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Event: the 2013 Marie Jahoda Summer School on the issue “Migration and Inequality”.

Event: the 2013 Marie Jahoda Summer School on the issue “Migration and Inequality”.

Link:  www.soz.univie.ac.at/marie-jahoda-summer-school-2013/

Migration is a key challenge in contemporary societies. The magnitude of people who live and work abroad has never been as large as today, with migrants making crucial contributions to economic, social, cultural and political transformation in modern societies. This situation is a momentous challenge for the social sciences: The issues to be addressed include the causes, progress and consequences of migration; the relevance of (familial) networks as well as cultural, symbolic and economic capital for migrational processes; migrants’ living conditions; and the manifold and partially conflictual relationships between natives and immigrants. Moreover, spatial structures and processes of delimitation are paramount to international migration and are to be explored in terms of divergent political frameworks.

Attending to the subjects of migration and inequality, the Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology is pleased to invite dedicated PhD students to send in their applications. The work will focus on five core themes supervised by a high-ranking international faculty.

The Summer School will be hosted by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, and is funded by the University of Vienna.

A programme for the Summer school is available by clicking on the image below:

Symposium: The future of the multi-ethnic city The University of Manchester, May 29 2013

Symposium: The future of the multi-ethnic city
The University of Manchester, May 29 2013

Participants are invited to present empirical work on multi-ethnic cities for an interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Manchester. This will be followed by a guest lecture by Professor Caroline Knowles (Goldsmiths).

The city has been a focus of much celebrated work in the social sciences over the past few decades (Sassen 2001, Florida 2004, Amin & Thrift 2002). Much of this work has illuminated both the complex nature of the city as entity within the architecture of globalisation, as well as driver for the movement of people, goods and ideas that undergird the contemporary world moment. The eminence of the city has not been limited to the capitals of the developed North. The same dynamics have also enlisted sprawling urban centers of the South into the sensation of scholarly work on the city (Roy 2012). While the development and networked nature of world cities is marveled upon, cities in the UK such as Manchester and Birmingham – once at the centre of the industrial revolution in Britain – are undergoing a metamorphosis of their own; their inner cities resembling more the ruins of an era of past splendor than the picture of the future city. Cities such as these (as well as others in the US and across Europe) are constantly (re)negotiating legacies of immigration, industrial decline and resulting patterns of segregated ethnic settlement and changing economic and social arrangements; forged in a moment of deep cynicism toward the future, and suspicion of the Other. This interdisciplinary event will bring together scholars interested in race, ethnicity and the urban. It will address questions such as: What is the future of post-industrial cities in an era of renewed economic uncertainty and a creeping racialised politics of  citizenship? How can scholarly work engage with questions about the future of such cities and the engendering of new inequalities?

To submit an abstract or for further information:
Ajmal.hussain@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk or Bethan.harries@manchester.ac.uk

PhD students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

This event is free to attend.
Deadline for abstracts: 4 March 2013

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