Pathways of settlement among recent migrants in super-diverse contexts
- Library of Birmingham, Room 101
- Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Urban areas in Europe and beyond have seen significant changes in patterns of immigration, leading to profound diversification. This diversification is characterized by the multiplication of people of different national origins, religions, educational backgrounds, legal statuses and socio-economic backgrounds and this ‘diversification of diversity’ is now commonly described as 'super-diversity'.
This ESRC Festival of Social Science event will present interim findings from a 3-year ethnographic research project in East London and Birmingham, addressing some of the main issues faced by recent migrants. In particular, it will focus on so called ‘pioneer migrants’, i.e. people from unusual source countries who cannot ‘dock onto’ already existing communities for support. By looking at these pioneer migrants, the event will address increasing public, political and policy interest in examining new patterns of immigration into already diverse social contexts.
This is a free event, but we ask that you register online if you wish to attend.
Super-diversity and recent immigration: pathways of settlement of new migrants in Hackney.
by Hackney Museum
Date and Time: Thursday 10 November 2016 (18:00 – 19:30) Add to Calendar
Location: Hackney Museum, Ground floor, Learning & Technology Centre,1 Reading Lane, Hackney (View Map)
This event will present findings from a 3-year ethnographic research project in Hackney, addressing some of the main issues faced by recent migrants. In particular, it will focus on so called ‘pioneer migrants’, people from unusual countries of origin who cannot ‘dock onto’ already existing communities for support.
The event will explore with the general public, policymakers and practitioners the findings of the project and will explain the concept of ‘super-diversity’ and the notion of ‘pioneer migration’. More specifically, it will address the main challenges faced by recent migrants, such as issues around the prohibition to work among asylums seekers, and processes of professional deskilling among migrants with a secure legal status.