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International Migration and Ethnic Relations

Critical Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Magnus Dahlstedt, Anders Neergaard


282 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Each day, in so many aspects of daily life, we are reminded of the significance of migration and ethnicity. This book is a critical contribution to the understanding of the phenomena of migration and ethnicity, from a Swedish vantage point looking outwards towards a European context. It presents current academic debates and gives a theoretical overview of nine key concepts in the field of ethnic and migrations studies, but it also exemplifies how these concepts could be used in analysing specific empirical cases. It explores the following concepts: ethnicity; migration; diaspora; citizenship; intersectionality; racism; right wing populism; social exclusion; and informalisation. The book is interdisciplinary, embracing areas such as labour studies, economic history, ethnicity, business administration, gender studies, literature studies, economics, educational science, social anthropology, social work, sociology and political science.


'I found International Migration and Ethnic Relations a very enjoyable read and a useful source to which I came back time and again for ideas and inspiration to structure some of the discussions in an optional class I delivered this term on ‘‘Race, Ethnicity and Migration. (…) All in all, this book does excellently the difficult job of presenting foundation concepts in the field of race, ethnicity and migration together with the main debates surrounding them, while providing useful empirical examples.'

- Neli Demireva, University of Essex

Table of Contents

Introduction: Critical perspectives on international migration and ethnic relations, Magnus Dahlstedt and Anders Neergaard 1. Ethnicity – The complexity of boundary creation and social differentiation, Tünde Puskás and Aleksandra Ålund 2. Migration – Sovereignty, borders and control, Martin Qvist, Brigitte Suter and Sara Ahlstedt 3. Diasporas – Relations and communities across borders, Khalid Khayati and Magnus Dahlstedt 4. Citizenship – Rights, obligations and changing citizenship ideals, Magnus Dahlstedt, Mikael Rundqvist and Viktor Vesterberg 5. Intersectionality: Manifold opportunities to grasp the complexities of inequality, Åsa-Karin Engstrand and Jennie K Larsson 6. Racism, Stefan Jonsson and Alireza Bethoui 7. Populism – Protest, democratic challenge and right-wing extremism, Erik Berggren and Anders Neergaard 8. Social exclusion – Migration and social vulnerability, Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Karin Krifors and Zoran Slavnić 9. Labour Migration and Informalisation: East meets West, Branka Likic-Brboric, Zoran Slavnic and Charles Woolfson Conclusion: Whither Swedish Exceptionalism? Concluding reflections, Magnus Dahlstedt & Anders Neergaard

About the Editors

Magnus Dahlstedt is Associate Professor in the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society at Linköping University, Sweden.

Anders Neergaard is Associate Professor in the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society at Linköping University, Sweden.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General