Coverart for item
The Resource Paths of Integration : Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004), (electronic book)

Paths of Integration : Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004), (electronic book)

Label
Paths of Integration : Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004)
Title
Paths of Integration
Title remainder
Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004)
Contributor
Subject
Summary
  • Why do some migrants integrate quickly, while others become long-term minorities? What is the role of the state in the settlement process? To what extent are experiences in the past different from the present? Are the recent migrants really integrating in another way than those in the past? Is Islam indeed an obstacle to integration? These are some of the burning questions, which dominate the current politicized debate on immigration in Western Europe. In this book, leading historians and social scientists analyze and compare a variety of settlement processes in past and present migration to Western Europe. Identifying general factors in the process of adaptation of new immigrants, the contributors trace social changes effected by recent European immigration, and the parallels with the great American migration of the 1880s-1920s. The history of migration to Western Europe and the way these migrants found their place in the receiving societies, is not only essential to understand the way nations deal with newcomers in the present, but also constitutes a highly interesting laboratory for different paths of integration now and then. By analyzing and comparing a wealth of settlement processes both in the past and in the present this book is both a bold interdisciplinary endeavor, and at the same time the first attempt to identify general factors underlying the way migrants adapt to their new surroundings, as well as how societies change under the influence of immigration. The chapters in the book both look at specific groups in various periods, but also analyses the structure of the state, churches unions and other important organized actors in Western European nation states. Moreover, the results are embedded in the more theoretical American literature on the comparison of old and new migrants. All chapters have an explicit comparative perspective, either by comparing different groups or different periods, whereas the general conclusion ties together the various outcomes in a systematic way, highlighting the main answers to the central questions about the various outcomes of settlement processes
  • De laatste jaren worden vragen gesteld bij het integratieproces van migranten. Nieuwkomers zouden tegenwoordig 'slechter' en 'langzamer' integreren dan in het verleden. Het besef dat West-Europa altijd al immigratie heeft gekend is nauwelijks doorgedrongen tot politici en sociale wetenschappers. Bijgevolg ontbreekt - anders dan in de VS - een discussie over verschillen en overeenkomsten tussen vroegere en hedendaagse integratieprocessen. In Paths of Integration vergelijken gerenommeerde onderzoekers integratieprocessen in het heden en het verleden en sluiten daarmee aan bij het recente Amerikaanse debat tussen historici, sociologen, antropologen en politieke wetenschappers. Verder identificeren de auteurs de factoren die ten grondslag liggen aan het integratieproces van migranten en de maatschappelijke veranderingen ten gevolge van migratie. De verschillende hoofdstukken richten zich op specifieke migrantengroepen in verschillende perioden (zoals Italianen en Algerijnen in Frankrijk, Polen in Duitsland, moslims in Nederland en Caraïbische migranten in Frankrijk en het Verenigd Koninkrijk) en bieden een analyse van de staatsstructuur, kerkgenootschappen en andere belangrijke organisaties en instituties in de westerse natiestaten. Ondanks de huidige opvatting dat migranten tegenwoordig minder snel zouden integreren, laten de auteurs overtuigend zien dat er meer overeenkomsten dan verschillen zijn tussen vroeger en nu dan doorgaans wordt gedacht. Tegelijkertijd identificeren zij in de conclusie van het boek een aantal belangrijke ontwikkelingen in de moderne tijd, die het integratieproces compliceren
  • Subject term: Mathematics and science
  • Subject term: Science: general issues
  • Subject term: Popular science
  • Subject term: Wetenschap algemeen
LC call number
D1056
LC item number
.P38 2006eb
Literary form
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lucassen, Leo
  • Feldman, David
  • Oltmer, Jochen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Europe, Western
  • Europe, Western
  • Western Europe
Label
Paths of Integration : Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004), (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
340175
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 electronic resource (343 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789053568835
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified
Label
Paths of Integration : Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004), (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
340175
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 electronic resource (343 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789053568835
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...