Locating Migration: Rescaling Cities and Migrants

Locating Migration: Rescaling Cities and Migrants

By: Ayse Caglar (editor), Nina Glick Schiller (editor)Paperback

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In this book Nina Glick Schiller and Ayse Caglar, along with a stellar group of contributing authors, examine the relationship between migrants and cities in a time of massive urban restructuring. They find that locality matters in migration research and migrants matter in the reconfiguration of contemporary cities. This book provides a new approach to the study of migrant settlement and transnational connection in which cities rather than nation-states, ethnic groups, or transnational communities serve as the starting point for comparative analysis. Neither negating nor privileging the nation-state, Locating Migration provides ethnographic insights into the various ways in which migrants and specific cities together mutually constitute and contest the local, national, and global. Cities are approached not as containers but as fluid and historically differentiated analytical entry points. Chapters explore migrants' relationship to the neoliberal rebranding, redevelopment, and rescaling of down-and-out, aspiring, and global cities in the United States and Europe. The various chapters document the pathways of incorporation and transnational connection of migrants from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Migrants are approached not as a homogenous category but in terms of their range of experiences of class, racialization, gender, history, politics, and religion. Setting aside the migrant/native divide that haunts most migration studies, the authors of this book view migrants as residents of cities and actors within them, understanding that to be a resident of a city is to live within, contribute to, and contest globe-spanning processes that shape urban economy, politics, and culture. Contributors: Neil Brenner, New York University; Caroline B. Brettell, Southern Methodist University; Ayse Caglar, Central European University and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen; Bela Feldman-Bianco, State University of Campinas; Nina Glick Schiller, University of Manchester; Judith Goode, Temple University; Bruno Riccio, University of Bologna; Ruba Salih, University of Exeter; Monika Salzbrunn, Lausanne University and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sceinces Sociales, Paris; Michael Samers, University of Kentucky; Gunther Schlee, Max Planck Institute for the Social Anthropology, Halle; Rijk van Dijk, Leiden University


1. Introduction: Migrants and Cities by Ayse Caglar and Nina Glick Schiller Part I: Migration and Cities: Reframing the Topic 2. The Urban Question and the Scale Question: Some Conceptual Clarifications by Neil Brenner 3. The Socioterritoriality of Cities: A Framework for Understanding the Incorporation of Migrants in Urban Labor Markets by Michael Samers 4. Locality and Globality: Building a Comparative Analytical Framework in Migration and Urban Studies by Nina Glick Schiller and Ayse Caglar Part II: Migrants as Scale Makers: Rescaling Urban Neighborhoods, Cities, and Their Regions 5. Scalar Positioning and Immigrant Organizations: Asian Indians and the Dynamics of Place by Caroline B. Brettell 6. Cities and the Social Construction of Hot Spots: Rescaling, Ghanaian Migrants, and the Fragmentation of Urban Spaces by Rijk van Dijk 7. Transnational Migration and Rescaling Processes: The Incorporation of Migrant Labor by Ruba Salih and Bruno Riccio 8. The Campaign for New Immigrants in Urban Regeneration: Imagining Possibilities and Confronting Realities by Judith Goode 9. Rescaling Processes in Two "Global" Cities: Festive Events as Pathways of Migrant Incorporation by Monika Salzbrunn 10. Downscaled Cities and Migrant Pathways: Locality and Agency without an Ethnic Lens by Nina Glick Schiller and Ayse Caglar 11. Remaking Locality: Uneven Globalization and Transmigrants' Unequal Incorporation by Bela Feldman-Bianco 12. Afterword: An Ethnographic View of Size, Scale, and Locality by Gunther Schlee Bibliography Biographical Notes Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780801476877
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780801476877
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0801476879

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