Selected Studies

Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation

edited by Marco Martiniello and Jan Rath

IMISCOE Textbook Series
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2010
Paperback, ca. 636 pp.
ISBN 978 90 8964 160 1
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Migration and ethnic studies are on the rise. Often largely oriented towards the United States and other countries with longer, older narratives of immigration, a body of literature has rapidly grown and, within it, a European research area is emerging. This premiere volume in the IMISCOE Textbooks Series assembles for the first time a comprehensive collection of 25 classic papers that have had a lasting impact on studies of international migration and immigrant integration in Europe.
The editors answer the pressing need for such a perspective on international migration seen through different scientific disciplines and methodological approaches.
Selected Studies is a textbook for advanced undergraduates and PhD students in the social sciences, political science, cultural anthropology, economics and social history as well as anyone interested in migration and integration studies.


Marco Martiniello and Jan Rath
Introduction: migration and ethnic studies in Europe

Part 1 – The migration process

1 Stephen Castles and Godula Kosack

The function of labour immigration in Western European capitalism

2 Tomas Hammar

Introduction to European immigration policy: a comparative study

3 Thomas Faist

The crucial meso-level

4 Steven Vertovec

Conceiving and researching transnationalism

5 Russell King

Towards a new map of European migration

6 Virginie Guiraudon

The constitution of a European immigration policy domain: a political sociology approach

7 Abdelmalek Sayad

Immigration and ‘state thought’

Part II – Modes of incorporation

8 Hans van Amersfoort

‘Minority’ as a sociological concept

9 Tariq Modood

‘Black’, racial equality and Asian identity

10 William Rogers Brubaker

Introduction to immigration and the politics of citizenship in Europe and North America

11 Marco Martiniello

Ethnic leadership, ethnic communities’ political powerlessness and the state in Belgium

12 Michel Wieviorka

Racism in Europe: unity and diversity

13 Rainer Bauböck

Changing the boundaries of citizenship: the inclusion of immigrants in democratic polities

14 Robert Kloosterman, Joanne van der Leun and Jan Rath

Mixed embeddedness: (in)formal economic activities and immigrant businesses in the Netherlands

15 Patrick Simon

The mosaic pattern: cohabitation between ethnic groups in Belleville, Paris

16 Hassan Bousetta

Political dynamics in the city: three case studies

17 Adrian Favell

Integration and nations: the nation-state and research on immigrants in Western Europe

Part III – Conceptual issues

18 Fredrik Barth

Introduction to ethnic groups and boundaries: the social organization of cultural difference

19 John Rex

The theory of race relations: a Weberian approach

20 Floya Anthias and Nira Yuval-Davis

Contextualizing feminism: gender, ethnic and class divisions

21 John Solomos

Varieties of Marxist conceptions of ‘race’, class and the state: a critical analysis

22 Frank Bovenkerk, Robert Miles and Gilles Verbunt

Racism, migration and the state in Western Europe: a case for comparative analysis

23 Robert Miles and Victor Satzewich

Migration, racism and ‘postmodern’ capitalism

24 Etienne Balibar

Class racism

25 Ceri Peach

The ghetto and the ethnic enclave

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