Understanding the contemporary race–migration nexus

Erel, Umut and Murji, Karim and Nahaboo, Zaki (2016) Understanding the contemporary race–migration nexus. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39 (8). pp. 1339-1360. ISSN 0141-9870

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2016.1161808

Abstract

The linkage between race and migration, especially in the UK since the 1990s, has shifted from a focus on postcolonial migrants to focus on newer groups, while migration within the European Union has also altered the discussion of racism and migration. This critical review provides a framework for understanding how race is conceptualized (or ignored) in contemporary scholarship on migration. We identify three, partly overlapping nexi between migration and racialization: (1) ‘Changing Migrations – Continuities of Racism’; (2) ‘Complex Migrations – Differentialist Racialization’; (3) ‘Post-racial Migrations – Beyond Racism’. The article analyses what each of these nexi bring into focus as well as what they neglect. The concept of race–migration nexus aids a fuller understanding of how migration and contemporary racialization are co-constructed. Scholars need to consider the relationship between migration and race to better address pressing issues of racism against migrants and settled communities.

Item Type: Article
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Social Science
Depositing User: Zaki Nahaboo
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 11:24
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1845

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