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Prozesse der Subjektivierung und Selbst-Bildung von mit Familie geflüchteten Mädchen in Deutschland

Principal investigator Martin Sökefeld (Principal Investigator)
Description
Das ethnologische Forschungsprojekt betrachtet die Subjektivierung (Butler, Foucault) und Selbst-Bildung geflüchteter Mädchen zwischen 15 und 21 Jahren, die in der (ethnologischen) Forschung unterrepräsentiert sind. In ihrem Alltag begegnen ihnen teils miteinander verknüpfte Vorstellungen sozialer Differenz wie Alter, Klasse, Geschlecht, Ethnizität bzw. Nationalität oder Religion. Damit verbunden begegnen ihnen Erwartungen, wie sie sich entsprechend dieser Zuschreibungen zu verhalten haben. Ihr individuelles Selbstverständnis wird dabei selten erfragt und berücksichtigt. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit wird dabei der Verknüpfung von Genderstereotypen mit Kulturalisierungen bzw. Ethnisierungen in alltäglichen Praktiken des everyday bordering gewidmet. In der Forschung werden Ansätze aus der Theorie der Subjektivierung zum Zusammenspiel von Anrufung und Selbst-Bildung, Überlegungen zur Produktion von Differenz in Intersektionalitäts- und kritischer Migrationsforschung sowie ethnologische Diskussionen um Handlungsmacht als Ausgangspunkte genutzt, um das Geflecht von Anrufungen, in dem sich die Mädchen bewegen, näher zu beschreiben und um über die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Handlungsmacht im Rahmen diskursiv vorgegebener Subjektpositionen nachzudenken. Die gezielte Untersuchung der Subjektivität und "alltäglichen" Erfahrung junger geflüchteter Frauen soll dazu dienen, im Sinne einer "cultural critique", Alternativen zu verallgemeinernden Erklärungsversuchen und Homogenisierungen von "Flüchtlingen", insbesondere "Flüchtlingsmädchen", in der deutschen Gesellschaft aufzuzeigen. Methodisch stützt ich das Projekt auf ethnografische Methoden wie teilnehmende Beobachtung in Verbindung mit informellen Gesprächen, offenen und semi-strukturierten Interviews sowie Expert*inneninterviews. Als Ergänzung klassischer ethnologischer Feldforschungsmethoden werden biographisch-narrative Interviews sowie partizipative Methoden wie Fokusgruppeninterviews und auto-driven photo elicitation ins Forschungsdesign integriert.
Year 2019
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The Pitfalls and Promise of Focus Groups as a Data Collection Method

Authors Jennifer Cyr
Year 2016
Journal Name SOCIOLOGICAL METHODS & RESEARCH
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9 Journal Article

Where, What and Whom to Study? Principles, Guidelines and Empirical Examples of Case Selection and Sampling in Migration Research

Authors Karolina Barglowski
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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12 Book Chapter

From individual choice to collective actions: ethnic consciousness in Malaysia reconsidered

Authors Chin Yee Mun, Jayum Jawan, Lee Yok Fee, ...
Year 2015
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
Citations (WoS) 6
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14 Journal Article

Core symbols in South African intercultural friendships

Authors MJ Collier, E Bornman
Year 1999
Journal Name International Journal of Intercultural Relations
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17 Journal Article

Attitudes, Knowledge, and Health-Seeking Behaviors of Five Immigrant Minority Communities in the Prevention and Screening of Cancer: A Focus Group Approach

Authors Francesca M. Gany, Angelica P. Herrera, Michelle Avallone, ...
Year 2006
Journal Name Ethnicity & Health
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18 Journal Article

La culture alimentaire à l'épreuve de la migration. Conséquences pour les politiques alimentaires

Principal investigator Evelyne Ribert (Principal Investigator)
Description
La connaissance de l’alimentation des migrants en France est encore très limitée. Pourtant elle constitue un enjeu important pour une meilleure compréhension mutuelle des populations, pour l’économie agroalimentaire et pour les politiques de santé publique et d’action sociale. Les objectifs de cette recherche sont de caractériser les styles alimentaires (systèmes de pratiques, d’attitudes, de normes et de représentations) et d’évaluer le bien-être alimentaire des Marocains et des Maliens, en France et dans leurs pays d’origine. Ces groupes sont largement représentés dans la population migrante vivant en France. Ils commencent à être étudiés, dans leurs pays d’origine, par deux des partenaires du projet, ce qui a contribué au choix de ces deux pays. Ils vivent des mutations rapides dans leurs modes de vie et d’alimentation, tant en France que dans leurs pays d’origine. Dans les deux cas, leurs conditions de vie sont souvent précaires, ce qui les rend particulièrement vulnérables à certains risques de santé (carences, obésité et pathologies). Au-delà des migrants, cette recherche vise à comprendre les mécanismes de recomposition, d’agencement, de métissage, voire d’abandon des normes dans un environnement caractérisé par leur multiplicité. Il s’agit également d’évaluer les effets d’une individualisation croissante des choix et des pratiques alimentaires, à l’œuvre au niveau global. Même si ces processus sont particulièrement visibles chez les migrants, ils sont aussi révélateurs des dynamiques alimentaires de la société française dans son ensemble. La complémentarité des approches qualitative (entretiens individuels, « focus group », observation in vivo) et quantitative (enquêtes par questionnaire auprès de 3000 individus au total en milieux rural et urbain au Maroc, au Mali et en France) permettra de couvrir une diversité de situations et autorisera des comparaisons à valeur de représentativité statistique. La démarche comparatiste entre pays d’origine et de résidence est en outre très peu courante en sciences sociales appliquées à l’alimentation. Le regard pluridisciplinaire de l’équipe, composée de sociologues, d’économistes et de nutritionnistes, spécialistes des pays du Nord et du Sud, renforcera la robustesse scientifique de la recherche. Les apports scientifiques sont doubles. D’une part, cette recherche viendra enrichir un corpus scientifique non constitué sur les liens entre alimentation et migration. D’autre part, le projet ambitionne de développer un questionnaire sur les représentations, les pratiques alimentaire et les indicateurs du bien-être alimentaire, intégrant à la fois des caractéristiques objectives (comme les indicateurs anthropométriques), mais aussi des indicateurs plus subjectifs, renvoyant aux affects associés aux expériences vécues en lien avec l’alimentation. Les résultats obtenus contribueront à la définition des politiques d’alimentation (attentes et besoins spécifiques en termes de produits, de qualité de l’offre, demande pour les aliments ou plats ethniques,...), de santé publique et de nutrition (éducation, communication) et d’action sociale (dialogue, intégration,..). Les enquêtes menées au Maroc et au Mali fourniront également des informations novatrices sur la sécurité alimentaire et ses déterminants, utiles à la fois pour les pouvoirs publics de ces pays et pour les institutions de coopération internationale et d’aide au développement.
Year 2008
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The social construction and context of domestic violence in Wakiso District, Uganda

Authors DK Kaye, Anna Mia Ekstrom, Florence Mirembe, ...
Year 2005
Journal Name CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY
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21 Journal Article

Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Socioeconomic Livelihood Vulnerabilities: Migration Decision Among the Char Land People in Bangladesh

Authors M. Rezaul Islam, M. Rezaul Islam
Year 2018
Journal Name Social indicators research, 2018, OnlineFirst
Citations (WoS) 4
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22 Journal Article

BEYOND RACISM. ETHNOGRAPHIES OF ANTIRACISM AND CONVIVIALITY.

Principal investigator Diana Mulinari (), Hans Albin Seltenberg (), Anders Neergaard ()
Description
The aim of the project is to explore antiracist ideas, practices and strategies, focusing on women and migrants doing antiracism and everyday practices of conviviality. Methodologically the project is inspired by institutional ethnography, extended case method and ‘What’s the problem represented to be’ (WPR). In-depth, focus group interviews and participant observation will be carried in two major and two rural municipalities, where 5 different organizations/networks will be studied (human rights, migrant; antiracist, feminists and religious). participant observations. The project will provide knowledge on the elusive concept and practice of antiracism as well as new forms of conviviality in multicultural societies, with particular focus on the role of women and migrants/ethnic minorities.
Year 2018
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Financial inclusion of migrants in Germany

Principal investigator Lukas Menkhoff (Principal Investigator)
Description
The large numbers of refugees that arrived in Germany over the last few years, has raised the question about how migrants adjust to life in Germany and how easy it is for migrants to integrate into society. One important part of integration is financial integration or financial inclusion. In its simplest form this means both access and use of basic back accounts. In this project we study financial inclusion of Syrian migrants. In order to do this, we interview 30 refugees in Berlin using structured interviews. Furthermore, we conduct two focus group discussions with five refugees each. It is the aim of this project to find out whether Syrian refugees have a bank account in Germany and how they experiences the process of opening this account. We further study use of this account and other financial products. Lastly, we examine the reasons for financial behavior that maydeviate from other parts of the population.
Year 2017
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Unaccompanied Foreign Minors: Life projects of young Africans in the Canary Islands

Description
The intensification of irregular African immigration in the Canary Islands resulted in the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied fo-reign minors (MENA in Spanish: Menores Extranjeros No Acompa-ñados), reaching a peak of maximum intensity in 2006 during the so-called “cayuco crisis”. This population of immigrants under the age of 18 is under the tutelage of the government of the Canary Islands and is placed in specific reception centers for foreign mi-nors (CAME in Spanish: Centro de Acogida para Menores Extran-jeros). The paper presents the methodology and main results of a research project, implemented by the author for the Observatory of Immigration in Tenerife (OBITen), about what these young Africans experienced when turned into Unaccompanied Foreign Minors by an administrative process whose aim is to protect them as vulne-rable persons.The project fieldwork included in-depth interviews with immigrant minors and experts. Additionally we carried out semi-structured interviews with professionals linked to the development and edu-cation of the unaccompanied foreign minors. We also organized focus groups with the resident Canary Islands population.The results we obtained reveal shortcomings in several areas: in the personal and emotional experience this process supposes for the migrants, in the area of administration and management and, particularly, concerning the transition from the condition of unac-companied foreign minor to the status of adult immigrant.
Year 2012
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25 Report

Wimbo: implications for risk of HIV infection among circumcised fishermen in Western Kenya

Authors Stephen Okumu Ombere, Erick Otieno Nyambedha, Salome Atieno Bukachi
Year 2015
Journal Name CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY
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26 Journal Article

Medizinische Versorgung von Migranten ohne Aufenthaltsstatus in Deutschland - Zugang zu Gesundheitsversorgung und Anforderungen an die Medizin

Principal investigator Markus Herrmann (Principal Investigator)
Description
Gesundheitsversorgung von Menschen ohne legalen Aufenthaltsstatus in Deutschland ist defizitär. Ärzte berichten, dass diese, wenn überhaupt, erst zu spät medizinische Hilfe in Anspruch nehmen. Oft wird die Chance einer frühzeitigen Diagnose und Behandlung vertan. Der Rechtsanspruch auf ärztliche Behandlung nach dem Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz wird von Menschen ohne Papiere aus Furcht vor Statusaufdeckung selten eingelöst. In Deutschland haben sich parallele nichtstaatliche Strukturen der medizinischen Hilfe herausgebildet, die als primärmedizinische Anlaufstellen und Vermittlungsstellen fungieren. Eine interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe der Universität Magdeburg und der Charité Berlin soll mit Hilfe qualitativer und quantitativer empirischer Methoden einen systematischen Überblick über Angebote nichtstaatlicher Angebote medizinischer Hilfe für Menschen ohne Papiere erarbeiten. Dabei wird fokussiert auf: gesundheitliche, sozialmedizinische und rechtliche Probleme in der Primärversorgung; Schnittstellenprobleme zu unterschiedlichen Leistungsanbietern im Gesundheitswesen; Barrieren im Zugang zu notwendigen Gesundheitsleistungen.
Year 2008
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Ethnicity and Gender in Primary Health Care: Understanding, Practice and Consequences

Principal investigator Sabine Gruber (REMESO Project Leader), Anna Bredström (Scientifically Responsible)
Description
The main aim of the project is to examine what role ethnicity and gender have in the treatment of women of migrant background in primary health care, and how this is reflected in the every day practice in three different institutions: a primary health care center (vårdcentral); a youth clinic (ungdomsmottagning) and a maternity welfare clinic. The project contains three sub-studies that examine three different empirical levels. The first study analyses definitions and intentions on a policy level and map out how the work is organised in different institutions. The second study examines the level of implementation and focuses on the every day practice of the three institutions. Method for this study includes both focus group interviews and single interviews. The third study examines, through in-depth interviews, how migrant women experience the treatment from the different institutions. The project applies a comparative perspective and analyses similarities and differences between the different institutions as well as between the different empirical levels.
Year 2010
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Career Choices for Young People with Immigrant Background - Transitions, Strategies and Orientations in Education and Work

Principal investigator Catarina Lundqvist (REMESO Project Leader), Aleksandra Ålund (Scientifically Responsible), Erik Olsson (Participants not from REMESO)
Description
This project focuses on career-choices of youth with immigrant background. It explores questions of exclusion and inclusion, the importance of of social and cultural capital for school performance. It records reflections on career-paths in a Swedish and transnational perspective. The main result of the project is a PhD thesis on Ethnic Studies focusing on young persons' career-choices, their strategies and orientations and their reflections on these choices. The central research question of the thesis is how young persons with foreign background make their choices relating to education or work. Which are the ambitions, conceptions and visions of these young people? On the background of which influences, conditions, limitations and opportunities do they make their choices? The study reflects on youth's own understandings of their choices, agency and motives. Methods employed are individual and focus group interviews with youth in secondary school combined with participant observation in secondary schools in Stockholm. Teachers and other staff are also interviewed.
Year 2004
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32 Project

Outsourcing elderly care to migrant workers : the impact of gender and class on the experience of male employers

Authors Ester GALLO, Francesca SCRINZI
Year 2016
Journal Name Sociology
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33 Journal Article

“People Give Opinions, but the Decision Belongs to the Patient”: Examining Cancer Treatment Decisions Among Latinos/as in Central Florida

Authors Iraida V. Carrion, Frances R. Nedjat-Haiem, Lucia Franco-Estrada, ...
Year 2018
Journal Name Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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34 Journal Article

The Interview in Migration Studies: A Step towards a Dialogue and Knowledge Co-production?

Authors Violetta Zentai, Olena Fedyuk
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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35 Book Chapter

Definiendo a las personas de frontera entre España y Marruecos. Cuestiones empíricasy metodológicas

Year 2017
Journal Name Revista Internacional de Estudios Migratorios (RIEM)
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36 Journal Article

The relationship between media discourses and experiences of belonging: Dutch Somali perspectives

Authors Aida Kassaye, Anja van Heelsum, Ibtisaam Ashur
Year 2016
Journal Name Ethnicities
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38 Journal Article

Ethnicity in Preschool: Social Interaction and Institutionel Practice

Principal investigator Sabine Gruber (REMESO Project Leader), Tünde Puskas (Participants from REMESO), Polly Björk-Willén (Participants not from REMESO)
Description
Since the 1970s, preschool has been seen as an important place for ethnic integration. Yet, it has not been much investigated with respect to ethnicity aspects. This project aims to explore how ethnicity is accomplished in a number of Swedish preschools. More specifically it focuses on the interaction between children, parents and teachers, and how ethnicity is invoked and made meaningful in every day practices. Moreover, it maps the organizational framework for everyday interactions and practices, in relation to bilingualism and ethnicity. The project is planned as four sub-studies in order to reach a broader understanding of how ethnicity is constructed in different preschool contexts. A variety of methods will be deployed - focus group interviews as well as dyadic interviews, video recordings, participant observations, and analyses of documents - which all supplement each other. We believe that the project will deepen the knowledge about how ethnicity is accomplished in daily preschool interactions and practices. The project also aims to increase understandings of everyday constructions of ethnicity, which has relevance both for preschool teachers and for preschool teacher students.
Year 2009
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39 Project

"I prefer dying fast than dying slowly", how institutional abuse worsens the mental health of stranded Syrian, Afghan and Congolese migrants on Lesbos island following the implementation of EU-Turkey deal

Authors Christos Eleftherakos, Wilma van den Boogaard, Declan Barry, ...
Year 2018
Journal Name Conflict and Health
Citations (WoS) 1
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41 Journal Article

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: The humanitarian approach under political divisions

Authors Hala NAUFAL
Description
Since the beginning of the revolt in Syria in March 2011, the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has significantly gone up with the escalating violence, spreading all over the country, particularly in Homs, Deir ez-Zor, Hama, Damascus, Idleb and Aleppo. Estimates vary from 5 000 individuals at the beginning of December 2011, to 15,800 individuals by the beginning of April 2012 according to the Ministry of Social Affairs (MSA), 30,000 individuals in mid-May 2012 according to Caritas, and 33,142 individuals according to the Coalition of charitable organisations for the aid of displaced Syrians to Lebanon. In its most recent report on displaced Syrians in Lebanon, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) underlined that, in collaboration with the Lebanese government and the local authorities along with international and local partners, it brings aid to over 67,000 Syrian refugees who settled in different regions in Lebanon. Before this, UNHCR had noted the exodus of some 18,000 Syrians to Lebanon through the border post at Masnaa, following the explosion that shook Damas 18 July 2012. This study covers the Syrian refugee problem in Lebanon, following the popular uprisings which developed into an armed conflict in November 2011. It aims to understand the reasons for their growing numbers; their main characteristics; the assistance structure; the political framework. It will analyze also the official position regarding the conditions of the refugees; the repercussions of the refugees’ arrival on the delicate balance of the Lebanese political system; and the mobilisation of the institutions of the country and the international community. The collection of information was carried out from early May to 30 September 2012. Focus group discussions with refugee families and interviews with managers of the organisations concerned, representatives of political parties and experts, were conducted. Press and internet sites have equally been used.
Year 2012
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42 Report

Syrian Refugees’ Engagement in the Local Labour Market in Izmir, Turkey: Perspectives of Employers and Evidence - Based Policy Recommendations

Authors Selin Siviş, Ayselin Yıldız
Description
This policy brief explores the perceptions of Turkish employers regarding Syrian refugees across various economic sectors in Izmir (Turkey) and reports the key issues raised by local actors concerning local labour market integration practices. The study is based on fieldwork carried out in Izmir between July and December 2017. It includes 40 semi-structured interviews conducted with Turkish employers, policy-makers, practitioners and NGO members. It provides an analysis particularly regarding Turkish employers’ perspectives at sectoral and local levels, towards employing Syrians. Finally, the study integrates employers’ perspectives into local actors’ broader labour market integration practices and makes some policy recommendations based on conclusions from evidence-based field research. In broader terms, the policy brief intends to contribute the literature and advise policy makers on how to eectively integrate refugees into the labour market through local level practices and interventions.
Year 2019
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43 Report

'How many cases do I need?' On science and the logic of case selection in field-based research

Authors Mario Luis Small
Year 2009
Journal Name ETHNOGRAPHY
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44 Journal Article

Who Are We? Cultural Valence and Children’s Narratives of National Identifications

Authors Krystyna Slany, Stella Strzemecka
Year 2016
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review
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47 Journal Article

Migracje polskich profesjonalistów i profesjonalistek: wyjazdy i powroty

Year 2011
Journal Name Studia Migracyjne - Przegląd Polonijny
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48 Journal Article

Intercultural priorities among immigrant organizations in Galicia (Spain): Beyond the offensive and defensive binary

Authors Belén Fernández Suárez, Verónica Verdía Varela, Renée DePalma
Year 2020
Journal Name International Journal of Intercultural Relations
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49 Journal Article

Migration and development policies : the state of affairs before the 2015 European migration crises in the Czech Republic and its current implications

Authors Robert STOJANOV, Oldrich BURES, Barbora DUZÍ
Year 2017
Journal Name [Migration Policy Centre]
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51 Journal Article

Interethnic Contact Online: Contextualising the Implications of Social Media Use by Second-Generation Migrant Youth

Authors Rianne Dekker, Peter Scholten, Warda Belabas
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of Intercultural Studies
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52 Journal Article

Talking of Values: Understanding the Normative Discourse of EU Migration Policy

Authors Angeliki DIMITRIADI, Haris MALAMIDIS
Description
With respect to migration, the period 2014-2017 was characterised by reactionary policies and the outburst of far-right populist discourses. These important developments posed a normative challenge for the EU and particularly for its values which are supposed to lie at the core of the European project. This report is based on an extensive research on official documents, agendas, discussions, public statements produced by European Institutions between 2014-2017, as well as informal semi-structured interviews with policy makers and researchers. By paying attention to the values of solidarity, responsibility-sharing, saving lives at sea, human rights and the right to free movement, the present research identifies which norms and values are mobilised in EU’s institutional narratives with regards migration, and whether they are shared across the European institutions, at least as regards the official discourse.
Year 2019
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53 Report

Snapshots from the Borders - Participatory investigation: Tenerife

Description
«Snapshots From The Borders» is a 3-years project, co-funded by the European Union and run by 36 partners, border local authorities and civil society organisations, led by the Lampedusa and Linosa municipality. The main general objective of the project is the improvement of the critical understanding of European and local decision and law makers, civil servants, opinion leaders, public opinion and citizens about the topic of migration flows towards European borders. Our aim is strengthening a new horizontal, active network of cities and towns directly facing migration flows at EU borders, as a way to promote more and more effective policy coherence at all levels. The final perspective and framework is to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals.This report has been carried out through the analysis of secondary statistical data sources available at the national and local levels; the results of different empirical investigations undertaken by the Immigration Observatory of Tenerife in the last 15 years; and 23 semi-structured interviews with university experts, representatives from immigrant associations, professionals from NGOs, immigrants and their children, political representatives, technicians from the local governments, and participants in social movements linked to the defence of human rights. All the interviews have been recorded on video and a script with questions has been used, based on this report’s structure, but with the questions adapted to the profiles of each person interviewed.
Year 2019
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54 Report

Beyond Vulnerability: Syrian Refugees in Urban Spaces in Turkey

Authors Glenda Santana de Andrade
Year 2020
Journal Name International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
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55 Journal Article

Cultural differences in conceptual models of depression

Authors Alison Karasz
Year 2005
Journal Name Social science & medicine, 2019, Vol. 222, pp. 11-19
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56 Journal Article

Polish circular migration and marginality: A livelihood strategy approach

Year 2016
Journal Name Studia Migracyjne - Przegląd Polonijny
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57 Journal Article

Aspirations Disclosed: The case of Turkish-Belgian Parents in Brussels.

Authors F Zehra Colak
Year 2016
Book Title Youth in Education: The Necessity of Valuing Ethnocultural Diversity
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58 Book Chapter

Volunteering for Refugees in Europe: Civil Society, Solidarity, and Forced Migration along the Balkan Route amid the Failure of the Common European Asylum System

Principal investigator J. Olaf Kleist (Principal Investigator), Serhat Karakayalı (Principal Investigator)
Description
Amid rising numbers of asylum seekers arriving in the EU and migrating along the Balkan route in 2015, state, EU and traditional NGO institutions failed to adequately receive, register and care for the new arrivals. Instead, volunteers stepped in to provide humanitarian assistance. They are locals as well as citizens from other European countries who engage with the crisis for a variety of reasons, in a range of contexts and with varying consequences. This research project will examine personal motives, social structures and political conditions of volunteering for refugees in countries along the so-called Balkan route: in Greece, in Slovenia, and in former Yugoslav countries. Based on political process tracing, sociological-ethnographic observations and semi-structured interviews with volunteers, officials, locals and refugees we will devise country reports that will create the basis for a comparative study. Thus, we will interrogate whether we can witness in this refugee policies ’from below’ the creation of a particular, pro-immigration and human rights based European civil society or social movement.
Year 2016
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59 Project

Dilemmas of representation and solidarity: Trade unions and extreme right-wing parties

Principal investigator Anders Neergaard (REMESO Project Leader)
Description
Research on trade unions has identified the crises and challenges trade unions face, not only in relation to employers and the state, but also regarding how to keep the trade union and workers together. One particular challenge is how to build solidarity in a context in which the number of migrant workers is increasing and working class support for anti-immigrant extreme right parties is growing. The research question framing this proposal is how an important organisation for Swedish industrial relations negotiate what seems to be a fundamental contradiction among its members. The aim is to analyse the strategies and actions taken by trade unions in relation to migrant workers, ethnic diversity and members and activists displaying support for extreme right parties. The theoretical framework is drawn from labour studies and industrial relations research along with migration and ethnic studies, supplemented with gender studies.. Methodologically, the project is an ethnographic study of five blue collar trade unions and Landsorganisationen, employing semi-structured interviews and participant observation, complemented with document analysis.
Year 2017
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60 Project

Exclusionary moments: Queer desires and migrants' sense of (un)belonging

Year 2018
Journal Name Emotion, Space and Society
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61 Journal Article

International migration and household living arrangements among transnational families in Brazil

Authors Nuni V. Jorgensen, Alisson F. Barbieri, Gilvan R. Guedes, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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62 Journal Article

Enfrentando la transnacionalización del cuidadoabuelas cuidadoras en un contexto de alta migración

Year 2015
Journal Name Revista Internacional de Estudios Migratorios (RIEM)
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63 Journal Article

Explanatory models of coronary heart disease among South Asian immigrants

Authors Manasi A. Tirodkar, David W. Baker, Gregory T. Makoul, ...
Year 2011
Journal Name PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING
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65 Journal Article

What’s Driving Migrant Russian Physicians to Stay Permanently in Finland? A Life-Course Approach

Authors Driss Habti
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Finnish Studies
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67 Journal Article

Beyond Legal Status: Exploring Dimensions of Belonging among Forced Migrants in Istanbul and Vienna

Authors Susan Beth Rottmann, Ivan Josipovic, Ursula Reeger
Year 2020
Journal Name Social Inclusion
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68 Journal Article

Publishing strategies of young, highly mobile academics : the question of language in the European context

Authors Laurie ANDERSON
Year 2013
Journal Name Language Policy
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70 Journal Article

Living with difference: Refugee education and school segregation processes in Greece

Authors Pinelopy Vergou, University of Thessaly
Year 2019
Journal Name Urban Studies
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71 Journal Article

Patient initiation of information: Exploring its role during the mental health intake visit

Authors Ora Nakash, Margarita Alegria, Shan Gao, ...
Year 2009
Journal Name PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING
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73 Journal Article

“Here, There, in between, beyond…”: Identity Negotiation and Sense of Belonging among Southern Europeans in the UK and Germany

Authors Fabio Quassoli, Iraklis Dimitriadis
Year 2019
Journal Name Social Inclusion
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76 Journal Article

Regularisations and employment in Italy REGANE Assessment Report

Authors Martin Baldwin-Edwards, Francesca Zampagni
Year 2014
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78 Working Paper

Mutuality at the center: health promotion with Cape Verdean immigrant women

Authors Maria De Jesus
Year 2009
Journal Name Ethnicity & Health
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79 Journal Article

Model of Civic Integration of Immigrants in Europe: Case of Austria and the Czech Republic

Principal investigator Anna Lukešová (Principal Investigator)
Description
Civic integration represents a modern phenomenon in the field of integration of immigrants in Europe. Until the end of the 20th century, integration policies in Europe were perceived from the point of view of national models characteristic for particular countries. However, at the turn of the century, a new approach to integration policies, which is referred to as civic integration, emerged. It is used by countries whose traditional approaches to immigrant integration have varied considerably. And, as this work points out, the model is further extending to Central European countries, which are tackling with some degree of immigration as well. The research aims at studying the implementation of the civic integration model in Central Europe, on the example of Austria and the Czech Republic. It will focus on issues of multilevel governance in the field of civic integration in the countries concerned, with an emphasis on the role of local governments in the process of policy making and implementation, and their comparison. The research will use documentary analysis as well as semi-structured interviews and participant observation of integration activities themselves. The outputs of the project are to contribute to the widening of knowledge about the use of civic integration measures in countries that are not sufficiently covered in the scientific debate. The results of the research will also be used in the dissertation work of the principal researcher.
Year 2019
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80 Project

National report on the governance of the asylum reception system in Luxembourg

Authors Lorenzo Vianelli, Lucas Oesch, Birte Nienaber
Description
The national report on the governance of the reception system in Luxembourg is one of the seven country reports that are produced within Work Package 3 of the H2020 project CEASEVAL. The report provides an overview of the Luxembourgish reception system. More specifically, it focuses on recent transformations that have affected the system, processes of implementation at the national and local levels, and sources of heterogeneity within the national system. It is based on document analysis as well as on 19 semi-structured interviews with a range of different stakeholders who are directly or indirectly involved in the Luxembourgish reception system. The report first provides some historical background on the reception of asylum seekers in Luxembourg by paying specific attention to the main legislative instruments that shaped the initial design of the national reception system. Then, the main revisions that affected the system in the period 2009-2018 are explored alongside their related decision-making processes. This paves the way for an overview of the formal structure of the Luxembourgish reception system. After the discussion of the formal organisation of reception policies in the country, the report moves on to explore the actual functioning of the reception system by investigating implementation practices at the national and local levels. Finally, some examples of heterogeneity in the current provision of reception are discussed, in an attempt to identify drivers of convergence and divergence in the implementation of reception policies.
Year 2019
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81 Report

When asylum policies go local : the case of socially-useful works for asylum-seekers

Authors Andrea PETTRACHIN
Year 2019
Journal Name Italian political science, 2019, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 1-20
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82 Journal Article

The acceptability of male circumcision to reduce HIV infections in Nyanza Province, Kenya

Authors Robert C. Bailey, R Muga, R Poulussen, ...
Year 2002
Journal Name AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV
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83 Journal Article

Spatialities of Work and Home in a Dual-Career Context of Highly Skilled Arab Women in Finland

Authors Driss Habti
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of Finnish Studies
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84 Journal Article

Temporalities of emergency : migrant pregnancy and healthcare networks in Southern European borderlands

Authors Vanessa GROTTI, Cynthia Helen MALAKASIS, Chiara QUAGLIARIELLO, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name Social science & medicine, 2019, Vol. 222, pp. 11-19
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85 Journal Article

Living with difference: Refugee education and school segregation processes in Greece

Authors Pinelopy Vergou, University of Thessaly
Year 2019
Journal Name Urban Studies
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88 Journal Article

The refugee crisis as a preparation stage for future exclusion

Authors Nikolaos Xypolytas
Year 2018
Journal Name International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Citations (WoS) 1
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89 Journal Article

Female Sex Worker Social Networks and STI/HIV Prevention in South China

Authors Joseph D. Tucker, Hua Peng, Bin Yang, ...
Year 2011
Journal Name PLOS ONE
Citations (WoS) 21
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90 Journal Article

Migration for whose benefit? Pakistani and Indian migrant communities’ remittance sending behavior and integration in Finland and Sweden. (89 500 €)

Principal investigator Zain Ul Abdin ()
Description
Project description: The aim of this doctoral research is to explore contemporary migration and remittance sending behaviors and their impacts on socio-professional integration of migrants from Pakistan and India in Finland and Sweden. The research assumes that distinct groups of migrants carry dissimilar cultural obligations upon migration, which emphasizes the need to compare migrants from different places of origin. As for the integration process, it is argued that acquiring a job to earn and send money back home promotes initial integration but minimizes consumption and the search for support from various compatriots tends to weaken the integration process in the long run. Migrants pushed by stronger obligations to remit spend a fairly longer time doing odd jobs than those with mild compulsions. Not pushed to work longer hours in unskilled jobs, the latter can dedicate more time to finishing their University degrees, learning the language, and eventually turn out to become an entrepreneur or acquire a professional job. The empirical data collection entails participant observations and semi-structured interviews in Malmö and Stockholm in Sweden and Helsinki and Turku in Finland. The primary foci of this research are those migrants who entered on a student visa. This multidisciplinary research addresses an understudied aspect of migrant behaviour, both in Finland and in neighbouring Sweden, namely the relationship between remittance sending and migrant integration. The study asks, who really benefits from migration. Is it the migrant himself/herself or the relatives of the migrant back home who receive the bulk of remittances? The research fills theoretical and empirical gaps regarding different migrant groups' behaviour in remittance vs. integration.
Year 2017
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91 Project

Identification and Categorization of Refugees’ Integration Prospects in the Greek Socio-Economic System. Case Study in Mytilene and Crete Islands

Authors Dimitrios Kotroyannos, Stylianos Ioannis Tzagarakis, Apostolos Kamekis, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities EQPAM
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93 Journal Article

Doing Family Across Borders: A Comparative Study of Work, Family and Welfare Strategies among Polish Migrants in Norway, Sweden, and the UK.

Principal investigator Gunhild Odden (Principal Investigator), Pieter Bevelander (Researcher), Kathy Burrell (Researcher), Nils Olav Østrem (Researcher), Oleksandr Ryndyk (PhD Candidate)
Description
This project seeks to answer the main research question: how transnational family considerations, combined with labour market conjuncture and migrants' rights to welfare provision in the host country, shape migrant workers' relation to work and welfare? In order to answer this research question from a comparative perspective the project will focus on two groups of Polish migrant workers, living alone or reunited with the family in the host country, in three different welfare and labour market contexts (Norway, Sweden and the UK). The study will explain why some migrant workers fare relatively better at the host country's labour market, while others are more prone to rely on social welfare provision. The project will in particular look at migrants' actual and planned use of welfare provision, tax-reduction strategies, and their plans regarding family reunification, re-emigration or eventual retirement in the host country. The project will use mixed methods. At the beginning, data from available databases will be analysed (WP1). Further, a tailor-made online survey tool will be used to generate data missing in existing databases (WP2). The respondents will be recruited onboard international flights between Poland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. Finally, the quantitative analyses will be complemented by qualitative analyses of semi-structured interviews with Polish migrant workers collected in Norway, Sweden, and the UK (WP3). A smooth implementation of the project will be ensured by including four overseas research grants between the Project Owner and the two international partners in Sweden and the UK. Apart from its high scientific value, the project will have an explicit practical value for Norwegian and international stakeholders dealing with the issues concerned in this study. Knowledge produced by the project can be used for policy formulation by relevant national organizations, including ministries, tax authorities, labour and welfare organizations.
Year 2016
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95 Project

De(constructing) the refugees’ right to the city: State-run camps versus commoning practices in Athens, Thessaloniki and Mytilene

Year 2018
Book Title International Interdisciplinary Conference on Refugees and Forced Immigration Studies
 Conference Proceedings
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96 Book Chapter

Introduction: Preparing the Way for Qualitative Research in Migration Studies

Authors Evren Yalaz, Ricard Zapata-Barrero
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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97 Book Chapter

Entrepreneurial Chinese Migrants and Petty African Entrepreneurs: Local Impacts of Interaction in Urban West Africa (Ghana and Senegal)

Principal investigator Karsten Giese (Principal Investigator ), Laurence Marfaing (Principal Investigator )
Description
Research Questions Where do Chinese migrant entrepreneurs come from and why do they migrate? Where do they settle, and how do they organize their economic and social activities? How are they perceived by local and migrant African entrepreneurs in their host country? Does this perception correspond to the discourse of cooperation propagated by the Chinese and African governments? How does the Chinese presence influence the development of African host societies? Contribution to International Research This comparative study on the Chinese migration into two West African countries explores the economic and political processes triggered by the Chinese migration. It analyses the interactions of the local population with the Chinese migrant entrepreneurs as well as the former’s innovative reactions toward the strategies and practices of the latter. The combination of the different regional research capacities at the GIGA within one research team allows us to address this multidimensional research problem with adequate regional and multidisciplinary competences and research strategies. Research Design and Methods Our research field is characterized by high degrees of informality, especially regarding migratory paths, residence status, economic activities, social organization and the political action of all actors involved. In view of this, existing quantitative data on the micro- and meso-levels could not be taken as a reliable basis for our analyses. Moreover, the economic interests that characterize our field had the effect of reduced acceptance on the part of our informants of standardized instruments such as questionnaires. For these reasons, our research concentrates on coordinated qualitative comparative case studies within and across Ghana and Senegal in order to produce reliable research findings. In accordance with our research questions, qualitative data collection was conducted on a micro-level, drawing on the method of actor-centred participant observation and its adaptations in narrative interviews. Additional semi-structured interviews were conducted to ensure comparability across cases. In addition, visual ethnographic methods were applied (photo essays, network-mapping) as a basis for joint interpretation in the overarching research context. Preliminary Results We had assumed that networks formed the dominant model of social organization for both the African and the Chinese actors and groups we studied, and that networks were the key factors to understanding the interaction between these two groups. In the field, however, we were unable to establish any empirical evidence that the Chinese individual economic sojourners (or small groups forming family-owned businesses), whose business models tend to be highly speculative, are engaging in any form of meaningful social and economic interaction with their African counterparts beyond primarily functional and opportunistic buyer–seller or employer–employee relationships. African traders also did not reveal any stronger motivation to open their networks to their Chinese counterparts. Based on our observations, we conclude that a wide range of African actors engages in innovative practices not through social exchange and mutually beneficial cooperation with the Chinese newcomers but by creatively appropriating the unintended opportunities that Chinese actors provide in the local African settings through their distinct social and economic practices. However, the significations that are inscribed into the diverse Chinese social and economic practices and the stimuli they represent are contested between diverse African actors, since their social and economic positioning, their interests and interpretations, and their capacities for adaptation differ greatly. The Chinese business strategy of large-scale wholesale trading in combination with the low cost of the commodities they sell has facilitated the engagement of larger social strata with limited financial means in trading activities. These changes in market access, not least, have had a profound impact on Senegalese and Ghanaian market orders. Not surprisingly, many of the new traders whose access to this profession has directly benefited from the Chinese presence also closely observe the latter’s business strategies. All interviewed Chinese traders, for instance, unanimously employed the logic of high turnovers at small profit rates, aspiring to maximize incomes through sheer volume. Once the African traders have realized that trading in Chinese goods provides solid opportunities for capital accumulation and growth, they have turned their gaze toward China as source for their commodities.
Year 2011
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98 Project
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