Young Migrants: Exclusion and Belonging in Europe

The EUMARGINS second book Young Migrants Exclusion and Belonging in Europe (Palgrave Macmillan) has been published.


While the figure of 'the immigrant' has become a topic of moral and political concern in Europe, little is known about how young adult migrants or descendants experience the complex processes of inclusion and exclusion in different life arenas. This book is the result of a multi-sited ethnographical study of the EU funded project EUMARGINS, which brings to the fore the voices of young adult immigrants and descendants of diverse backgrounds in seven different European countries (Norway, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Estonia, and Sweden). By focusing on different life arenas, such as work, school, neighbourhood, family and peer groups, we reveal how young adults experience being excluded in some settings, while being included in other settings. We highlight how individual factors such as class background, country of origin and gender interact with the different juridical, political, socio-economic of the various host societies, and affect these experiences of inclusion and exclusion.

This book gives a complex and varied picture of how young immigrants construct identities, navigate through different social and cultural landscapes and relate to a number of different national, cultural and local contexts.


List of Figures
List of Photographs
Notes on Contributors
Social Exclusion and Inclusion of Young Migrants: Presentation of an Analytical Framework; K.Fangen, T.Johansson & N.Hammaren
Analysis of Life Stories Across National Borders; K.Fangen
Migration and the Terms of Inclusion; L.Back & S.Sinha
Pathways in Education; J.Strompl, K.Kaldur & A.Markina
The Different Dimensions of Inclusion in the Labour Market; V.Ferry, M.Lambert & G.Prouve
Being Heard or Being Seen; O.Romani, C.Feixa & A.Latorre
Building a Home; R.Alzetta
Margins and Centres: The Voices of Young Immigrants in Europe; K.Fangen


KATRINE FANGEN Associate Professor and Scientific Coordinator of EUMARGINS at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has previously published Inclusion and Exclusion of Young Adult Migrants in Europe: Barriers and Bridges (co-edited with K.Fossan and F.Mohn).

THOMAS JOHANSSON Professor of Education at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been involved in research on youth culture, masculinity studies and the sociology of the family. His most recent research is oriented towards questions around the psychologization of everyday life.

NILS HAMMAR√ČN Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has published extensively in the area of youth culture, gender and sexuality.


By T. Sarin
Published Nov. 14, 2011 1:10 PM - Last modified May 13, 2016 10:30 AM