Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society
FORTE Center of Excellence
REMESO pursues interdisciplinary research and education on transnational migration, ethnic diversity and citizenship in relation to changes in the labour market. The Institute which is a 'Forte Center of Excellence' has a PhD program in Ethnic and Migration Studies and an International Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society. REMESO is also a Division within the Department of Social- and Welfare studies and hosts the Bachelors program Social and Cultural Analysis (SKA) and the Master program in Social and Welfare Studies. An international Master program is being developed.
During 2015 the REMESO Graduate School will offer five course, four regular Graduate School course and one elective.
Professors Charles Woolfson and Aruna Juskas are co-editing a special issue of the journal Ethnicity Studies. The theme of the issue is 'Labour and Migration in an Age of Austerity'.
Kenneth Petersson, Associate Professor at REMESO ISV, has with a group of colleauges acted as Guest editor for two consecutive issues of European Education, on the theme Governmentality in Education.
Women who are members the Sweden Democrats (SD) are driven by a desire to care – for ”Swedes” who have to be protected from outsiders, as well as for the people who come to Sweden. The best solution – including for these immigrants – is that they return home and get help there, or in a nearby country. All according to a study of female SD members.
In the latest issue of Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies (Vol 12:3) Martin Klinthäll and Susanne Urban have published an article which discuss coethnic employment in small business companies for second generation immigrants.
Professors Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson, REMESO, have come out with a new book, Eurafrica, which traces the colonial roots behind the making of the European Union. The Columnist Minna Salami, Aljazeera, praise the book in an article in which she discusses the current geo-political interests in EU:s relationship to and intiatives in Africa.
Three REMESO researchers have published an article in International Migration, in which they analyse the concept and phenomenon of a growing precariat and discuss it in relation to migration and a global democratic deficit.
Swedish language instruction for adult immigrants focuses more on culture than on the language itself. This takes energy from language acquisition. The students are taught to be good Swedes, rather than learning Swedish, according to a new doctoral thesis at REMESO.
REMESO has organised a workshop on high-skilled migration, a field that has received relatively little attention within critical migration studies. The topic is highly relevant as global competition for foreign labour affect policy on migration and labour conditions.
Charles Woolfson went to Australia this summer to speak on new book and initiate a conferral of the title Visiting Professorial Fellow.
In our multicultural world we strive towards interaction, integration, learning and communication - interculturality. But what we in the West experience as interculturality, we often see through colonial eyes.
Austerity packages work. Look at the Baltic countries: they responded to the financial crisis with drastic measures. And succeeded.
Two positions are now vacant as doctorate student at REMESO. These are doctorates in Ethnic and Migration Studies – focusing on labour market restructuring and welfare state transformation in globalised societies.
Simone Scarpa affiliated to REMESO, has recently published an article, "The impact of income inequality on economic residential segregation: The case of Malmö, 1991–2010" in the journal Urban Studies.
Megafonen (The Megaphone) and Pantrarna (The Panthers) are examples of new social movements that are growing up among youth in the suburbs, most often among youth with immigrant backgrounds. They are working against the dismantling of the welfare state and for the regeneration of the suburbs. They are a new form of organisation, according to researchers at REMESO.
The article “Labour Migration and Informalisation: East meets West” published in 'International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy' (2013, 33:11/12) has been selected as the Outstanding Paper of 2013. The article is written by Branka Likic-Brboric, Zoran Slavnic and Charles Woolfson, all at REMESO.
Empires & Ethnicities: Critical Problems in Social Theory, Historiography and Ethnicity
PhD- and MA course, 7,5 ECTS, start: 01/19, 2015. Professor Stefan Jonsson, REMESO. The course investigate a series of classical encounters that have shaped Western conceptions of Otherness, ethnicity, and race – from the monsters of antiquity, discourse on cannibals, via Marx’s idea of Jewishness, all the way to Fanon’s struggle with whiteness and Bourdieu’s early writings on Algeria.
Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org, + 46 (0)11 36 36 30.
Special issue of Ethnicity Studies - Labour and Migration in an Age of Austerity
The issue will be co-edited by prof. Charles Woolfson (REMESO) and prof. Arūnas Juška (East Carolina University), co-authors and contributors to The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. Dead line for Abstracts November 30. Read more about the call here
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Autumn Course - REMESO GRADUATE SCHOOL
- Citizenship, Ethnic Division and Social Exclusion: National and Post-national Perspectives
Deadline November 1
Platform - Ethnicity and Migration
Exchange and information on Ethnicity and Migration research across LiU
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RECENT BOOKS AND ARTICLES
The Contradictions of Austerity:
The Socio-economic Costs of the
Neoliberal Baltic Model
Eds. Jeffrey Sommers and Charles Woolfson
"Reading the Stockholm riots
- a moment for social justice?"
Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Aleksandra Ålund & Lisa Kings
Race & Class 2014 55:1
Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism
Columbia University Press 2013
In Third Text, vol 27, 2, 2013
International Migration Review, Vol. 46, 4, Winter 2012
The Confessing Society
Foucault, Confession and
Practices of Lifelong Learning
Andrea Fejes och Magnus Dahlstedt
Routledge 2012 (Forthcoming)
The Politics of European Citizenship - Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights & Migration Policy
Peo Hansen & Sandy Hager
European Perspectives on Exclusion
and Subordination: The Political Economy of Migration
A. Neergaard, (Ed.)
Narratives of Belonging: Homeland and Nationhood in Territorial and Non-territorial Settings
P. Lang 2009
From Victim Diaspora to Transborder Citizenship? Diaspora Formation and Transnational Relations
SafeSex, Unsafe Identities. Intersections of 'Race', Gender and Sexuality in Swedish HIV/AIDS Policy
Irregular Migration, Informal Labour and Community
Eds E. Berggren, B. Likic, G. Toksöz, N. Trimikliniotis (Eds.)
Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State.
C. Schierup, P. Hansen & S. Castles
See also reprinted:
Aleksandra Ålund and Carl-Ulrik Schierup
Aleksandra Ålund and Carl-Ulrik Schierup
REMESO Yearly Report
The Yearly Report is out, with a full record of our activities - research projects, publications, collaborations,
conferences and workshops - the last two years and with highlights on new projects, faculty, and much more.
REMESO publishes the REMESO NEWSLETTER, in Swedish and English. We only send it out twice per semester with news about the Institute, seminars, new publications, etc. Also, sometimes, but not often, we use the list to inform about specialworkshops or REMESO Graduate School Courses.
To get the REMESO Newsletter in English go to this site and sign in: https://lists.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/remeso-nbrev-eng
Some formulations on the sign-up-site give the impression that all members can post letters to list members, but you cannot. The list is strictly for sending out, sparsely, information from REMESO to members on the list. All other trafik is rejected.
Last updated: 2014-10-22