The Children of the Revolution: Reflections on Chinese London and how to Theorise these New Forms of Migration
This paper explores some of the London data from a three-city investigation of migration. The other two cities are Beijing and Hong Kong, and in each city we are exploring young (23-39) graduate migrants from the other two cities in order to understand how global mobility features in young professionals’ life and career planning. Little has been written about UK migrants in Hong Kong and Beijing, and the existing literature on Chinese migrants in London is centred on long-term (often depicted as poor and illegal) migrants from Hong Kong. Such studies do not Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers, plenary discussion participants and workshop discussants for the PROVIR closing conference 19th to 21st of November 2014 “Exceptional welfare: Dilemmas in/of irregular migration”. Some of these will also participate as discussants in the workshops.
Key note speakers:
- Linda Bosniak, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Camden (US)
- Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College (US)
- Gregor Noll, Professor of Law, Lund University (Sweden) (To be confirmed) Continue reading
«Mobilitet, moral og migrasjon: familisme – begrepet i norske og italienske kontekster.»
Seminaret tar for seg hvordan middelhavslandenes familisme – begrep konstrueres og erfares i migrasjons-kontekster blant nordmenn i Italia og italienere i Norge. Dagens familisme utfordres både av «post-moderne” endringer i familie-strukturen, slik som lav fertilitet og stigende skilsmisse-rater, og av finanskrise og migrasjon.I Sør-Europa eksisterer lav fertilitet side om side med tradisjonelle omsorgs-organiseringer og parallelt med kontant-tunge velferdsprogrammer og begrenset produksjon av tjenester for de unge og de eldre. Continue reading
Closing conference PROVIR “Exceptional welfare: Dilemmas in/of irregular migration”
How do states respond to the physical presence and needs of people it officially has excluded? To what extent do international human rights provide protection? How does migration control and welfare policy affect irregular migrants’ experiences and subjectivities? Continue reading
Migration in the media: Strategies, bias and blind-spots
Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud will hold this first seminar in the communicating migration series. It will be about media strategies that are used by different actors in the migration field. The main foci will be on the department of justice and police (JPD) and the Directorate of migration (UDI) where most of the fieldwork has been carried out. What do people working in these institutions do to avoid or limit negative talk about migration politics and bureaucratic processes on migration issues? How do they “sell” different cases to the media? Continue reading
15th of January 2014
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Would you like to contribute to IMER Spring Program, present your ideas, receive professional feedback and discuss with peers! For 2014, we are planning a seminar series called
Communicating Migration. This will be the topic for the seminar series at IMER Bergen spring and autumn 2014. The seminar series will end with a two-day conference in October/November 2014.
The seminar series will cover how migration and ethnic relations are communicated in every-day encounters, in mass and social media, in politics and in teaching at the universities. Has the way people talk about migration and migrants in different social contexts changed over time, and in what ways has it changed? How does migration theory and research fit in within other topics and theories in the social sciences, and how do results from migration research inform public debate and policy development? Continue reading
* IMER BERGEN SEMINARS
“Thinking gender and belonging through transnational, diaspora and mobility studies”
Breda Gray (University of Limerick):
Friday 29 November, 12.15-14.00.
Uni Rokkan Centre, Nygårdsgaten 5, 6th floor.
Migrants walking along the road between a semi-open return centre and a small town in the countryside an hour away from Oslo.
Halvar Andreassen Kjærre is the second of our two new PhD fellows at IMER Bergen this year. He also started his project in October and he will follow IMER Bergen for four years. His scholarship is connected to the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen. Kjærre’s PhD project investigates irregular/illegalized migration in Europe, and he will mainly focus upon three countries within the Schengen area: Norway, Sweden and Italy. Rather than investigating how migrants settle in a certain places or neighbourhoods, Kjærre will “follow the migrants” around. Continue reading