This article highlights issues of Othering and linguicism and identifies the challenges of undoing taboos of race and racism in popular and academic discourses in Germany. We discuss the prospect of introducing critical race theory to expose these issues that we see as especially urgent, as Germany remains host to very large numbers of international migrants. A monolingual and monocultural idea of Germany does not befit this country of immigration in the twenty-first century.
Liesa Rühlmann and Sarah McMonagle
Montserratian Migrants' Experiences of Global Processes in British Methodism
Migrants to Europe often perceive themselves as entering a secular society that threatens their religious identities and practices. Whilst some sociological models present their responses in terms of cultural defence, ethnographic analysis reveals a more complex picture of interaction with local contexts. This essay draws upon ethnographic research to explore a relatively neglected situation in migration studies, namely the interactions between distinct migration cohorts - in this case, from the Caribbean island of Montserrat, as examined through their experiences in London Methodist churches. It employs the ideas of Weber and Bourdieu to view these migrants as 'religious carriers', as collective and individual embodiments of religious dispositions and of those socio-cultural processes through which their religion is reproduced. Whilst the strategies of the cohort migrating after the Second World War were restricted through their marginalised social status and experience of racism, the recent cohort of evacuees fleeing volcanic eruptions has had greater scope for strategies which combat secularisation and fading Methodist identity.
This article elaborates on the connection between hygiene/cleanliness and the bureaucratic control of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. It discusses the role of stigmatisation in constructing immigrants' perceived backwardness and weakness, which necessitate guidance. The analysis also demonstrates the patronisation of immigrant women through inspection of their tidiness as mothers and housewives. The case of the Ethiopian immigrants, who began arriving in Israel at the beginning of the 1980s and still immigrate, will be used to suggest that the bureaucratic regulation of immigrants, rather than racism or cultural differentials, is behind the integration process. Moreover, the similarities between the absorption practices applied towards immigrants from Ethiopia and those from Muslim countries in the 1950s will be discussed in terms of the bureaucratic patronage over immigrants in Israel.
Muslim Youth Challenge Nativist and Closed Notions of Austrian Identity
youth before 9/11. Third, it not only discusses identity as a struggle for Muslim youth, as a challenge created by external factors such as the War on Terror and anti-Muslim racism, but turns the argument around and suggests that Muslim youths challenge
Manijeh Nasrabadi, Maryam Aras, Alexander Djumaev, Sina Zekavat, Mary Elaine Hegland, Rosa Holman, and Amina Tawasil
‘America’s last taboo’. It situates the Israeli occupation of Palestine at the centre of a sweeping, yet nuanced, analysis of post–Second World War contestations over the meaning and practice of anti-racism and anti-colonialism. This book also addresses the
Reflections on the Sustainability of the Field
referred to a theoretical study ‘that classified and generalized the results of a strictly descriptive ethnography’ ( Gingrich 2005: 87 ), while the term ‘anthropology’ ( Anthropologie ) carries associations of racism, genocide, and evolutionist physical
An Encounter of Personal Biographies with Europe’s Journey
Marcos Farias Ferreira
democratic political culture is not self-determination, or from Balibar and Wallerstein in underlining that nationalisms promote forms of racism and sexism by transferring the past cultural and economic exclusions to actualised contexts. As Martin Matuštik
Publications, Films and Conferences
Roxanne Varzi, Fadi A. Bardawil, Soheila Shahshahani, and Konstantina Isidoros
been conducting on nationalism, racism and colonialism for around three decades now. The book is divided into four parts. The first part explores how trends that characterised Zionist Israel, White South Africa and Christian Lebanon in the twentieth
Frida Hastrup and Marianne Elisabeth Lien
2013 ; Keskinen et al. 2016 ). However, for all the forced assimilation and racism historically endured by some people in the north, to be indigenous is also to be a legal citizen of well-functioning states. As mentioned, this is also the case for
Refugees, Resentment and the Clash of Solidarities
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