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Europe in a Global Context

Analysing Society in a Global Context

Empirical Studies on Sociation Processes of Volunteers and Refugees

Authors: Krossa, Anne Sophie

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  • Focuses on conflict as a major conceptual element in sociation under conditions of globalization
    Analyses symbolic boundaries and binaries at work in ‘integrating’ refugees, ie dirt vs. cleanliness, illness vs. health, trauma vs. integrity
    Avoids using the issue of forced migration to Europe as a pretext for an all-out critique of sociological epistemologies, but rather links back to, differentiates and develops profound approaches in sociological theory

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This book is the empirical part of a broad research project on society in a global context, complementing the first, theoretical book, Theorizing Society in a Global Context. While the theoretical book set the framework for a long overdue readdressing of the sociological core-term society in a conflict-theoretical perspective, this second book substantiates its findings with theory-driven empirical analysis. Krossa investigates a variety of social exchanges between refugees and longer-term residents using various qualitative methods, and applies a lens of inclusion and exclusion via definitions of dirt and cleanliness, to analyse the ways in which conflict-prone activities to ‘integrate’ take place. Analysing Society in a Global Context will be of interest to students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies, migration studies, European studies, globalisation studies, modern history, and political science.

 

About the authors

Anne Sophie Krossa is Professor of Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany.

Reviews

“This book represents a very useful contribution to the field of critical migration studies, the sociology of Europe and the European Union, and general sociological theory, containing a plethora of methodological inspirations for students and scholars interested in the negotiation of difference in contemporary societies.” — Andreas Langenohl, Professor of Sociology at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

 

“This is an outstanding analysis of difference, and the diverse disciplinary paradigms that have been activated through this research are remarkable.  Krossa offers deep and powerful reconfigurations of migration, movement, xenophobia, war, nationalism and refugees and explores ‘social ordering’ through dirt and cleanliness.” — Tara Brabazon, Professor of Cultural Studies, Flinders University, Australia


“This is a highly impressive and insightful exploration of the place of volunteers and refugees in modern society. Krossa builds very fruitfully on the work of Georg Simmel  and Mary Douglas. One particularly outstanding feature of this book is the intriguing mixture of personal sentiment with clear-cut scholarship.” — Roland Robertson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University of Pittsburgh, USA, and Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Global Society at Aberdeen, UK


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analysing Society in a Global Context
Book Subtitle
Empirical Studies on Sociation Processes of Volunteers and Refugees
Authors
Series Title
Europe in a Global Context
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
978-3-030-45578-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45578-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45577-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 245
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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