Author Olwig, Karen Fog
Title Migration, Family and the Welfare State : Integrating Migrants and Refugees in Scandinavia
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Notes on contributors -- 1. 'Integration': Migrants and Refugees between Scandinavian Welfare Societies and Family Relations -- 2. Money or Education? Improvement Strategies Among Pakistani Families in Denmark -- 3. Multicultural Ideology and Transnational Family Ties among Descendants of Cape Verdeans in Sweden -- 4. From Danish Yugoslavs to Danish Serbs: National Affiliation Caught Between Visibility and Invisibility -- 5. Law and Identity: Transnational Arranged Marriages and the Boundaries of Danishness -- 6. Egalitarian Ambitions, Constructions of Difference: The Paradoxes of Refugee Integration in Sweden -- 7. Ali's Disappearance: The Tension of Moving and Dwelling in the Norwegian Welfare Society -- 8. Tamil Refugees in Pain: Challenging Solidarity in the Norwegian Welfare State -- 9. Becoming Part of Welfare Scandinavia: Integration through the Spatial Dispersal of Newly Arrived Refugees in Denmark -- Index
Migration, Family and the Welfare State explores understandings and practices of integration in the Scandinavian welfare societies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden through a comprehensive range of detailed ethnographic studies. Chapters examine discourses, policies and programs of integration in the three receiving societies, studying how these are experienced by migrant and refugee families as they seek to realize the hopes and ambitions for a better life that led them to leave their country of origin. The three Scandinavian countries have had parallel histories as welfare societies receiving increasing numbers of migrants and refugees after World War II, and yet they have reacted in dissimilar ways to the presence of foreigners, with Denmark developing tough immigration policies and nationalist integration requirements, Sweden asserting itself as a relatively open country with an official multicultural policy, and Norway taking a middle position. The book analyses the impact of these differences and similarities on immigrants, refugees and their descendants across three intersecting themes: integration as a welfare state project; integration as political discourse and practice; and integration as immigrants' and refugees' quest for improvement and belonging. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Olwig, Karen Fog Migration, Family and the Welfare State : Integrating Migrants and Refugees in Scandinavia London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415507592
Subject Assimilation (Sociology) -- Scandinavia.;Social integration -- Scandinavia.;Welfare state -- Scandinavia.;Immigrants -- Scandinavia.;Refugees -- Scandinavia
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