Ethnographies of Migration Beyond the Ethnic Lens

Glick-Shiller, Nina (2009) Ethnographies of Migration Beyond the Ethnic Lens. In: Methods in Dialogue - Researching Migration, 16 December 2009, University of Manchester. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Presentation as part of workshop - Methods in Dialogue - Researching Migration Most qualitative research on migrants and refugees is based on a concept of ethnic, or minority, or diasporic “community” and focuses on a specific neighborhood or set of “community organizations” or leaders. Often data from such a sample in a gateway city is generalized to an entire nation-state. I explore some of the problems with relying on this “ethnic lens,” and the methodological nationalism it reflects. Drawing on my ethnographic field work in several different cities, I explore alternative approaches to the study of migrant settlement and transnationality.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:4. Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.11 Ethnography
ID Code:1111
Deposited By: Realities user
Deposited On:27 May 2010 10:42
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