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Understanding the contemporary race–migration nexus

Erel, Umut; Murji, Karim and Nahaboo, Zaki (2016). Understanding the contemporary race–migration nexus. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39(8) pp. 1339–1360.

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Abstract

The linkage between race and migration, especially in the UK since the 1990s, has shifted from a focus on postcolonial migrants to focus on newer groups, while migration within the European Union has also altered the discussion of racism and migration. This critical review provides a framework for understanding how race is conceptualized (or ignored) in contemporary scholarship on migration. We identify three, partly overlapping nexi between migration and racialization: (1) ‘Changing Migrations – Continuities of Racism’; (2) ‘Complex Migrations – Differentialist Racialization’; (3) ‘Post-racial Migrations – Beyond Racism’. The article analyses what each of these nexi bring into focus as well as what they neglect. The concept of race–migration nexus aids a fuller understanding of how migration and contemporary racialization are co-constructed. Scholars need to consider the relationship between migration and race to better address pressing issues of racism against migrants and settled communities.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISSN: 1466-4356
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetCentre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance, Open University
Keywords: Racialization of migrants; race; racism; migration; Europe; UK
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 46415
Depositing User: Karim Murji
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 12:46
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 17:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46415
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