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Immigrant Incorporation, Education, and the Boundaries of Belonging

Editors: Lund, Stefan (Ed.)

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  • Draws on Jeffrey Alexander's work on civil sphere theory
  • Includes interviews and ethnographic fieldwork on immigrant incorporation in Swedish schools 
  • Examines religiosity as a key point for constructing we-ness and otherness in the experiences of immigrant students in school
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In this edited volume, authors analyze how symbolic boundaries of belonging are negotiated and reflected upon by school actors in different educational contexts and how that contributes to a richer understanding of the ways in which "we-ness" acts as a fundamentally structuring force in immigrant incorporation. The analyses draw on cultural sociologist Jeffrey Alexander's work on civil sphere theory, thus grasping both the solidaristic dimensions of incorporation and processes of exclusion. Chapters are guided by two major themes: school choice/ethnic school segregation and religion/faith in schooling. Both of these themes provide rich examples of how immigrant school actors negotiate the symbolic codes that define boundaries of belonging/non-belonging in different communities. This focus will broaden the understanding of how educational practices and formal schooling works in relation to immigrant incorporation into different school cultures, as well as in the Swedish civil sphere.

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Stefan Lund is Associate Professor of Education at the Department of Education at Stockholm University, Sweden. His research interests revolve around cultural sociology, sociology of education, educational policy, multicultural education, and sociology of sport. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immigrant Incorporation, Education, and the Boundaries of Belonging
Editors
  • Stefan Lund
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36729-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36729-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36728-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 131
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