Understanding the contemporary race–migration nexus

Erel, Umut, Murji, Karim ORCID: 0000-0001-7490-7906 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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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
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/Licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Racialization of migrants; race; racism; migration; Europe; UK
Subjects: Social sciences
Depositing User: Karim Murji
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 10:03
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 12:18
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4039

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