Ethnic Identity, Social Mobility and the Role of Soulmates

by Marieke Slootman

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Book Description

Based on a study among higher-educated adult children of lower-class Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands, this open access book explores processes of identification among social climbers with ethnic minority backgrounds. Using both survey data and open interviews with these 'minority climbers', the study details the contextual and temporal nature of identification. The results illustrate how ethnicity is contextual but have tangible and inescapable effects at the same time. Also the findings call for a more reflexive use of terms like ethnic ingroup/outgroup and bonding/bridging. Overall, the book helps us understand the emergence of middle-class segments that articulate their minority identities and as such it will be of great interest to academics, policy makers and all those interested in processes of integration and/or diversity.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Ethnic Identity, Social Mobility and the Role of Soulmates ebook for free in PDF format (2.6 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
209
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319995953
ISBN10
3319995952
ISBN13 Digital
9783319995960
ISBN10 Digital
3319995960
PDF Size
2.6 MB
License
CC BY

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