Seminar Series Michaelmas 2010

Interrogating Integration: Discourses, Policies and Everyday Practices

Thursdays 14.00 - 15.30
Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford

Convened by: Ben Gidley, Nando Sigona, and Mette Louise Berg

“Integration” is a term that is used in many different places and contexts and is increasingly prominent within public debates about migration in the UK and elsewhere in the West. ‘Integration’ remains vague in definition, which is perhaps one reason it can be useful in many varying contexts. Is it a new assimilationism, a reactionary retreat from multiculturalism, or a progressive, dynamic model for thinking about diversity? How does it relate to cohesion, to transnationalism and to cosmopolitanism? Can – and should – it be measured and monitored? How is it framed in relation to the different scales of governance and belonging, from the neighbourhood to the “super-diverse” city to the nation-state? This seminar series brings together scholars working ethnographically on everyday practices of integration with scholars working on the production, reproduction and contestation of integration discourse.

Seminars

14 October

The national integration paradigm: where are we now?

Adrian Favell, Aarhus University, Denmark

21 October

Gender and interventions in integration

Eleonore Kofman, Middlesex University

28 October

Numbers and Needs – the urban and the rural: Immigrant settlement in Shropshire and Tower Hamlets

Anne Kershen, Queen Mary University, London

04 November

Class, Nation and 'Race'. Migrants, Hegemony and the Cultural Politics of the State

Davide Pero, University of Notthingham

11 November

Immigrant Integration and Human Rights: Lessons from the US-Mexico Border

Neil Harvey, New Mexico State University

18 November

Making Brick Lane: pasts, presents, futures

Claire Alexander, London School of Economics and Political Science

25 November

The Janus face of integration and diversity discourses and strategies

Floya Anthias, Roehampton University

02 December

'Integration' as Illiberal Exceptionalism in Migration Law: The Role of the European Union

Sergio Carrera, Centre for European Policy Studies

Refugees and the Economy

Michaelmas Term 2017

Talking Oxford

Trinity Term 2017

Migration Research – where next?

Michaelmas Term 2016

Wellbeing and Migration in the UK

Michaelmas Term 2015

Arrival Cities

Michaelmas term 2014

Borders of the welfare state

Trinity term 2014

Boundaries of Freedom

Hilary term 2014

Rethinking Migration

Trinity term 2013

Migration Journeys

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2012

Everyday multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity 2012

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2009

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2009

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2008

Migration and Cultural Production

Migration and Cultural Production

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2008

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2008

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2007

Perspectives on African Migration

Perspectives on African Migration

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2007

States and Emigrants

States and Emigrants

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2006

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2005

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2005

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2005