International Perspectives on Migration

The Contexts of Diaspora Citizenship

Somali Communities in Finland and the United States

Editors: Armila, Päivi, Kananen, Marko, Kontkanen, Yasemin (Eds.)

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  • Explores how different social, political and legal orders influence the life-courses and well-being of migrant populations
  • Provides new and critical insights on conducting comparative migration research in an international setting
  • Describes one of the largest diaspora populations
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This book explores the social participation, identification and transnational practices of Somalis living in Finland and the United States. Through a multifaceted collection of chapters which are based on data ranging from legislation and policy documents to welfare indicators and interviews, this book explores how Somali migrants experience and explore their identities and belongings, and how they strive for participation as (diaspora) citizens of their sending and receiving societies. The case studies are conducted in two countries that differ greatly in terms of their social system, migration history and integration policies and as such they provide an opportunity to explore how different social, political and legal orders influence the life-courses and wellbeing of migrant populations. Furthermore, the book highlights how the fate of the Somalis as a global diaspora is routinely intertwined with the changes in the global political climate and the state-level political processes reflecting it. This book will be of great interest to researchers, students and lecturers of migration and diaspora, as well as individuals working with (Somali) migrants.

About the authors

Päivi Armila, PhD, works as a university lecturer for sociology at the University of Eastern Finland and as an adjunct professor for Sociology of Education at the University of Tampere. Her research interests deal with social inequality defined by age, ethnicity, and place of residence.

Marko Kananen, PhD, is a researcher at Juvenia – Youth Research and Development Centre at the South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. His research interests include immigration, civic participation and transnational identities.

Yasemin Kontkanen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. Her current research focus is Somali entrepreneurs in Finland and in the United States where her research interests are societal membership of immigrants, diasporic identities and entrepreneurship.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Facts and Figures: Somalis in Finland and in the United States

    Kananen, Marko (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • The Newest African-Americans?: Somali Struggles for Belonging

    Abdi, Cawo Mohamed

    Pages 19-32

  • Mainstream or Margins? How Somalis Perceive Their Status and Possibilities in Finnish and American Societies?

    Kananen, Marko

    Pages 33-51

  • The Call of the Homeland: “My Relationship to Somalia Is Difficult to Explain”

    Kananen, Marko

    Pages 53-65

  • Subject, Object, Predicate? Somali Migrants’ Subject Positions in a Local Finnish Integration Scene

    Armila, Päivi (et al.)

    Pages 69-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Contexts of Diaspora Citizenship
Book Subtitle
Somali Communities in Finland and the United States
Editors
  • Päivi Armila
  • Marko Kananen
  • Yasemin Kontkanen
Series Title
International Perspectives on Migration
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94490-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94490-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94489-0
Series ISSN
2214-9805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 231
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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