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Book Review: Chinese-British intermarriage by Yang Hu

Review by Daniel Nehring Yang Hu is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK. He is also an early career fellow at the Work Family Researchers Network, USA. His research focuses on the sociology of families and intimate relationships, race/ethnicity and migration, and East Asian societies. His first book Chinese-British Intermarriage: Disentangling […]

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Book Review: Migration and the Search for Home

Review by Brandon P. Martinez Paolo Boccagni is an Associate professor of Sociology at the University of Trento. His main research areas are transnational migration, social welfare, care, diversity, and homemaking – all of them approached in ways that try to illuminate the social actors’ viewpoints, stances, and practices, without losing sight of the structural […]

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Book Review: The Politics of New Immigrant Destinations

Review by Daniel Robins The Politics of New Immigrant Destinations: Transatlantic Perspectives is edited by Stefanie Chambers, Diana Evans, Anthony M. Messina and Abigail Fisher Williamson. The collection was published by Temple University Press in July 2017. Boucher and Gest (2015, p.182) have complained that the field of migration studies has paid too much attention to Western […]

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Brexit, Bins and Blaming the Victim: UK Debates on Immigration and Integration

By Naaz Rashid Last week a rather irate Polish friend told me how he’d set his alarm for 6.00 am on his day off to put his rubbish out. His local authority doesn’t provide wheelie bins and he was fed up of the local foxes ripping his bin bags to shreds and scattering rubbish everywhere, […]

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Migration and Citizenship: Evidence from two Referendums

Time: 12:00am – 12:00am, Friday 2nd September, 2016 Location: University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus This one-day seminar is organised around a keynote talk and several paper presentations adopting a comparative sociological perspective on two major referendums in the United Kingdom: the Scottish Independence Referendum and the Referendum on EU membership. The event will bring […]

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EU Migrants: Differences, Inequalities and Distinctions

By Simone Varriale ‘He [a colleague] used to call me ‘spaghetto’, once, twice, three times, four times, then I told him to stop […] I mean, ‘spaghetto’, I can take it once, twice, but we aren’t friends, we haven’t even had lunch together, or a coffee or something, how dare you […]’ Giacomo (37, Italian, housekeeper […]

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Negotiating Employability: Zimbabwean High Skilled Migrants and their Capitals

By Roda Madziva, Juliet Thondhlana, Simon McGrath Migration, settlement and employment in a new country have always been linked strongly to kinship and friendship networks. However, the exact mechanisms operating and their relative importance continue to be a matter of academic debate. Our recently published paper in the Sociological Review: ‘Negotiating employability: migrant capitals and […]

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