Workshop "Changing Patterns of Migration – Changing Patterns of Social Inequalities? Borders and Boundaries in the Enlarged Europe". Date: 12-13.04.2012. Site: Bielefeld, Germany. Deadline: 30.12.2011
Organiser: Universität Bielefeld, Zentrum für Deutschland und Europastudien (ZDES), Institut für Weltgesellschaft (IW), Transnational Relations/COMCAD
Topics: This workshop addresses the transformation and new quality of migration between Eastern and Western Europe.
By bringing together sociologists, social anthropologists, political scientists and economists, the following topics (among others) will be addressed:
1. In which ways do new types of migration/mobility transform patterns of social inequality in sending and receiving countries?
2. How does the relation between the territorial borders and social boundaries change in the course of new migration dynamics?
3. Do new types of migration promote the emergence of new social spaces, such as transnational labour markets, cross-border fields of care and
transnational scientific communities? If yes, what kind of social stratifications come into being within these new transnational spaces?
4. In which manner do formal institutional arrangements, such as welfare, migration, care and gender regimes intersect with informal practices of migrants? Under what conditions do these interrelations result in privileging or depriving particular groups?
Insights from current empirical research addressing the following topics (among others) are highly welcome: Transformation of territorial borders and social boundaries in Europe; Inequality and/of geographic mobility; Transnational labour markets; Cross-border fields of care services; Migration and transformation of welfare, Cross-border circulation of talents.
Deadline: December 30, 2011
Contact: Dr. Anna Amelina; Prof. Dr. Andreas Vasilache; Dr. Tatjana Zimenkova