Patterns of Social Integration Strategies: Mobilising ‘Strong’ and ‘Weak’ Ties of the New European Migrants
ارسال کننده : جناب آقای رضا رحیمی
سطح فعالیت : مدیر کل
ایمیل : reza.rahimi663[@]gmail.com
تاریخ ارسال : ۲۹ مرداد ۱۳۹۹
دفعات بازدید : 89
زبان نوشتاری : لاتین
تعداد صفحه : 28
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The European mobility processes raise the issue of the integration strategies of new European migrants in their host societies. Taking stock of 154 in-depth interviews with migrants in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, we examine the social ties which they mobilise in order to adapt in a different social environment. The division between ‘strong’ and ‘weak’ ties established in the literature is particularly useful to assess migrants’ experiences in appropriation and transformation of social capital and the variety of their pathways in the labour market. Then we critically study the relative weight of social ties and skill levels in their choice of integration strategies. At the end, four types of strategies corresponding to the types of migrants’ interactions with the home and host contexts are outlined.
Introduction: Theoretical and Conceptual Perspective
2. Ties with Family Members in the Country of Departure
3. Family Ties as Experienced in the Host Country
4. Migrants’ Weak Ties
5. Emerging Patterns of Social Integration Strategies
6. Discussion and Conclusions
Conflict of Interests
This article is part of the issue “The Lived Experiences of Migration: Individual Strategies, Institutional Settings and Destination Effects in the European Mobility Process” edited by Neli Demireva (University of Essex, UK) and Fabio Quassoli (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy).
The European Union (EU) has established a framework in which the traditional—and analytically rather welldeveloped— difference between internal and international migration becomes blurred. This changing permeability of borders has pushed forward the concept of
(intra-)European mobility as different from migration by non-EU nationals (in both policy documents and academic research Boswell & Geddes, 2011; King, 2002). It denotes cross-border movement within Europe, whose importance is theoretically acknowledged in terms of the very possibility of post-national integration at the individual level and is empirically recognised in surveys as a core benefit of EU citizenship by Europeans themselves (Favell & Recchi, 2009).