Monthly Archives: December 2010


december 2010



Welfare, Working Life and Migration (VAM)

The Research Council of Norway will finance two new research projects on migration:

* “Provision of welfare to ‘irregular migrants’”
Christine M. Jacobsen, IMER Bergen, Uni Research Rokkansenteret (in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen).
* “Migration to Norway – Flows and Regulations”
Jan Paul Brekke, ISF.

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IMER Bergen has received funding for a new research project on “irregular migrants”

“Provision of welfare to ‘irregular migrants’”. Project manager: Christine M. Jacobsen.

The project will investigate the Norwegian welfare system’s assessment of irregular migrant’s rights and their actual social and health situation from a combined legal and social science approach, examining the complex relationship between law, institutional practice, and migrants’ lived experience. Senior researchers and research recruits from law, sociology, social anthropology, and political science, will collaborate in this interdisciplinary project. Methods include law analysis, ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative interviews (Oslo and
Bergen). The theoretical framework is defined by traditional and critical legal perspectives and by anthropological theories of law and of the body. The project’s investigation of how ‘irregularity’ is legally, institutionally, socially, and culturally constructed and experienced will offer much needed research-based knowledge of the consequences of present welfare policies and practices.

The project is to be initiated in 2011.

Etniske minoriteter og frivillige organisasjoner

Etniske minoriteter er dårligere representert i frivillige organisasjoner enn majoritetsbefolkningen. Denne forskjellen er størst når det gjelder medlemskap og verv i frivillige organisasjoner. Mens andelen som utfører frivillig arbeid blant minoriteter i Norge er på et generelt høyt nivå i internasjonal sammenheng. Dette viser en ny rapport hvor Ivar Eimhjellen, Uni Rokkansenteret, er en av forfatterne.

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The University of Oxford launches its new website “Migration Oxford”

The University of Oxford launched this week ‘Migration Oxford’, a new website that provides a downloadable calendar of all migration-related events that take place at the University, links to the latest publications, information about the teaching programmes in the area of migration, and a database of all academics within the University who have an interest in international migration. This new tool has been developed collectively by the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the International Migration Institute and the Refugee Study Centre.

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First edition of the Ethnicity Centre News Bulletin

Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.
November 2010.

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DPhil (PhD) position in quantitative migration research

The International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford seeks to award a PhD scholarship commencing 1 October 2011 for the ‘Determinants of International Migration’ (DEMIG) research project.
Application deadline: 21 January 2011.

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Conferences and seminars

Turkish launch event for the European Research Program ACCEPT PLURALISM entitled: “Culture of Tolerance in Turkey: Different Modes of Pluralism”.
Date: 19 January 2011.
Venue: Bilgi University, Istanbul.

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Norface conference.
Date:  6 – 9 April 2011.
Venue:  University College London.
Registration deadline: 6 April 2011.
Deadline for submission of papers has expired.

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11th Nordic Youth Research Symposium.
Call for papers. Submission deadline: 31 January 2011.
Date: 13 – 15 June 2011.
Venue: University of Turku, Finland.

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“Transformations of Contemporary Capitalism: Actors, Institutions, Processes”
Call for papers. Submission deadline: 15 January 2011.
Date: 23-25 June 2011.
Venue: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

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Interdisciplinary Workshop.
Call for papers. Submission deadline: 15 January 2011.
Date: 30 June – 1 July 2011.
Venue: University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Call for papers to session at the annual conference of the Royal Geographic Society/Institute of British Geographers. Submission deadline: 25 February 2011.
Date: 31 August – 2 September 2011.
Venue:  Society and Imperial College in London.

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Call for papers. Submission deadline: 15 February 2011.
Date: 6-7 October 2011 (New date!).
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany.

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New publications

* Bond, R., K. Charsley & S. Grundy (2010): “An Audible Minority: migration, settlement and identity among English graduates in Scotland”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36 (3), 483-499.

* Fenton, S. and Mann, R. (2010): “Introducing the Majority to Ethnicity: Do they like what they see?” In Calder G., Cole P., and Seglow J. (eds.): Citizenship Acquisition and National Belonging: Migration, membership and the Democratic State. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 141-155.

* Fenton, S. (2010): “Malaysia: a very particular multiculturalism”. In Julian C.H. Lee (ed.): The Malaysian Way of Life. Selangor: Marshall Cavendish.

* Goth, Ursula S. (2010): “Informasjon om fastlegeordningen til flerkulturelle befolkningsgrupper – en utfordring for helsepersonell”. Utposten nr. 5, 2010.

* Goth, Ursula S. (2010): ”The intercultural Challenges of General Practitioners in Norway with Mirgrant Patients”. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. Volume 6, 2010- Pier Professional.

* Goth, Ursula S. og John E. Berg (2010): “Migrant participation in Norwegian health care. A qualitative study using key informants”. European Journal of General Practice, 2010; Early Online, 1–6.

* Healy, Geraldine, Gill Kirton and Mike Noon (eds.) (2010): Equality, Inequalities and Diversity: Contemporary Challenges and Strategies. Palgrave Macmillan.

* Khattab N., Johnston R., Modood T., and Sirkeci, I. (2010): “The impact of spatial segregation on the employment outcomes amongst Bangladeshi men and women in England and Wales”. Sociological Research Online 15: 1 (February, 2010).

* Meer, N. (2010): Citizenship, Identity & the Politics of Multiculturalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

* Meer, N. (2010): “The impact of European Equality Directives upon British Anti-Discrimination Legislation”. Policy & Politics, 38 (2), 197-215.

* Meer, N., Dwyer, C., and Modood, T. (2010): “Embodying Nationhood? Conceptions of British national identity, citizenship and gender in the ‘veil affair’”. The Sociological Review, 58 (1), 84-111.

* Meer, N., Dwyer, C. and Modood, T. (2010): “Beyond ’angry Muslims’? Reporting Muslim Voices in the British Press”. Journal of Media and Religion.

* Meer, N. and Modood, T. (2010): “Refutations of Racism”. In: M. Malik (ed.): Anti-Muslim Prejudice Past and Present. London: Routledge.

* Meer, N. and Modood, T. (2010): “Islamophobia as cultural racism? Martin Amis and the racialization of Muslims”. In S. Sayyid and A. K. Vali (eds.): Thinking Through Islamophobia. Hurst & Co.

* Meer, N. and Modood, T. (2010): “Diversity, Identity, and Multiculturalism in the Media”. In G. Cheney, S., May. and D. Munshi (eds.): Handbook Of Communication Ethics. Routledge.

* Modood, T. (2010): Still Not Easy Being British: Struggles for a Multicultural Citizenship. Trentham Books.

* Modood, T. (2010): “Multicultural Citizenship and Muslim Identity Politics”. Interventions, Special Issue, ‘Muslims in the Frame’ edited by P. Morey and A. Yaquin, vol. 12 (2): 157-170.

* Modood, T. (2010): “Capitals, Ethnic Identity and Educational Qualifications”. In R. Alba and M. Waters (eds.): New Dimensions of Diversity: The Children of Immigrants in North America and Western Europe. Cornell: Cornell University Press.

* Modood, T. (2010): “Multiculturalism in the West and Muslim Identity”. In M. Merry and J. Milligan (eds.): Citizenship, Identity and Education in Muslim Communities. Palgrave: 63-83.

* Modood, T. (2010): “Multicultural Citizenship and the Shari’a Controversy in Britain”. In R. Adhar and N. Aroney (eds.): Shari’a in the West. Oxford University Press.

* Modood, T. (2010): “Multiculturalism and Citizenship”. In K. Knott and S. McLoughlin (eds.): Diasporas. Zed Books: 50-54.

* Modood, T. (2010): “Muslims in Britain and the Struggle for Ethno-Religious Equality”. In M. Higgins, C. Smith and J. Storey (eds.): Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 296-310.

* Modood, T. (2010): “Multiculturalism, Citizenship and National Identity”. In C. Hay (ed.): New Directions in Political Science. Basingstoke: Palgrave: 109-129.

* Modood, T. (2010): “Multiculturalism, Liberal Citizenship and National Identity: on British Muslims”. In M. Guibernau and J. Rex (eds.): The Ethnicity Reader: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Migration, 2nd Edition. Cambridge, Polity: 243-250.

* O’Toole, T. and Gale, R. (2010): “Contemporary grammars of action among ethnic minority young activists”. In Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33(1): 126-143.

* Pedziwiatr, Konrad (2010): The New Muslim Elites in European Cities: Religion and Active Social Citizenship Amongst Young Organized Muslims in Brussels and London. VDM Verlag.

* Shah, B., Dwyer, C. and Modood, T. (2010): “Explaining Educational Achievement and Career Aspirations among young British Pakistanis: Mobilising ‘Ethnic Capital’?” Sociology 44(6), December.

* Uberoi, V. and McGhee, D. (2010): “British Social Integration”. In Frideres, J. & P. Spoonley (eds.): Social Integration in Global Perspective. McGill Press.

* Uberoi, V. and Modood, T. (2010): “Who Doesn’t Feel British? Divisions Over Muslims”.  Parliamentary Affairs, 63 (2): 302-320.

* Vertovec, Steven (guest ed.) (2010): Depicting Diversities. Diversities, Vol. 12, No. 1.

* Yewah, Emmanuel and Dimeji Togunde (2010): Across the Atlantic: African Immigrants in the United States Diaspora. Commongroundpublishing, University of Illinois.

* World Migration Report 2010The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change. International Organization for Migration.