[URBANTH-L] CFP: Second Generation Research Dialogues. Comparative Perspectives on Children of Immigrants (Berlin)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Thu Oct 9 15:27:04 EDT 2008

From: Viola-Donata Rauch <viola.rauch at metropolitanstudies.de>

Call for Papers for two day workshop in Berlin:

*Second Generation Research Dialogues
Comparative Perspectives on Children of Immigrants

*Berlin, 16|17 January 2009
Within integration debates across Europe, focus has shifted from the first
to the so called second generation of immigrants in recent years. Their
performance in educational systems and on the job markets is tied to success
or failure of integration policies and scrutinized with concern, as is their
cultural, social and religious orientation. In many places a very contested
group, the second generation symbolizes permanency of migration and growing
diversity while raising questions about the concept and mechanisms of
"integration" today.

In this workshop, current work on second generation immigrants will be
discussed along two main themes:
. the second generation and the city
. the second generation in school

Central questions and concerns include
. the impact of cities on processes of second generation identity
construction, self representation and negotiation between cultural spheres
. its role as arena for political participation, claim making and social
. its role as living and working environment and space of opportunity or
. as social space and place of belonging
. the educational participation of second generation immigrants in
comparative perspective
. inequalities within educational systems
. linkages between educational settings, policies and attainment
. the role of teachers, friends, families and other factors impacting
educational careers
The workshop offers internationally comparative perspectives on second
generation research in Europe and the US, featuring keynote presentations
*Philip Kasinitz*, chair of Dept. of Sociology at CUNY, NYC, USA
on the New Second Generation in metropolitan New York;
*Jens Schneider*, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES),
Amsterdam introducing the EU- research project TIES on the European second
covering fifteen cities in eight European countries

Workshop format:
The workshop aims at facilitating intense dialogue and exchange among
doctoral students and junior researchers involved in work on second
generation immigrants. This
will be reflected in the amount of time in the program allocated for
discussion in a constructive, supportive setting.

We invite papers presenting theoretical and/or empirical contributions from
a variety of methodological perspectives and different disciplines on second
generation immigrants, regarding one of the central themes:
. the second generation and the city
. the second generation in school

Papers should not exceed length of 7,000 words and include an abstract (no
more than 700 words). It is expected that collected papers will be published
in some form after
the workshop.

Please submit your abstract and short CV with contact details to:
*secondgeneration at metropolitanstudies.de no later than 21st November 2008.*

For further details see

Viola-Donata Rauch
DFG Doctoral Fellow
Center for Metropolitan Studies
TU Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7 TEL 3-0
10587 Berlin
phone: +49 30 314 284 00

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