Identity, belonging and migration

Delanty, Gerard, Jones, Paul and Wodak, Ruth, eds. (2008) Identity, belonging and migration. Studies in Social and Political Thought . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool. ISBN 9781846311185

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 09:47
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 09:47
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39862
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