Integration is a key challenge facing modern society today. Integration and Resistance offers a new theoretical perspective for considering integration. By focusing on international immigrants and their organisations from a wider perspective the author demonstrates that the threat to social integration does not lie with the immigrants themselves but with global capital and the state. By analysis of data collected in Spain and Portugal the book breaks new ground in providing information on processes occurring in intermediate-capitalist countries that share some aspects of economic development, social and migration features with Northern Europe and America whilst also sharing other features such as the economic dependence of more impoverished countries.
Dr Ricard Moren-Alegret. Researcher and Lecturer of the Geography Department at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Associate Researcher of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations at Warwick University. PhD in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, and MPhil in Human Geography, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Researcher in diverse areas of Migration Studies, including social integration, organisations, labour dynamics, government policies, and business influence.
Contents: Introduction: mapping this book in a few words; The complexity of integration; State, integration, class and international migration; Social movements, integration and international migration; Iberian urban areas; Foreign immigration? and government in Spain and Portugal; Organizations and foreign immigration? in Barcelona; Organizations and foreign immigration? in Lisbon; Conclusions; Appendices; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.