of our investigation, we argue that, in culturally and linguistically diverse groups in particular, a barrier-free, appealing environment can positively affect well-being, participation and learning outcomes. By ‘barrier-free’, we mean first of all
Creating multi-sensory learning environments
Sabine Krajewski and Matthew Khoury
Karen Schönwälder and Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos
This article probes the consequences of Germany's 1999 citizenship reform as it pertains to the incorporation of immigrants. We maintain that the law's principled rejection of dual citizenship and related stipulation that children born into German nationality via the law's revolutionary jus soli provision choose between their German citizenship or that of their non-German parents between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three is unfair, potentially unconstitutional, and likely unworkable in administrative terms. We also argue that the decline in naturalization rates in Germany since 2000 is due to a combination of legal, administrative, and symbolic barriers in the law, as well as a lack of incentives for naturalization for immigrants from European Union member states and other rich industrialized countries. We believe that progress in the area of incorporation will require a shift in outlooks on the part of German political elites, such that immigrants are seen as potential members of a diverse community of free and equal citizens rather than untrustworthy and threatening outsiders.
Human mobility and building inclusive societies
Watching Politics of Race at the Ballpark
Thomas D. Bunting
Drawing on recent literature on political spectatorship, I show how sport, and baseball in particular, can both illuminate and shape American politics. Following the history of racial segregation and immigrant assimilation in baseball, one sees that it mirrors American race politics on the whole. I argue that Jackie Robinson and the desegregation of baseball changed both American politics and the horizons within which citizens think. Although it is tempting to focus on this positive and emergent moment, I argue that for the most part, looking at the history of race in baseball shows instead coded language that reinforces racial stereotypes. This example of baseball and race shows how powerful spectatorship can be in the democratic world. Spectatorship need not be passive but can be an important sphere of activity in democratic life.
Emma Terama, Juha Peltomaa, Catarina Rolim, and Patrícia Baptista
transition is needed. However, it is in the real world system implementation and operation that the main challenges arise at present, namely because of operational and user acceptance barriers. At this stage, a wide range of supporting measures are possible
Current Issues and Developments in Northern Ireland
that although language debates continue to be encased in questions of identity, many individuals, despite the rhetoric of political parties, are crossing linguistic barriers and challenging the perspective that certain languages ‘belong’ to certain
Are Helplines Useful?
Communication technologies such as social and mobile media are considered useful in contributing to breaking down barriers of access to mainstream media platforms such as TV, radio, and newspapers, thereby increasing social and political
Mette Louise Berg, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Johanna Waters
team, 2020 has brought significant barriers. We have feared for the safety of our loved ones; grieved unbearable losses, often from afar; faced different forms of containment; and sought to, somehow, find the time and energy to care for our loved ones
Activist Girl of Early Twentieth Century Japan
married name, Kondō Magara. I begin with background on both Magara and the Red Wave Society before examining some of the barriers that discouraged and continue to discourage girls and women from involvement in activist campaigns. I focus, as mentioned
Cuddle Curtains and Desires for Detached Relationality in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Andreas Streinzer, Almut Poppinga, Carolin Zieringer, Anna Wanka, and Georg Marx
: touch without the troubling risk of contracting the virus. It is this artefact that we examine here by contrasting it with other similar ‘things’, namely barriers to fluids and viruses in sex work. Viral Entanglements, the Cuddle Curtain and