Identity, Belonging, and Migration

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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"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

"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

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Gerard Delanty is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sussex. Ruth Wodak is Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University. Paul R. Jones is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool.

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Table of Contents

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

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