Tuesday, 23 May 2006
Newsletter Nr. 5 / 2006
- Summer School on Immigration and Asylum Policy of the European Union
- Workshop: “Herder and Anthropology”
- New book publication from IMER/UiB
- Norwegian Journal of Migration Research
“Educating for Migrant Integration – Integrating Migration into Education: European and North American Comparisons”
|Time:||21 – 23 September 2006|
|Place:||University of Toronto, Toronto/Canada|
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto http://www.utoronto.ca
Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
Network Migration in Europe e. V.
The conference will address the interrelated questions of immigrant incorporation and education in a comparative framework, drawing on European and North American experiences. The focus may be contemporary or historical (1945 to the present).
Submissions of abstracts (max. of 600 words) and a short biographical note (not more than two pages) including a list of (selected) publications are welcomed until May 15 2006. Papers are supposed to be circulated in advance and have to be received by September 7, 2004. Publication of the papers in an edited volume is intended.
Send your application to the given email address by May 15, 2006. The selection committee will choose and notify the participants by beginning of June 2006.
“International conference on Academic Mobility”
|Time:||21 – 23 September 2006|
The conference will host scholars specialised in Academic Mobility from different continents. Having received a large number of proposals, we will be organising different parallel sessions. Our guest speakers are: Mike Byram (UK), Martine Abdallah-Pretceille (France), Elizabeth Murphy-Lejeune (Ireland), Vassiliki Papatsiba (UK), Aline Gohard-Radenkovic (Switzerland), Eija Suomela-Salmi (Finland) and Geneviève Zarate (France).
* 130 euros (undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students 60 euros) before the 10th of June 2006
* 150 euros (undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students 70 euros) after the 10th of June 2006
You will find all the necessary information concerning registration on the conference website:
|Time:||4 – 15 July 2006|
|Place:||Université Libre de Bruxelles|
The aim of the Summer School is to provide its participants with a comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal point of view. The course provides both the opportunity to live in a unique European environment, as Brussels hosts numerous European and international organisations and their research facilities, and to take part in an intellectually stimulating experience in groups of several tens of participants specialised in the area of asylum and immigration from all over Europe. The classes are conducted by academics from the universities co-operating in the Network, which is represented in the eighteen member states of the European Union and by high ranking officials from international organisations, particularly the European Commission. Each class is given both in French and in English. Read more here.
|Time:||Wednesday 24 May, 16.15 – 18.00|
|Place:||Seminar room at Centre for Development Studies, 5th floor Nygårdsgt. 5.|
Alice Feldman, University College Dublin:
“Migration, ‘Race’-Making and Social Change in Ireland: Changing Notions of Identity and Belonging in Irish ‘Diaspora Space’”.
|Time:||Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 May, 09.00-17.00|
|Place:||Georg Sverdrups hus, undervisningsrom 1, Universitety of Oslo.|
The reseacrh programme Culcom ( University of Oslo) organises the workshop “Herder and Anthropology” Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 May. The workshop is open to all interested and it is not necessary to register.
For more information about programme and speakers please see: here.
Sicakkan, Hakan G. and Yngve Lithman (eds.): What Happens When the Society is Diverse? Exploring Multidimensional Identities. New York: Edwin Mellen Press.
PREFACE, Professor Jim Frideres
1. INTRODUCTION: DIVERSITY AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL IDENTITIES, Yngve G. Lithman and Hakan G. Sicakkan
2. IDENTITY AND SOCIOLOGY, Hildur Ve
3. ETHNIC ENTREPRENEURS: IDENTITY POLITICS AMONG PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN NORWAY, Mette Andersson
4. BEYOND “MAN”: IN DEFENSE OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL IDENTITIES,Randi Gressgård and Christine Jacobsen
5. DEAF IDENTITIES: VISIBLE CULTURE, HIDDEN DILEMMAS AND SCATTERED BELONGING, Jan Kåre Breivik
6. GLOCAL SPACES AS PROTOTYPES OF A FUTURE DIVERSE SOCIETY: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY IN SIX EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, Hakan G. Sicakkan
7. MCJIHAD: GLOBALIZATION, RADICAL TRANSNATIONALISM, AND TERRORISM OF THE DIASPORA, Yngve Georg Lithman
8. THE STRUGGLE FOR RECOGNITION – A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK, John Erik Fossum
The next issue of Norwegian Journal of Migration Research (TMF 2006/1) will be published in June 2006. The previous issue (2005/2) was published in December 2005.
TMF 2005/2 Abstracts
Anja Mihr presents the European institutional framework for minority issues and discusses its potential capacity as a problem-solver. The national governments and state-centered regimes have not been able to solve the challenges of self-identification and self-determination. Nor could they solve the problems emerging through migration or give adequate recognition to the cross border political movements. The argument is that such challenges and problems can only be faced and solved within the European Institutions of the Council of Europe, the OSCE, and their protective and peace building systems, the EU-enlargement process, and its institutional participatory and democratic opportunities.
Umut Korkut examines the impact of the processes of Croatia’s accession to EU membership on Serbian refugees’ right to return and re-settlement in Croatia. He describes the process of Serbian refugee resettlement and housing rights as a human right and elaborates the maintenance of these rights for the Serbian minority in Croatia. One finding is that, although Croatia is in the process of accession to membership, provision of these rights to the Serbian minority does not meet the EU conditionality for membership, and finally – though unexpectedly – the EU does not keep up with its initial demands from Croatia regarding the full implementation of housing rights either.
Peter Vermeersch examines the influence of domestic and international change on the political position of ethnic minorities in a new EU member state, Poland. The article focuses on the specific case of the Ukrainian minority. It concludes that the dynamics of ethnic conflict on local and domestic levels is to a great extent dependent on international change at the level of the EU. The current position of the Ukrainian minority in Poland needs to be understood in the context of Poland’s foreign policy strategy towards Ukraine and in the context of the debate on the further enlargement of the EU.
Ahmet Öncü and Gürcan Kocan elaborate on the significant role of emotionsin general, and of love in particular, in the process of fusion of differences within the common life of citizens. They examine notions of citizenship and political community within the context of diversity. The inflow of people with different cultural backgrounds into political communities as well as the presence of native minorities has created a practical question in regard to how different groups can be affectionately bonded in the new diversified polity as a whole. What is, then, the ontological basis for a model of citizenship that embraces diversity?
Randi Gresgård og Sissel Lilletvedt anmelder Joron Phils bok “Etnisk mangfold i skolen. Det sakkyndige blikket” (Universitetsforlaget 2005).
Anoumou, Olta William (2006): Vesle Svarte Sambo er nå voksen og bor i Norge. En bok om integrering . Lockert Forlag.
Olta William Anoumou er årets vinner av Lockert Forlags essaykonkurranse for Forfattere med minoritetsbakgrunn. Les mer om boka og forfatteren her
Antonucci, Toni C. (2006): Immigration, Adaptation, and Well-Being Across the Life Span. A Special Issue of Research in Human Development. Vol. 2: 4. More information here
Berry , John W., Jean S. Phinney, David I. Sam and Paul Vedder (eds.)(2006): Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition: Acculturation, Identity and Adaptations Across National Contexts. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc, US. Read more here
Blikom, Mari (2006): Understanding the lives of refugees living in exile: A core social motive Approach. Master thesis in social psychology, NTNU.
Nygaard, Oddveig (2006): “Between care and control: Interaction between refugees and caseworkers within the Norwegian refugee integration programme”. Sussex Migration Working Paper no. 32. The paper is available online
Other Sussex Migration Working Papers are available here
Sam, David L. and John W. Berry (eds.) (2006): The Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology. Cambridge University Press. Read more here
Strandbu, Åse (2006): Idrett, kjønn, kropp og kultur: Minoritetsjenters møte med norsk idrett. NOVA Rapport 10/06. Les mer her