Manifestations and Contestations of Borders and Boundaries in Everyday Understandings of Integration

Fischer, Carolin (2020). Manifestations and Contestations of Borders and Boundaries in Everyday Understandings of Integration. Migration letters, 17(4), pp. 531-540. Transnational Press London 10.33182/ml.v17i4.836

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This article asks how borders and boundaries manifest themselves in understandings of integration. Drawing on qualitative interviews with migrant descendants living in Zürich, Switzerland, it investigates how understandings of integration are experienced, interpreted, appropriated and modified, in relation to either the self or others. I employ de Certeau’s theory of the practice of everyday life to establish how borders and boundaries are reflected in individual meaning-making, perceptions of self and other and the ways in which people situate themselves in society. I demonstrate not only that the interplay between borders and boundaries informs specific aspects of migration governance such as integration policies, but also that people employ tactics based on enunciations of integration to act upon the social position they are allocated as a result of ascribed, racialised markers of difference.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Fischer, Carolin

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1741-8984

Publisher:

Transnational Press London

Language:

English

Submitter:

Anja Julienne Wohlgemuth

Date Deposited:

02 Nov 2021 10:36

Last Modified:

02 Nov 2021 10:36

Publisher DOI:

10.33182/ml.v17i4.836

Additional Information:

SPECIAL ISSUE: REVISITING BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES: EXPLORING MIGRANT INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/159895

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