Special Issue "Society and Immigration: Reducing Inequalities"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2023 | Viewed by 340
Interests: international migration; border regions; comparative studies; mixed methods; health disparities; social movements
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Internal and international migration often results from inequalities in resources and opportunities across geographic regions. The newly arrived are often stigmatized, disadvantaged, and discriminated against, and these effects often vary depending on positionality. Immigrant inclusion and the feeling of belonging are beneficial for both the locals and the recently arrived, yet different places succeed to different degrees. How much do national and international inequality fuel migration and subsequent inequality in immigrant-receiving countries and towns? How do the legacies of colonialism, annexation, and war affect population moves and their exclusion in the places where they relocate? How do border walls, patrolling at land and sea, and state-actor violence contribute to the politics of exclusion? What processes create durable inequalities between immigrants and non-immigrants, and which do not? How does the racial and religious framing of groups of immigrants affect their welcome and integration? How can we decrease categorical inequalities in cities and small towns? What are some of the gains and obstacles of the immigrant rights movement? How can activists and politicians guarantee immigrant rights? Empirical studies showing the real effects of economic and forced immigration; the decrease of avenues to ask for asylum; and the effects of COVID-19 on migration, inequality, and economic growth are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Ernesto Castañeda
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- family separation
- unequal development