kontos
8. Political and Labour Market Inclusion of Migrants in Finland; Aino Saarinen and Maija Jäppinen
9. Integration: Gendered and Racialized Constructions of Otherness; Mirjana Morokvasic-Müller
10. Integrating the Patriarch? Constructs of Migrant Masculinity in Times of Managing Migration and Integration; Paul Scheibelhofer 11. Migrant Women and the Gender Gap in Southern Europe: the Italian case; Giovanna Campani, Tiziana Chiappelli
12. 'Moral Panics' and 'Social Evils': Forced Marriage and Gender-Related Violence in Immigration Law and Policy in the UK; Pragna Patel
13. On Female Victims and Parallel Worlds: Gender and Ethnicity in Policy Frames of Spousal Migration in Germany; Laura Block

Laura Block, European University Institute, Italy

Giovanna Campani, University of Florence, Italy

Tiziana Chiappelli, University of Florence, Italy

Moritz Jesse, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Maria Kontos, Goethe University, Germany

Dora Kostakopoulou, University of Warwick, UK

Maija Jäppinen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Mirjana Morokvasic, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters, UK

Aino Saarinen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Paul Scheibelhofer, Vienna University, Austria

Nicos Trimikliotis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus


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