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Cultures in Refuge: Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia

Cultures in Refuge: Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia

1st Edition

Anna Hayes, Robert Mason
October 12, 2012

New formulations of globalisation have radically altered how people conceptualize the movement of people, ideas and capital throughout the globe, with questions of securitisation and transnational sentiment re-shaping long-standing Western concepts of asylum and human rights. Questioning the manner...

Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities

Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities

1st Edition

Kristín Loftsdóttir, Lars Jensen
October 05, 2012

This book examines the influence of imperialism and colonialism on the formation of national identities in the Nordic countries, exploring the manner in which contemporary discourses in Nordic society are rendered meaningful or obscured by references to past events and tropes related to the...

European Identity and Culture: Narratives of Transnational Belonging

European Identity and Culture: Narratives of Transnational Belonging

1st Edition

Markus Thiel, Rebecca Friedman
May 28, 2012

As the EU continues its integration process, the concepts of culture and transnational European belonging remain ambivalent, whether in the realm of socio-historical representation or mass politics. Engaging with recent scholarly debates surrounding the formation of collective transnational...

Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe: Gangstas, Geeks and Gorjas

Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe: Gangstas, Geeks and Gorjas

1st Edition

Ian Law, Sarah Swann
November 28, 2011

Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe examines where, when and how minority ethnic groups miss out on educational opportunities. Through a combination of comparative, quantitative and qualitative methodologies and the showcasing of new research, it provides a fresh approach to examining the...

Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation: Ireland in Europe and the World

Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation: Ireland in Europe and the World

1st Edition

Bryan Fanning, Ronaldo Munck
March 28, 2011

In the space of around ten years Ireland went from being a traditional labour exporter to a leading European economy, and thus an attractive destination for immigrants from Eastern Europe and further afield. This produced a singular social laboratory, which this book explores in all its complexity...

Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on Migration in Australia

Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on Migration in Australia

1st Edition

Keith Jacobs
December 28, 2010

Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on Migration in Australia provides a critical overview of influential theoretical perspectives and recent empirical material in the fields of migration, race, culture and politics. With a primary focus on Australia, the book explores the...

Expatriate Identities in Postcolonial Organizations: Working Whiteness

Expatriate Identities in Postcolonial Organizations: Working Whiteness

1st Edition

Pauline Leonard
May 28, 2010

Expatriate Identities in Postcolonial Organizations offers a timely and contemporary discussion of the role of organizations in maintaining or challenging structures and cultures based on racism and discrimination. It offers a key exploration of the relations between whiteness, identity and...

Multifaceted Identity of Interethnic Young People: Chameleon Identities

Multifaceted Identity of Interethnic Young People: Chameleon Identities

1st Edition

Sultana Choudhry
April 28, 2010

The number of interethnic individuals is one of the most striking demographic changes in Britain over the last decade. Demonstrating both that identity is fluid and multifaceted rather than fixed, and that people of Asian,Black,Chinese and White interethnic backgrounds do not necessarily experience...

Lifestyle Migration: Expectations, Aspirations and Experiences

Lifestyle Migration: Expectations, Aspirations and Experiences

1st Edition

Michaela Benson, Karen O'Reilly
October 28, 2009

Relatively affluent individuals from various corners of the globe are increasingly choosing to migrate, spurred on by the promise of a better and more fulfilling way of life within their destination. Despite its increasing scale, migration academics have yet to consolidate and establish lifestyle...

International Migration and Rural Areas: Cross-National Comparative Perspectives

International Migration and Rural Areas: Cross-National Comparative Perspectives

1st Edition

Myriam Simard, Birgit Jentsch
September 28, 2009

While immigrants are still predominantly choosing urban areas to locate to, there is now increasing evidence of immigration to rural areas which poses its own challenges for those relocating, from the scarcity of high quality jobs to the provision of public and private services. Addressing the...

Migration and Domestic Work: A European Perspective on a Global Theme

Migration and Domestic Work: A European Perspective on a Global Theme

1st Edition

Helma Lutz
January 28, 2008

Domestic work has become highly relevant on a local and global scale. Until a decade ago, domestic workers were rare in European households; today they can be found working for middle-class families and single people, for double or single parents as well as for the elderly. Performing the three C's...

Negotiating Boundaries in the City: Migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Britain

Negotiating Boundaries in the City: Migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Britain

1st Edition

Joanna Herbert
December 28, 2007

Using in-depth life-story interviews and oral history archives, this book explores the impact of South Asian migration from the 1950s onwards on both the local white, British-born population and the migrants themselves. Taking Leicester as a main case study - identified as a European model of...

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