Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations
Many European countries have experienced increasing ethnically and culturally diversity due to international migration. These changes pose challenges for both the newcomers and established members of the local society. While migrants try to find their way in a new and sometimes hostile environment, host populations also have to adapt to migrants and the new religious and cultural diversity they bring with them. Migrants and host populations face the challenge of acceptance and adaptation in spite of initial resistance, possible social exclusion and explicit political rejection by part of the host population.
In this summer school, we discuss social scientific theories and empirical research on international migration, the socio-economic and cultural integration of immigrants and their children, and reactions of the host society. We use an interdisciplinary and analytical approach, drawing on theories and empirical research from sociology, psychology, political science, demography, and economics, among others. The two-week course covers a broad range of topics related to migration, integration, and ethnic relations, such as reasons for international migration, modes of immigrant adaptation and acculturation, national and ethnic identity, religion, stereotyping, discrimination, inequality, social networks, and inter-ethnic contact.
Özge Bilgili, Tobias Stark, Borja Martinovic, Fenella Fleischmann, Anouk Smeekes, Levi Adelman, Valentina di Stasio
B. self-study: reading materials
C. individual and group assignments
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