June 25, 2022
Interview -- Sweden riots over quran burning (TRT World) (incl video stream)
Riots Erupt in Sweden After Planned Quran Burning Violent clashes erupted in Sweden after anti-Muslim activists held rallies that planned to include burning Islam's holy book, the Quran. Counter protests broke out against the far-right rallies, which eventually turned violent. Dozens were injured in scuffles as cars were set on fire. Condemnation against the planned [...]
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June 24, 2022
Article -- Lodewijk Brunt: Flaneur in Toga
Lodewijk Brunt: Flaneur in toga Frank Bovenkerk en Jan Rath 2022 Er is al een tijdje niks verschenen op de blog van onze vader Lo die in 2020 uit ons leven verdween. Dat vinden wij soms zonde van zo’n omvangrijk en divers document. Lodewijk’s oude studievriend en collega Frank Bovenkerk heeft samen met Jan Rath [...]
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March 4, 2022
Interview -- 'A marketplace of ideas and thoughts'
'Born and raised in the southern part of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in a poor and deprivileged neighbourhood Jan Rath studied anthropology and urban studies and eventually became a professor of urban sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He still holds this position today, while he is also affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam and Koç University [...]
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January 17, 2022
Photoblog -- Couriers in the gig economy
Transportation of smaller goods in Istanbul, Turkey, has always been a marked feature in the urban landscape. The unique urban morphology contributed to the development of idiosyncratic ways of transportations. In the myriad of steep and narrow streets in old town Fatih, for example, notably in the artisanal enclave between Mısır Çarşısı (‘the spice bazaar’) [...]
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January 10, 2022
Article -- Multificality transnational migrant entrepreneurship
Multifocality and opportunity structure: towards a mixed embeddedness model for transnational migrant entrepreneurship, by Solano, G., V. Schutjens and J. Rath (2022) Comparative Migration Studies, 10(3): 1-24. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12934 This article addresses transnational migrant entrepreneurship, which refers to migrants involved in cross-border entrepreneurial activities. Previous models and concepts in migrant entrepreneurship studies have not fully succeeded [...]
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December 14, 2021
Article -- 60 years migration scholarship
Progress of migration scholarship over 60 years of International Migration by İçduygu, A., J. Rath, D. Sert and A. Üstübici (2021) International Migration, 59(6): 3-7 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12934 A posting on Facebook earlier this year –showcasing the 60th anniversary logo of International Migration –elicited one viewer to exclaim: ‘Congrats on 60 years of migration scholarship!’ Such [...]
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December 14, 2021
Member Board of Trustees -- Quadraam
Met ingang van 2022 treedt Jan Rath toe tot de Raad van Advies van Quadraam. De Gelderse onderwijsgroep Quadraam is één van de grootste onderwijsbesturen van Nederland. Met bijna 1500 medewerkers bieden wij aan 12.000 leerlingen onderwijs op 14 scholen in de regio Arnhem, De Liemers en Overbetuwe. Elke school heeft een eigen niveau en [...]
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June 4, 2021
Article -- Chinatown 2.0: Una zona comercial de temática étnica
Chinatown 2.0: El difícil florecimiento de una zona comercial de temática étnica by Jan Rath, Annemarie Bodaar, Thomas Wagemaakers, and Pui Yan Wu Dearq, 30: 70-86 Special issue Espacios en la migración / Spaces in Migration DOI: https://doi.org/10.18389/dearq30.2021.08 Abstract En la pintoresca zona de canales de Ámsterdam, Zeedijk y sus alrededores, los empresarios chinos han [...]
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May 20, 2021
Erasmus University’s Prof. J.A.A. van Doorn Chair & NIAS Fellow 2021-2022
The urban sociologist Prof. Dr. Jan Rath has been appointed to Erasmus University’s Prof. J.A.A. van Doorn Chair in the academic year 2021/2022. At the same time, he will be working as a Prof. J.A.A. van Doorn Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), one of the [...]
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March 4, 2021
Member Board of Trustees -- JINC
Jan Rath has joined the Board of Trustees of JINC. JINC is a not-for-profit organisation that -- in collaboration with more than 350 business partners -- helps young people from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. JINC strives for a society in which a child’s background does not determine a child’s future, a society in which every child [...]
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