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Migrants’ anchoring in an age of insecurity

This monograph argues that well-established concepts in migration studies such as ‘settlement’ and ‘integration’ do not sufficiently capture the features of adaptation and settling of contemporary migrants. Instead, it proposes the integrative and transdisciplinary concept of anchoring, linking the notions of identity, adaptation and settling while overcoming the limitations of the established concepts and underlining migrants’ efforts at recovering their feelings of security and stability. Drawing on 80 in-depth interviews with Polish migrants in the UK and Ukrainian migrants in Poland, ethnographic and autobiographical research together with an analysis of Internet blogs and forums, the book presents the author’s original concept of anchoring, underpinned by a combination of sociological and psychological perspectives, as well as demonstrating its applications. The book aims not only to provide a theoretical and methodological contribution to better understanding and examining the processes of adaptation and settling among today’s migrants, but also to highlight practical implications useful for the better support of individuals facing changes and challenges in new, complex and fluid societies.

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Eric Klingelhofer

problems deflected Henry VIII’s natural tendency toward expansionism, but by 1540, near the end of his reign, he was prepared for further English aggrandizement. By 1640, the course of English overseas colonization was set. This first century of tentative and uncoordinated efforts would see the English becoming masters of a territorial and commercial empire that stretched from a united British archipelago to possessions in North America, the Caribbean, and even India. 3 This chapter considers the context of Elizabethan settlement in Ireland by

in Castles and Colonists
Alex Schafran, Matthew Noah Smith, and Stephen Hall

any number of other reliance systems, and vice versa. Reliance systems also always exist somewhere, even if that place is virtual. An effective analytical framework for reliance systems must be able to understand how, in the words of the late geographer Edward Soja, ‘it all comes together’ in space and place, or more precisely, in human settlements. 1 In virtually every society on earth, there are ideologies that primarily adhere to reliance systems when they come together in space and place. These ideologies can be as deeply ingrained in political

in The spatial contract
A dominion responsibility
Kent Fedorowich

settlement strategy which eliminated the oversights inherent in the 1917 legislation. Determined to maintain strong and effective central leadership in reconstruction planning, dominion policy makers were mindful that the new soldier settlement legislation could provide an important supplement to Canada’s reactivated immigration and development strategy. However, the war had transformed Canadian society

in Unfit for heroes
Democratisation, nationalism and security in former Yugoslavia
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

the political settlements in Bosnia, Kosovo and, to a lesser extent, Macedonia. It is worth considering the prospects for the long-term success of the Alliance’s objectives of underwriting military security in the region while at the same time upholding the norms aimed at developing democratic states with multicultural identities that lay at the heart of these settlements. This chapter will examine the international attempts

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
A critical and integrative literature review
Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska

explicitly linked (‘moored’) to the structures and processes of power and inequality, whereas Back ( 2015 ) notes that the promotion of superdiversity may contribute to social anxieties and tensions. The concept of integration might be also challenged from the perspective of changing migration processes. In the face of contemporary mobility accompanied by the processes of globalisation and technological advancement, two classic models of migration – settlement and temporary, with the former particularly constituting conditions for integration – have

in Rethinking settlement and integration
Patrick O’Leary

of any more than Ceylon and British Malaya. Straits Settlements British India’s trade with China in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries required not only a base or bases on or near the Chinese coast, which requirement was fulfilled by Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports, but there was also need for a haven on the eastern margin of the Bay of Bengal

in Servants of the empire
Daniel Owen Spence

considered unfeasible, however, due to the expense of providing ships and the disruption it would cause during ‘padi planting and harvest’. 7 Map 4 Malaya and the Straits Settlements, c.1939

in Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922–67
Richard Cust and Peter Lake

6 Petitioning and the search for settlement T he Long Parliament opened with the ‘Patriots’ of the Booth–Wilbraham group who had supported Brereton and Venables in the parliamentary election for the shire re-established as the dominant group in county affairs. That situation did not last long, however, disappearing in a process of ideological and political polarisation that took place simultaneously at Westminster and in the county itself. Religion was the catalyst, in particular, radical puritan plans for further reformation and the reaction to those plans

in Gentry culture and the politics of religion
Bernhard Zeller, Charles West, Francesca Tinti, Marco Stoffella, Nicolas Schroeder, Carine van Rhijn, Steffen Patzold, Thomas Kohl, Wendy Davies, and Miriam Czock

This chapter discusses the basic constituents of early medieval rural societies. It focuses on material dimensions, such as settlement, topography and access to resources, as well as on fundamental factors that define the position of individuals within local societies and groups, such as legal status and socio-economic stratification. The first section therefore draws on recent settlement archaeology to discuss the shape, size and internal organisation of rural settlements. The second section deals with the socio-economic and legal stratification of local

in Neighbours and strangers