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ToC: Eur Sociol Rev Table of Contents for June 2013; Vol. 29, No. 3

The latest Table of Contents alert for the European Sociological Review has just been published by Oxford Journals.  A selection of articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, (June 2013) are included below:

Immigration and Perceived Ethnic Threat: Cultural Capital and Economic Explanations
Katerina Manevska and Peter Achterberg
Eur Sociol Rev 2013 29: 437-449
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Cultural Capital Does Not Travel Well: Immigrants, Natives and Achievement in Israeli Schools
Liliya Leopold and Yossi Shavit
Eur Sociol Rev 2013 29: 450-463
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Occupational Attainment Among Children of Immigrants in Norway: Bottlenecks into Employment––Equal Access to Advantaged Positions?Are Skeie Hermansen
Eur Sociol Rev 2013 29: 517-534
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Does the Type of Rights Matter? Comparison of Attitudes Toward the Allocation of Political Versus Social Rights to Labour Migrants in Israel
Anastasia Gorodzeisky
Eur Sociol Rev 2013 29: 630-641
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ToC: Journal of Refugee Studies Table of Contents for June 2013; Vol. 26, No. 2

Oxford Journals has now published the latest Table of Contents alert for the Journal of Refugee Studies.  Further details on the articles included in Vol. 26, No. 2, (June 2013) are detailed below:


‘We Are Not Here to Claim Better Services Than Any Other’: Social Exclusion among Men from Refugee Backgrounds in Urban and Regional Australia
Ignacio Correa-Velez, Ramon Spaaij, and Susan Upham
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 163-186
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The Housing Resettlement Experience of Refugee Immigrants to Australia
James Forrest, Kerstin Hermes, Ron Johnston, and Michael Poulsen
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 187-206
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Unpacking the Micro–Macro Nexus: Narratives of Suffering and Hope among Refugees from Burma Recently Settled in Australia
Mark Brough, Robert Schweitzer, Jane Shakespeare-Finch, Lyn Vromans, and Julie King
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 207-225
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‘It was the Most Beautiful Country I have Ever Seen’: The Role of Somali Narratives in Adapting to a New Country
Robyn Ramsden and Damien Ridge
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 226-246
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Safeguarding a Child Perspective in Asylum Reception: Dilemmas of Children’s Case Workers in Sweden
Lisa Ottosson, Marita Eastmond, and Isabell Schierenbeck
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 247-264
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Repatriation and Integration of Liberian Refugees from Ghana: the Importance of Personal Networks in the Country of Origin
Naohiko Omata
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 265-282
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Remaining Internally Displaced: Missing Links to Security in Northern Uganda
Susan Reynolds Whyte, Sulayman Mpisi Babiiha, Rebecca Mukyala, and Lotte Meinert
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 283-301
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Review Article

Making States, Making Refugees: A Review of Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East
Philip Marfleet
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 302-309
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Book Reviews

Elsewhere, Within Here: Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event. By Trinh T. Minh-ha.
Delila Omerbašić
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 310-311
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Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law. By Jane McAdam.
Calum T. M. Nicholson
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 311-313
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Migration and Mental Health. Edited by Dinesh Bhugra and Susham Gupta.
Emily H. Becher
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 313-314
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Transitional Justice and Displacement. Edited by Roger Duthie.
Kirsten McConnachie
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 314-316
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Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora. By Daniel Kanstroom.
Susanna Snyder
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 316-318
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Access to Asylum: International Refugee Law and the Globalization of Migration Control. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen.
Violeta Moreno-Lax
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 318-319
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Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders. By Peter Redfield.
Tom Scott-Smith
Journal of Refugee Studies 2013 26: 319-321
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Resource: FMR 43 now online – States of fragility

Forced Migration Review issue 43 ‘States of fragility’ is now online at www.fmreview.org/fragilestates

071e7-fmr43coverMany states fail in their responsibilities to their citizens but those states which are fragile, failed or weak are particularly liable to render their citizens vulnerable. This latest issue of FMR includes 24 articles on fragile states and displacement, going behind the definitions, typologies and indicators to explore some of the concepts and realities, looking at a variety of cases and discussing some of the humanitarian and development responses.

In addition this issue contains eight further ‘general articles’ on other aspects of displacement.

The full list of contents, with web links, is given at the end of this email.

FMR 43 will be available online and in print in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

An expanded contents listing for this issue – FMR43 Listing – is available at www.fmreview.org/fragilestates/FMR43listing.pdf

If you do NOT usually receive a print copy and would like to receive a copy of FMR 43 or FMR43 Listing for your organisation, or multiple copies for distribution to partners and policy/decision makers or for use at conferences or workshops, please contact the Editors.

New! FMR is now A5 size: lighter to carry, easier to read on mobile devices and cheaper to post. We do hope you will like the new sized FMR and find it easy to read and use.

We would like to thank Alex Betts for his assistance as special advisor on this issue. We are also very grateful to the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the UNDP Evaluation Office for their funding support for this issue, and to all our current institutional donors, including those who generously provide unearmarked funding for FMR. Thanks also to those individual readers who have donated to support FMR.

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Second CfP “Challenging stereotypes of crisis and internal migration in the European Union” – 10th Annual IMISCOE Conference: Malmö, Sweden, 25-27 August 2013

Call for papers

Workshop “Challenging stereotypes of crisis and internal migration in the European Union”

10th Annual IMISCOE Conference: Crisis and Migration – Perceptions, Challenges and Consequences

Malmö, Sweden, 25-27 August 2013

Over the last decades, the European migratory landscape has radically changed: from receiving – and rejecting – numerous third-country nationals who looked for new opportunities in EU countries, to intense internal migration embodied by EU citizens themselves. The 2008 financial downturn and its aftermath may have partly influenced the transformation of the map of intra-EU mobilities. As Southern European countries continue to struggle to overcome Euro crises and increasing unemployment rates, internal European migration has become an option for many Southern European citizens (both European born and third-country born who have acquired citizenship).

This context proves the need to question widespread stereotypes about crisis and internal migration and implies a twofold process. Firstly, to define crisis beyond the economic, considering also its political, cultural and psychological consequences. Secondly, to reflect on multiple migratory scenarios within the EU, defined by different directions – North-South, East-West – and motivations  – pre-post crisis –  which  have led EU citizens to start experiencing ‘traditional’ immigration problems (e.g. initial settlement, language barriers and job discrimination).

This workshop aims to outline the emerging picture of primary and secondary intra-EU migrations through the prism of the 2008 financial downturn and its political, technological and socio-economic consequences. We invite submissions of abstracts that deal with these issues from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives and multiple methods research, particularly encouraging empirical based papers. Some of the questions we would like to explore are:

–  How can we conceptualise different profiles of intra-European migrants in terms of skill level, place of birth, temporality, etc.?

–  How do intersectional variables of class, ethnicity, gender, nationality and educational level affect the experiences of mobility within Europe?

–  How do EU Member States shape different public discourses to represent intra-European migration?

–  What role does connectivity based on technologies of communication and information play in the experiences of new migrants?

Workshop Convenors: Dr Adela Ros and Cecilia Gordano (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and Dr Rosa Mas Giralt (University of Leeds).

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to mgordano@uoc.edu by 7th June, 2013. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by 25th June.

The full Call for Papers for this workshop can be found at the conference website: http://tinyurl.com/Crisis-and-EU-Migration

For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.imiscoeconferences.org/

IMISCOE is an international network of research focused on migration.


Re-blog: Charity, Racism and War | Voluntary Action History Society

Since the Woolwich murder, there have been worrying scenes and disturbances as the English Defence League has sought to become associated with Help the Heroes. Such political difficulties and controversies are nothing new to the voluntary sector. Offering some historical perspective, Peter Grant takes a look back to the activities of the Anti-German League during the First World War.

The horrific death of Drummer Lee Rigby has triggered a particularly unfortunate backlash from certain elements in British Society.  Predictably the English Defence League have attempted to exploit the situation but their attempt to ally themselves to the Help for Heroes charity has been firmly rejected.

The circumstances have reminded me of the responses 100 years ago to German ‘atrocities’ during the First World War. The execution of Edith Cavell and, especially, the sinking of the Lusitania, 98 years ago this week, led to some violent anti-German demonstrations, notably in Liverpool, Manchester and the East End of London. German-owned or even German-sounding shops were attacked and looted. Though lasting several days and leading to further government restrictions on ‘aliens’ including increased internment the Lusitania riots were perhaps untypical. Nevertheless a number of more right-wing elements attempted to further exploit this anti-German feeling. Two ‘Anti-German Leagues’ were established in order to combat what one of them described as ‘Teutonic leprosy.’

The more ‘respectable’ version was the British Anti-German League based in Birmingham. A number of their supporters including Admiral Charles Beresford, Dr Ellis Powell (editor of the Financial News), Joseph Havelock Wilson (sometime Liberal MP and founder of the National Amalgamated Sailors’ and Firemen’s Union) and the future Conservative Home Secretary, William Joynson-Hicks later began the British Empire Union, which was one of the bodies that later metamorphosed into the British Union of Fascists so it would be interesting to see how its supporters later reconciled support for Hitler with their earlier anti-Germanic pronouncements.

Full article via Charity, Racism and War | Voluntary Action History Society.

Re-blog: Feature: New Research on Save the Children | Voluntary Action History Society

After winning the Economic History Society Bursary to attend our summer conference, Emily Baughan writes for our June feature on The Save the Children Fund, the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child and a Charter for Stateless Children, 1919-1940.

I am very grateful to the Voluntary Action History Society and the Economic History Society for a bursary which enables me to present my research at their upcoming conference in Huddersfield. My PhD. project, which draws on archives in Britain, Geneva, the U.S., Canada, and South Africa, examines the principles and practices of the international ‘child saving’ movement in the interwar period. It charts the growth of the movement from its inception as an act of protest against the ‘unfair peace’ of the Versailles Treaty, through famine and refugee relief in 1920s Europe, to early development projects in Africa in the 1930s, and finally to controversial relief efforts for Spanish and German children in the turbulent period prior to the Second World War. I focus in particular on the largest ‘child saving’ organizations of the era, the British Save the Children Fund and its Geneva-based partner, the Union Internationale de Secours aux Enfants.

The 1924 Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child is the best-remembered aspect of the interwar work of the Save the Children Fund (SCF) and the Union Internationale. Proclaiming the right of children to education, welfare and ‘moral and spiritual’ development irrespective of their race, nationality and creed, it has been typically been viewed as an early manifestation of the universalist sentiment that later underpinned the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. My paper at the VAHS conference will offer a reinterpretation of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by reading it alongside a proposed charter for child refugees also promoted by the SCF. In doing so, my paper will place international and national voluntary action within the same analytical frame, revealing how fund members’ prior work in British domestic and imperial philanthropy shaped their international humanitarianism.

The SCF had been working with Russian refugees in Eastern Europe since 1920, but had a difficult time raising funds for them: “they all look too cheerful” complained one relief worker. In 1921, they received a novel offer from the Czech foreign minister, who asked the Fund to remove two thousand Russian refugee children from their parents in Constantinople, and send them to Czechoslovakia where they would be housed, fed and educated at the expense of the state. This proposal was undergirded both by fears about the ‘weakness’ of the Czech population, and the strength of the Communist threat from the east. It was believed that these children would grow up to be strong Czech citizens, helping the young nation ward off the external Bolshevik threat.

Full article via Feature: New Research on Save the Children | Voluntary Action History Society.

Bengali reflections on the Seventies: “We thought the racism was a natural phenomenon.”

Trial by Jeory

As a slight departure from the usual fare on this blog, I thought it would interesting and useful, particularly in the current climate both in the UK and Bangladesh, to publish a series of pieces profiling some of the Bengalis who arrived and struggled here in the Seventies.

You’ll see how remarkably resilient they were in the face of economic poverty and overt, violent racism. For once, I’m hoping that the EDL reads some of these pieces: even they might admire these true British heroes.

All the articles are taken from the Swadhinata Trust, which describes itself on its website thus:

The Swadhinata Trust is a London based secular Bengali heritage group that works to promote Bengali history and heritage amongst young people.

The Swadhinata Trust has been operating since November 2000, offering seminars, workshops, exhibitions and educational literature to young people in schools, colleges, youth clubs and community…

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