Second EUMARGINS book to be published by Palgrave MacMillan

The book Young Migrants: Exclusion and Belonging in Europe will be published on 25 November 2011 by Palgrave MacMillan. This is the second book of the EUMARGINS project (the first one was published by Ashgate in June 2010). This current book is based on analyses of 250 lifestory interviews with young adult migrants and descendants living in seven European countries. The book chapters 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 title of the book is: Young Migrants: Exclusion and Belonging in Europe.

The book will be available online within a couple of months.

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By Katrine Fangen
Published Aug. 23, 2011 4:18 PM - Last modified May 13, 2016 10:23 AM