Tuesday, 24 May 2016, University of Neuchatel. Public lecture by Andreas Wimmer on immigrant trajectories.
Beyond the Ethnic Lens? Comparing Immigrant Trajectories by Country of Origin, Social Class, and Migration Path.
Prof. Andreas Wimmer
Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy, Columbia University, New York
Tuesday, 24 May 2016. 10.00 – 12.00 h
University of Neuchatel, Faculty of Arts, 2000 Neuchatel, Place-Louis-Agassiz 1, Room RN.08
This Lecture is co-organized by the Maison d‘analyse des processus sociaux (MAPS) and the nccr – on the move.
This lecture critically explores one aspect of mainstream migration research: to aggregate individual level data into country-of-origin groups to interpret results. We show that other modes of aggregating individual data, by parents occupation (e.g. peasant versus banker) or by migration path (e.g. refugee versus family reunification), capture differences in integration trajectories of the second generation equally well…