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Palgrave Studies in Migration History

Switzerland and Migration

Historical and Current Perspectives on a Changing Landscape

Editors: Lüthi, Barbara, Skenderovic, Damir (Eds.)

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  • Explores the relationship between migration, power and agency in one of the countries with the highest migrant population in Europe
  • Brings together historians, sociologists, anthropologists and cultural studies scholars to offer new perspectives on historical experiences and legacies of migration
  • Takes a transnational and comparative approach to migration history
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This book explores the history of migration in Switzerland from the late nineteenth century to the present day. It brings together recent scholarship on Switzerland in the field of cultural and migration studies, as well as migration history, and combines various research approaches from postcolonial studies, transnational studies, border studies, and history of knowledge. Since the late nineteenth century, Switzerland has gradually transformed into a migration society, becoming one of the countries in Europe with the highest percentage of migrant population. While migration has become one of most contentious issues in Swiss public and political debates, the volume also shows how migrants have developed various strategies to deal with the country’s discriminatory policies and distinct institutional settings. The authors of the volume convincingly challenge the view that Switzerland still does not represent a migration (or even post-migrant) society and substantially contributes to the long overdue acknowledgement of Switzerland in migration history and studies at the international level.


About the authors

Barbara Lüthi is Assistant Professor in the History Department, University of Cologne, Germany’. She was a Visiting Scholar at UC Santa Barbara, the University of Chicago, and at UC Davis. Together with Patricia Purtschert and Francesca Falk, she has co-edited the volume Postkoloniale Schweiz: Formen und Folgen eines Kolonialismus ohne Kolonien (2012, 2nd edition 2013), and with William Walters a special issue on politics and mobility for the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.

 

Damir Skenderovic is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies at New York University, the Berlin Social Science Center, and the Department of History at UC Irvine. He is author of The Radical Right in Switzerland (2009) and with Irma Gadient co-editor of a special issue on Migration History for the Swiss Journal of History (2015).


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Changing Perspectives on Migration History and Research in Switzerland: An Introduction

    Pages 1-30

    Lüthi, Barbara (et al.)

  • The ‘Sociologic’ of Postmigration: A Study in the Early History of Social Research on Migration and Integration in Switzerland, 1960–73

    Pages 33-59

    Espahangizi, Kijan

  • Labelling Migrants in Switzerland: Social, Political and Symbolic Dimensions

    Pages 61-78

    Poglia Mileti, Francesca

  • Democratising Switzerland: Challenging Whiteness in Public Space

    Pages 79-98

    Purtschert, Patricia

  • Official Deportations of ‘Vagabonds’ and ‘Romanichas’ in Geneva and Haute-Savoie (1900–1914): Connecting Categories of Exclusion

    Pages 101-122

    Gadient, Irma

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Switzerland and Migration
Book Subtitle
Historical and Current Perspectives on a Changing Landscape
Editors
  • Barbara Lüthi
  • Damir Skenderovic
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Migration History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94247-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94247-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94246-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 357
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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