Identity, Belonging and Migration

Edited by Gerard Delanty, Ruth Wodak, and Paul Jones

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ISBN: 9781846316890

Publication: March 1, 2011

Series: Studies in Social and Political Thought 17

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This volume addresses the question of migration in Europe. It is concerned with the extent to which racism and anti-immigration discourse has been to some extent normalised and ‘democratised’ in European and national political discourses. Mainstream political parties are espousing increasingly coercive policies and frequently attempting to legitimate such approaches via nationalist-populist slogans and coded forms of racism. Identity, Belonging and Migration shows that that liberalism is not enough to oppose the disparate and diffuse xenophobia and racism faced by many migrants today and calls for new conceptions of anti-racism within and beyond the state. The book is divided into three parts and organised around a theoretical framework for understanding migration, belonging, and exclusion, which is subsequently developed through discussions of state and structural discrimination as well as a series of thematic case studies. In drawing on a range of rich and original data, this timely volume makes an important contribution to discussions on migration in Europe.

Gerard Delanty is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sussex.

Paul R. Jones is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool.

Ruth Wodak is Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University.

Acknowledgements List of Figures Notes on Contributors Introduction: Migration, Discrimination and Belonging in Europe Gerard Delanty, Paul Jones and Ruth Wodak I. Theoretical Perspectives on Belonging 1. Belonging and European Identity Bo Strath 2. Identity, Belonging and Migration: Beyond Constructing ‘Others’ Paul Jones and Michal Krzyzanowski 3. ‘Us’ and ‘Them’: Inclusion and Exclusion – Discrimination via Discourse Ruth Wodak 4. Dilemmas of Secularism: Europe, Religion and the Problem of Pluralism Gerard Delanty II. Institutional Forms of Discrimination 5. Racism, Anti-Racism and the Western State Alana Lentin 6. What Space for Migrant Voices in European Anti-Racism? Cagla E. Aykac 7. Multiculturalization of Societies: The State and Human Rights Issues Irene Bellier 8. Towards a Theory of Structural Discrimination: Cultural, Institutional and Interactional Mechanisms of the ‘European Dilemma’ Tom R. Burns 9. On Institutional and Agentic Discrimination: Migrants and National Labour Markets Helena Flam 10. Non-Place Identity: Britain’s Response to Migration in the Age of Supermodernity David Ian Hanauer III. Cases of Belonging and Exclusion 11. Symbolic Violence Helena Flam and Brigitte Beauzamy 12. Voices of Migrants: Solidarity and Resistance Lena Sawyer (with Paul Jones) 13. Transformations of ‘Dutchness’: From Happy Multiculturalism to the Crisis of Dutch Liberalism Marc de Leeuw and Sonja van Wichelen 14. Competent vs. Incompetent Students: Polarization and Social Closure in Madrid Schools Luisa Martin Rojo Conclusion: Discrimination as a Modern European Legacy Masoud Kamali Index

The book aims at scholars of social and cultural studies but its contribution to the European and national debates on migration and belonging makes it interesting background reading for those working in related fields, including socio-legal studies and legal practitioners.
  Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, Vol 26, No 1

Dealing with something as contentious and problematic as identities in Europe today makes this book a valuable and timely contribution to the literature.
  The Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Volume 17, Issue 3

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

256 Pages

ISBN: 9781846316890

Publication: March 1, 2011

Series: Studies in Social and Political Thought 17

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