European Encounters: Migrants, Migration, and European Societies Since 1945
Karen Schönwälder, Rainer Ohliger, Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos
Ashgate, 2003 - Social Science - 321 pages
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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