European Encounters: Migrants, Migration, and European Societies Since 1945

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Karen Schönwälder, Rainer Ohliger, Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos
Ashgate, 2003 - Social Science - 321 pages
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This title reminds us of Europe's multi-facetted history of expulsions, flight, and labour migration and the extent to which European history since 1945 is a history of migration. While immigration and ethnic plurality have often been divisive issues, encounters between Europeans and newcomers have also played an important part in the development of a European identity. The authors analyse questions of individual and collective identities, political responses to migration, and the way in which migrants and migratory movements have been represented, both by migrants themselves and their respective host societies. The book's multi-disciplinary and international approach brings together experts from several fields including history, sociology, anthropology and political science. It should serve as an invaluable tool for students of contemporary European history, migration, and ethnic identities.

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Pertti Ahonen is a lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Sheffield Isa Blumi is a PhD candidate in the Department of History, New York University Esra Erdem is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Umut Erel has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Nottingham Trent University Andrea Klimt is a member of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and Centre for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Eleonore Kofman is Professor of Human Geography in the Department of International Studies, Nottingham Trent University Hill Kulu is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Geography, University of Tartu, Estonia Volodymyr Kulyk is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv Monika Mattes is a PhD candidate at the Technical University, Berlin and a board member of the Network Migration in Europe Rainer Ohliger is a researcher in the Department of Social Science, Humboldt University, Berlin and board member of the Network Migration in Europe Anne von Oswald received a PhD from the Freie Universitat, Berlin. She is a freelance historian and works on migration and modern Italian history. She is also a board member of the Network Migration in Europe Karen Schonwalder is a social scientist and a Privatdozentin at Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen. She is also a member of the Network Migration in Europe Damir Skenderovic is a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies, New York University and Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Barbara Sonnenberger is a historian in Marburg. She received a PhD from Philipps-Universitat Marburg and now works as a school teacher Laure Teulieres is a historian and member of the Laboratoire DIASPORAS, Universite de Toulouse Hallvard Tjelmeland is a professor of contemporary history at the University of Tromso, Norway Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, New School for Social Research, New York Catalin Turliuc is Senior Researcher at the Romanian Academy, A.D. Xenopol Institute of History, Iasi, and Associate Professor at Petre Andrei University, Iasi, where he is also Chairman of the International Relations Department Wim Willems is affiliated with the Center for the History of Migration at the University of Amsterdam

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