Inter-group Relations and Migrant Integration in European Cities
- Category: IMISCOE Research Series
- Edited by : Ferruccio Pastore, Irene Ponzo
- Publisher: Springer
- Pages: 216
- ISBN: 978-3-319-23095-5
- Library: IMISCOE Research Series
- Year: 2016
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This book presents a comparative analysis of intergroup relations and migrant integration at the neighbourhood level in Europe. Featuring a unique collection of portraits of urban relations between the majority population and immigrant minorities, it examines how relations are structured and evolve in different and increasingly diverse local societies. Inside, readers will find a coordinated set of ethnographic studies conducted in eleven neighbourhoods of five European cities: London, Barcelona, Budapest, Nuremberg, and Turin. The wide-ranging coverage encompasses post-industrial districts struggling to counter decline, vibrant super-diverse areas, and everything in between. Featuring highly contextualised, cross-disciplinary explorations presented within a solid comparative framework, this book considers such questions as: Why does the native-immigrant split become a tense boundary in some neighbourhoods of some European cities but not in others? To what extent are ethnically framed conflicts driven by site-specific factors or instead by broader, exogenous ones? How much does the structure of urban spaces count in fuelling inter-ethnic tensions and what can local policy communities do to prevent this? The answers it provides are based on a multi-layer approach which combines in-depth analysis of intergroup relations with a strong attention towards everyday categorization processes, media representations, and narratives on which local policies are based. Even though the relations between the majority and migrant minorities are a central topic, the volume also offers readers a broader perspective of social and urban transformation in contemporary urban settings. It provides insightful research on migration and urban studies as well as social dynamics that scholars and students around the world will find relevant. In addition, policy makers will find evidence-based and practically relevant lessons for the governance of increasingly diverse and mobile societies.
- “It presents a welcome contribution to the growing field of research moving beyond meta-analyses and anxious policy discourses, scrutinising the actual unfolding of relationships in increasingly diverse, small scale urban settings. … The book’s coherent style makes it accessible to a wide audience, including students and policy makers, and the content is relevant to various disciplines such as migration and urban studies or public policy. Intergroup relations and migrant integration in European cities is a recommended and captivating read.” (Sara Özogul, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Vol. 32, 2017)
For anyone who wants to understand a critical issue of the early 21st century--the integration of immigrant minorities in European cities-this book is essential reading. In contrast to the all-too-common top-down view from the perspective of the national state, the authors provide us with essential ground-level insights from the daily round in urban neighborhoods.
Richard Alba, CUNY Graduate Center
- This timely book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of migration in Europe. Its focus on the neglected areas of negotiation, boundary-making and social relationships in European neighbourhoods make it especially compelling. It deserves to be read closely by academics and policy-makers alike.
Richard Gale, Cardiff University
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