By Anna Amelina, Kenneth Horvath, Bruno Meeus
The contributions of this ebook learn modern dynamics of migration and mobility within the context of the final societal differences that experience taken position in Europe over the last few a long time. The ebook can assist readers to higher comprehend the manifold ways that migration traits within the zone are associated with altering political-economic constellations, orders of strength and inequality, and political discourses. It starts off with an advent to a couple of theoretical methods that deal with the nexus among migration and common societal shifts, together with methods of supranationalisation, ecu expansion, postsocialist changes and rescaling. It then presents a entire evaluation of the political rules of migration via border regulate and immigration rules. The contributions that keep on with element the dynamic alterations of person migration styles and their implications for the enterprise of cellular members. the ultimate half demanding situations the reader to contemplate how regulations and practices of migration are associated with symbolic struggles over belonging and rights, describing a variety of expressions of such conflicts, from cosmopolitanism to racism and xenophobia. This booklet is geared toward researchers in quite a few fields of the social sciences and will be used as direction studying for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate classes within the parts of overseas migration, transnational and eu stories. will probably be a precious source for students trying to find fabric at the most present conceptual instruments for research of the nexus of migration and societal transformation in Europe.
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Extra info for An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation: European Perspectives
In the context of sending countries they are often analysed as mechanisms for the transmission of cultural capital, while in the context of migrant incorporation into receiving societies the emphasis is more on social capital (Bourdieu and Wacquant 1992: 119), which includes personal relationships, family and household patterns, friendship and community ties, and mutual help in economic and social matters. g. Guarnizo et al. 2003; Portes et al. 2007; Vertovec 2004). These brief examples reflect the strength of new thinking about global connectivity in social theory, and show how such ideas are influencing many aspects of migration research.
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It is difficult to see this eclectic approach as the basis for ‘integrated theory’ or even for a coherent analytical framework. Indeed, there seems to be a risk of making fairly arbitrary choices about which bit of theory to use in which circumstances. Such considerations help to clarify the requirements for migration theory: it should take the form of a broad conceptual framework which can help to integrate the analyses of specific migratory processes by the various social-science disciplines.