Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Michi Messer
  • Renee Schroeder
  • Ruth Wodak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Interdisciplinary Approaches: Theories and Methodologies

  3. Peer Relations Among Immigrant Adolescents: Methodological Challenges and Key Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Elisabeth Stefanek, Dagmar Strohmeier, Rens van de Schoot, Christiane Spiel
      Pages 79-88
  4. Migration, Identity, and Belonging

  5. Ego Documents Entered Migration History

  6. Debating Migrations

  7. Diffusion and Spread in the Natural Sciences and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Michael Leitner, Stefan Dullinger, Franz Essl, Gero Vogl
      Pages 267-274
  8. Media Representations of Migrants and Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Brigitta Busch, Michał Krzyżanowski
      Pages 277-282
    3. Majid KhosraviNik, Michał Krzyżanowski, Ruth Wodak
      Pages 283-295
  9. Migration and the Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Renée Schroeder
      Pages 311-314
    3. Claus Rueffler
      Pages 327-339
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 341-358

About this book


In contemporary Europe and beyond, the concept of “migration” has acquired multiple distinct meanings. The range of reactions to migrants depends on the country of origin, their “symbolic capital” (education, professional background, language skills) as well as on aspects of gender, religion, cultural tradition, and social class. Various legal regulations on citizenship and employment are currently being debated and implemented across Europe, fuelled by a “politics of fear” propagated by mainstream and populist parties alike. Counter-discourses are rare and limited.

This volume incorporates contributions from the international symposium “Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives” (2010), covering the following topics: peer relations among immigrant adolescents; migration, identity, and belonging; ego documents and migration histories; the concept of diffusion in the natural sciences; media coverage of migration; migration and genes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michi Messer
    • 1
  • Renee Schroeder
    • 2
  • Ruth Wodak
    • 3
  1. 1.ViennaAustria
  2. 2., Department of BiochemistryMax F. Perutz LaboratoriesViennaAustria
  3. 3., Dpt. of Ling. and English LanguageLancaster UniversityLancasterUnited Kingdom

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