By Sharam Alghasi, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Halleh Ghorashi, Sharam Alghasi, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Halleh Ghorashi

ISBN-10: 075467469X

ISBN-13: 9780754674696

ISBN-10: 0754695859

ISBN-13: 9780754695851

Mobility is turning into a key factor in social conception, with humans relocating among international locations on varied grounds and in varied methods no matter if as travelers, refugees, scholars, transitority employees, labour migrants or relations of previous migrants. during this atmosphere characterised through flux, minorities are frequently marked through their alleged tradition, that is then taken to account for his or her relative successes or mess ups in adapting to their host society; tradition additionally being invoked in bills of social difficulties comparable to crime, academic disasters and oppression of women.Explicity comparative in its strategy, ''Paradoxes of Cultural Recognition'' discusses relevant matters relating to multiculturalism in modern-day Europe, according to experiences of Norway and the Netherlands. Distinguishing essentially the 4 social fields of the media, schooling, the labour industry and concerns on the subject of gender, it offers empirical case stories, which provide beneficial insights into the character of majority/minority relationships, when elevating theoretical questions suitable for additional comparisons.With transparent comparisons of integration and immigration rules in Europe and engagement with the questions surrounding the necessity for extra culturally delicate rules, this quantity should be of curiosity to students and coverage makers alike.

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Mobility is changing into a key factor in social idea, with humans relocating among international locations on various grounds and in various methods even if as travelers, refugees, scholars, transitority staff, labour migrants or relatives of previous migrants. during this environment characterised by means of flux, minorities are frequently marked through their alleged tradition, that is then taken to account for his or her relative successes or disasters in adapting to their host society; tradition additionally being invoked in money owed of social difficulties corresponding to crime, academic disasters and oppression of ladies.

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Mobility is changing into a key factor in social concept, with humans relocating among international locations on diversified grounds and in diversified methods no matter if as travelers, refugees, scholars, transitority employees, labour migrants or kinfolk of past migrants. during this atmosphere characterised through flux, minorities are usually marked by means of their alleged tradition, that is then taken to account for his or her relative successes or mess ups in adapting to their host society; tradition additionally being invoked in debts of social difficulties comparable to crime, academic disasters and oppression of girls.

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In the UK, one small step in the right direction is that recently the criminal justice system has publicly admitted that institutional racism exists. The country has, however, shifted away from multiculturalism, preferring policies of integration and ‘integration and cohesion’. In Europe there is much rhetoric and concern for equality, but official data reveals there is ongoing inequality for many immigrant groups and sub-groups. Equality of access and outcomes and cultural recognition are the necessary building blocks of immigrant participation.

Assimilation usually refers to a process of complete absorption, through policies and programs of forced integration, based on the idea of a certain end-state where immigrants are fully absorbed into the norms and values of the receiving society (Brubaker 2003). Cultural recognition is anathema in this model. Today, policies geared towards ‘assimilation’ exist in France where the central idea is that immigrants become assimilated into the political community as French citizens. The French believe that through their Republican model of assimilation, they have the capacity for assimilating minorities into a dominant culture based on linguistic homogeneity and civic nationalism.

Sivanandan emphasizes that ‘it is only in combating racism that multiculturalism becomes progressive. The fight for multiculturalism and the fight against racism go hand-in [hand] … ’ (Sivanandan 2006). Ultimately, systemic racism creates ongoing alienation and undermines the possibility of community solidarity or cohesion. Conclusion Over the past 15 years a general crisis of confidence has developed concerning immigrants and immigration within Europe. Both in policy and public discourses there has been a reaction to the numbers of arrivals (including concern about economic migrants versus asylum seekers), the diversity of groups, the cultural and religious composition of immigrant groups, the models of immigrant inclusion adopted by the state, and there is much concern about immigrant integration into receiving societies.

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