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Foreign at home - integration for second-generation Afghan immigrants

Strive, Sofia LU (2017) MIDM19 20171
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
Diasporas of second-generation migrants are a growing phenomenon globally, and could be one of today’s most important, yet one of the less prioritized fields of research within migration studies. Through investigating what factors that facilitate and/or hinder the integration process of Afghans in Iran, divided into social, economic and political structures of society, this study fills an empirical and theoretical research gap. Moreover, methodologically the study contributes through using qualitative data from interviews with second-generation Afghan immigrants in Iran together with expert interviews. The factors are strongly interlinked when creating Afghans as a group of “others”, but yet they play different roles in shaping the... (More)
Diasporas of second-generation migrants are a growing phenomenon globally, and could be one of today’s most important, yet one of the less prioritized fields of research within migration studies. Through investigating what factors that facilitate and/or hinder the integration process of Afghans in Iran, divided into social, economic and political structures of society, this study fills an empirical and theoretical research gap. Moreover, methodologically the study contributes through using qualitative data from interviews with second-generation Afghan immigrants in Iran together with expert interviews. The factors are strongly interlinked when creating Afghans as a group of “others”, but yet they play different roles in shaping the integration process. Iranian citizenship is stressed to be the most pressing need in order to create a sustainable integration for second-generation Afghan immigrants, since this factor seems to hinder integration in the social and economic structure as well as putting a threat of deportation on the migrants. The lack of citizenship, together with the “othering” in the society, influences the second-generation Afghan immigrants to leave Iran, which makes this thesis not only relevant from a local but also from a global perspective and can help to understand and foresee migration waves. (Less)
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Strive, Sofia LU
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MIDM19 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
migration, Afghanistan, Iran, second-generation migrants, othering
language
English
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8906759
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2018-03-09 10:31:48
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  abstract     = {Diasporas of second-generation migrants are a growing phenomenon globally, and could be one of today’s most important, yet one of the less prioritized fields of research within migration studies. Through investigating what factors that facilitate and/or hinder the integration process of Afghans in Iran, divided into social, economic and political structures of society, this study fills an empirical and theoretical research gap. Moreover, methodologically the study contributes through using qualitative data from interviews with second-generation Afghan immigrants in Iran together with expert interviews. The factors are strongly interlinked when creating Afghans as a group of “others”, but yet they play different roles in shaping the integration process. Iranian citizenship is stressed to be the most pressing need in order to create a sustainable integration for second-generation Afghan immigrants, since this factor seems to hinder integration in the social and economic structure as well as putting a threat of deportation on the migrants. The lack of citizenship, together with the “othering” in the society, influences the second-generation Afghan immigrants to leave Iran, which makes this thesis not only relevant from a local but also from a global perspective and can help to understand and foresee migration waves.},
  author       = {Strive, Sofia},
  keyword      = {migration,Afghanistan,Iran,second-generation migrants,othering},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Foreign at home - integration for second-generation Afghan immigrants},
  year         = {2017},
}