Exploring the ABCs of Immigrant Integration: Assimilation, Belonging, Citizenship

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Ethnic Geography Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group, Population Specialty Group
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Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Washington 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Samuel Nielson
Chairs: Samuel Nielson

Call for Submissions

This session explores immigrant integration according to three dominant integration discourses: assimilation, belonging, and citizenship. Papers may consider one or more of these discourses in exploring immigration arising from a variety of circumstances (economic, forced, rural to urban, etc.) and resulting in integration considerations in a variety of scales (supranational, state, regional, municipal). Papers may be qualitative or quantitative. All world regions may be explored, but papers focusing on current happenings in Europe are particularly encouraged.

If you are interested in participating in this session, please send an abstract, your name, affiliation, and email address, to snielson@email.sc.edu by October 23rd. Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 24th and must register and submit their abstract to the AAG website by October 25th.


Description

Massive migration into Europe in the wake of the Syrian civil war revitalized long-standing debates about immigrant integration. Nationalistic Europeans increasingly vocalize their belief that immigrants do not "belong" in their countries-a position amplified by the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016 since all of the terrorists had immigrant backgrounds. Yet a clear understanding of what defines "integration" remains elusive.

This session explores immigrant integration according to three dominant integration discourses: assimilation, belonging, and citizenship. Papers may consider one or more of these discourses in exploring immigration arising from a variety of circumstances (economic, forced, rural to urban, etc.) and resulting in integration considerations in a variety of scales (supranational, state, regional, municipal). Papers may be qualitative or quantitative. All world regions may be explored, but papers focusing on current happenings in Europe are particularly encouraged.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Samuel Nielson*, University of South Carolina, Walloon Integration Activists and Belgian Belonging 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Paul McDaniel*, Kennesaw State University, Christina Edwards, Kennesaw State University, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, Kennesaw State University, Gianni Bisio, Kennesaw State University, Immigrant Integration and Receptivity in Networks of Welcoming Cities: A Comparison of Australia and the United States 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Austin Charron*, University of Kansas, Internally Displaced Peoples from Crimea: Between Belonging and Exclusion in Mainland Ukraine 20 10:35 AM
Presenter MBDC ADINOLFI*, University of Johannesburg, Social organization and footprint of the Portuguese diasporic community in Johannesburg: The case of the 1st São Jorge Scouts Group 20 10:55 AM

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