Second EUMARGINS book to be published by Palgrave MacMillan
We are happy to announce that Palgrave MacMillan has accepted to publish the second book of the EUMARGINS project (the first one was published by Ashgate in June 2010). This book will be based on analyses of 250 lifestory interviews with young adult migrants and descendants living in seven European countries. The book chapters will make cross-national analysis of the material focusing on themes like migration, work, education, political and civic participation as well as on feelings of identity and belonging.
Although an edited collection, the forthcoming book is in fact a tightly related set of chapters stemming from a large, team based, multi-country study of experiences and patterns of social exclusion and inclusion. Spanning seven European nations – Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Estonia, Norway, and Sweden – the chapters in the book each take on a key theme such as education, work, identity and belonging. Organised thematically, rather than by nation, the chapters attempt to provide depth relating to a particular national context, while at the same time drawing comparisons between the national field-sites.
The collection has an introduction outlining the questions, rationale and conceptual underpinnings of the project, and a methodology chapter that explores the methodological approach to the study, and some of the methodological challenges encountered. The penultimate chapter attempts to draw together the more detailed findings presented in the middle chapters.
The preliminary title of the forthcoming book is: Young Migrants in Europe: Exclusion and Belonging.
We are looking forward to collaborating with Palgrave in finalizing the manuscript for the book. Read more about Palgrave MacMillan.