Beyond Methodological Ethnicity: Local and Transnational Pathways of Immigrant Incorporation

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Publication Article, other scientific
Title Beyond Methodological Ethnicity: Local and Transnational Pathways of Immigrant Incorporation
Author(s) Glick Schiller, Nina
Date 2008
Editor(s) Povrzanovic Frykman, Maja
English abstract
This paper critiques migration scholars’ reliance on the ethnic group as a unit of analysis. It argues for the importance of approaching migration studies by examining non-ethnic forms of incorporation and transnational connection. Localities of departure and settlement, especially, as place has been theorized by scholars of neoliberal urban restructuring, proves to be an important entry point for an alternative approach to migration studies. To illustrate this non-ethnic approach to migrant settlement I draw on my exploratory ethnographic research of fundamentalist Christianity as an avenue of migrant local and transnational incorporation. The research was conducted in two small-scale cities, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA and Halle/Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.
Publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Malmö University
Host/Issue Willy Brandt Series of Working Papers in International Migration and Ethnic Relations;2/08
ISSN 1650-5743
Pages 44
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) ethnic group
unit of analysis
neoliberal restructuring
fundamentalist Christianity
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Ethnicity
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7491 (link to this page)

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