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Journal Cover Migration Studies
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     ISSN (Print) 2049-5838 - ISSN (Online) 2049-5846
     Published by Oxford University Press (OUP) Homepage  [310 journals]
  • Migration Studies Volume 2 * Number 1 * March 2014 - Front Cover
    • Pages: i1 - i1
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu009|hwp:master-id:migration;mnu009
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Editorial Board
    • Pages: i2 - i2
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu005|hwp:master-id:migration;mnu005
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Subscriptions
    • Pages: i3 - i3
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu013|hwp:master-id:migration;mnu013
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Migration Studies - Back Cover
    • Pages: i4 - i4
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu001|hwp:master-id:migration;mnu001
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Migration Studies Volume 2 Number 1 March 2014 - Table of Content
    • Pages: i5 - i5
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu017|hwp:master-id:migration;mnu017
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Beyond methodological nationalism in insider research with migrants
    • Authors: Nowicka, M; Cieslik, A.
      Pages: 1 - 15
      Abstract: This article outlines the key challenges that face those researchers who study migrants and are migrants themselves. We discuss how critics of methodological nationalism have proposed a new research programme in migration studies, which centres on a critique of the naturalization of nation and ethnicity, and the insufficient consideration of territoriality. This literature is put in conversation with studies on ‘insider research’, which offer similar suggestions for the epistemology and methodology of migration studies. We suggest that these two streams of debate can be enriched by adopting Ulrich Beck’s concept of ‘categorical consonance’. Finally, we discuss how, by a mean of comparison between different research sites and groups, the researchers dismiss categories of commonality that are grounded in methodological nationalism.
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:19-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt024|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt024
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Deep situationality: Interstitial spaces and limits of identity in
           ethnographies of politics of immigrant integration
    • Authors: Matejskova; T.
      Pages: 16 - 35
      Abstract: This article seeks to extend scholarship rethinking insiderness in qualitative research through an examination of the shifting terrain of the constitution of insides in an ethnographic research on everyday politics of integration and belonging in eastern Berlin. I reflect here on my experiences as a Slovak national with immigration experience, a nominal outsider to both the country of research, Germany, and its immigrant subjects, the post-Soviet Russian-speaking migrants. Focusing on the production of time-spaces of proximity as a deeply situational process, I stress in particular the unexpected bases for convergence with particular subjects. I argue here that the omission of the more elusive experiential and emotional aspects of relationality at the expense of dominant categories of identity, however intersectionally conceived, produces an impoverished conception of insiderness. The second focus of the article is on the complexities of research on immigrant integration that involves parties/constituencies with structurally varying stakes in the broader politics of integration. Here I highlight the dangers and the dilemmas of an immigrant researcher herself being put into a position of Honig’s (2001) ‘immigrant super-citizen’ in such a research.
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:19-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt028|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt028
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Beyond the insider-outsider divide in migration research
    • Authors: Carling, J; Erdal, M. B, Ezzati, R.
      Pages: 36 - 54
      Abstract: This article engages critically with the insider–outsider divide in research with migrants and advocates a more nuanced and dynamic approach to positionality. In migration research, the insider–outsider divide typically assumes a specific form: an insider researcher is a member of the migrant group under study, whereas an outsider researcher is a member of the majority population in the country of settlement. This divide is a discursive reality that researchers must relate to, regardless of its analytical merits. Our analysis builds on the authors’ experiences in twelve different fieldwork situations, where research was often conducted from hybrid positions that did not fit the archetypal insider–outsider divide. First, we discuss the relational construction of insider–outsider divides in migration research, focusing on the interplay between researcher characteristics and particular social contexts. Second, we address the specific characteristics or markers through which researchers are interpreted and positioned. These markers differ in terms of their visibility to informants, and in the extent to which researchers can modify them or communicate them selectively. Third, we examine how these characteristics are actively managed in fieldwork settings. Fourth, we identify five types of ‘third positions’ in migration research, positions that deviate from the archetypal insider–outsider divide: explicit third party, honorary insider, insider by proxy, hybrid insider-outsider, and apparent insider. The article explores some of the advantages and challenges inherent in different positions and argues that strategic and reflexive management of positionality should be included in ethical considerations about the research process.
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt022|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt022
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • A geography of extra-territorial citizenship: Explanations of external
    • Authors: Collyer; M.
      Pages: 55 - 72
      Abstract: Geographers have a long-standing interest in citizenship as the link between political and territorial membership. Yet, even when key political processes associated with citizenship, such as voting or lobbying government institutions are carried out from beyond the territory there is a more complex relationship with territory than the simple ‘inside/outside’ division that external voting suggests. This article develops a specifically geographical analysis of the territorial context of voting practices. Although a number of general explanations have been offered for the introduction of external voting, and for the nature of the systems introduced it seems that contextual, country-specific factors concerning the history and nature of the relationship between the government and emigrant groups are usually determinant.
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns008|hwp:master-id:migration;mns008
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • The EU Blue Card: Preferences, policies, and negotiations between Member
    • Authors: Cerna; L.
      Pages: 73 - 96
      Abstract: In May 2009, the European Union (EU) approved the ‘Council Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment’ (the Blue Card Directive). This Directive sought to make the EU internationally more competitive, but Member States were reluctant to cede responsibility for labour market access regulation. Building on liberal intergovernmentalism and a two-level game framework, the article argues that since different national high-skilled immigration policies (demonstrated through a constructed index on States’ openness to high-skilled immigration) have been transferred to EU level, they have created variations in Member States’ positions on the Blue Card in a two-level game. This divergence among Member States helps to explain the less ambitious outcome of the Blue Card Directive, despite general support by Member States on the establishment of common rules for high-skilled immigrants. The final version does not make much of a difference since it is mainly an advertising tool. Through an empirical example of the Blue Card case study, the article helps to better understand how important national preferences remain for European policies.
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt010|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt010
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Migration in Arctic Alaska: Empirical evidence of the stepping stones
    • Authors: Howe, E. L; Huskey, L, Berman, M. D.
      Pages: 97 - 123
      Abstract: This article tests for hierarchical migration patterns using data from the Alaskan Arctic. We focus on migration of Iñupiat people, who are indigenous to the region, and explore the role of income and subsistence harvests in the migration choice. Evaluating confidential microdata from the US Census Bureau’s 2000 Decennial Census of Population and Income with a mixed multinomial and conditional logit model we find evidence of step-wise migration up and down an urban and rural hierarchy, results that are consistent with Ravenstein’s (1885) early hypothesis of step-wise migration. We also find that where migrants choose to move is a function of place, personal, and household characteristics.
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt017|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt017
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Space of detention: The making of a transnational gang crisis between Los
           Angeles and El Salvador. By Elana Zilberg.
    • Authors: Santamaria; G.
      Pages: 124 - 126
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns005|hwp:master-id:migration;mns005
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Precious Knowledge, 2011
    • Authors: Galvez; A.
      Pages: 126 - 128
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns006|hwp:master-id:migration;mns006
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
  • Immigration dialectic: Imagining community, economy, and nation. By Harald
    • Authors: Takle; M.
      Pages: 128 - 130
      PubDate: 2014-03-04T22:05:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt009|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt009
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
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