Identity and Migration in Europe: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

  • MariaCaterina La Barbera

Part of the International Perspectives on Migration book series (IPMI, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. MariaCaterina La Barbera
    Pages 1-13
  3. Identity and Cultural Diversity: Conceptual Entanglements

  4. Identity and Marginalization: Migrants as the Other

  5. Identity and Rights: How Law Shapes Identity

  6. Identity and Home: Subjectivities on the Move

  7. Identity and Membership: Where to Belong

  8. Identity and Differentiation: Strategies of (Dis)Identification

  9. Identity and Symbols: Oppositional Self-Representations

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 269-270

About this book


This book addresses the impact of migration on the formation and transformation of identity and its continuous negotiations. Its ground is the understanding of identity as a complex social phenomenon resulting from constant negotiations between personal conditions, social relationships, and institutional frameworks. Migrations, understood as dynamic processes that do not end when landing in the host country, offer the best conditions to analyze the construction and transformation of social identities in the postcolonial and globalized societies. Searching for novel epistemologies and methodologies, the research questions here addressed are how identity is negotiated in migration processes, and how these negotiations work in contemporary multiethnic Europe. This edited volume brings to the field a novel convergence of theoretical and empirical approaches by gathering together scholars from different countries of Europe and the Mediterranean area, from different disciplines and backgrounds, challenging the traditional discipline division.


Complex social phenomenon Formation and transformation of identity Impact of migration Instutional frameworks Personal conditions Social relationships

Editors and affiliations

  • MariaCaterina La Barbera
    • 1
  1. 1.Ctr for Political & Constitutional StudiMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10126-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10127-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9805
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9813
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