1st Edition

Migration and Insecurity Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era

Edited By Niklaus Steiner, Robert Mason, Anna Hayes Copyright 2013
    208 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book presents an inter-disciplinary investigation into contemporary migration and social inclusion through an examination of migrant and refugee experience.

    In this edited volume, contributors discuss new understandings of individual and community security in a world where legal borders and definitions of citizenship no longer adequately capture the reality of migration. Distinguished contributors approach questions of social belonging and inclusion from diverse perspectives. Drawing its primary examples from Australia, Migration and Insecurity is framed by the wider experience of the Global North, with examples from Europe, the United Kingdom and United States woven throughout the collection. An inter-disciplinary approach to migration studies, this book integrates local, national and transnational spaces in its discussion of new constructs of inclusion and security. It considers questions of historical memory, ontological security, transnational communities, the role of civic institutions and social relationships in local spaces to guide the reader towards the wider conceptual questions of migration studies using expertise from the fields of sociology, gender, historical and political studies

    Migration and Insecurity will be of interest to students and scholars of transnationalism, migration politics and international relations.

    Part I: Detailed Synopsis  1. Introduction Anna Hayes and Robert Mason  2. A Comparison of Asylum-Seekers in Europe and Illegal Immigrants in the United States Niklaus Steiner  Part II: Receiving Strangeness  3. Legacies of war and migration: Memories of War trauma, Dislocation and Second Generation Greek-Australians Joy Damousi  4. Dwelling with Strangers: museums and migration Kay Ferres  5. Negotiating Migration, Sentiment and Insecurity: encounters with sadness and shame in Australia Sara Wills  Part III: Negotiating Integration  6. Would-be Citizens and ‘Strong States’: Circles of Security and Insecurity Paul James and Anne McNevin  7. Negotiating Integration: Refugees and asylum seekers in Australia and the UK Susanne Schech and Sophia Rainbird  8.  Transnational Practices, active citizenship and Muslim migrant integration in the West Fethi Mansouri  Part IV: Securing long-term belonging  9. Equal Valued Status: Belonging, Identity and Place Hurriyet Babacan and Alperhan Babacan  10. Citizens of No-Where: Refugees, Integration Criteria and Social Inclusion Eileen Pittaway


    Niklaus Steiner is the Director of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA.

    Robert Mason is a Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

    Anna Hayes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.