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Ethnic Identity, Social Mobility and the Role of Soulmates

Authors: Slootman, Marieke

  • This open access book demonstrates the complexity of identifications and provides guidelines on how to study it
  • Combines the exploration of individual mechanisms with indications of generalizability
  • Shows that qualitative and quantitative methods do not necessarily belong to separate paradigmatic domains
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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.

About the authors

Marieke Slootman is a researcher and lecturer at the department of Sociology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She earned her PhD (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. The Dutch Sociological Association (NSV) awarded her dissertation with the prize for Best Sociological Dissertation written at a Dutch University in 2013/2014. Slootman’s research focuses on processes of minoritization and exclusion, processes of identification and social mobility, and on diversity in educational institutions.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Ethnic-Minority Climbers. Winning the Golden Calf

    Slootman, Marieke

    Pages 1-11

  • Studying Ethnic Identification. Tools and Theories

    Slootman, Marieke

    Pages 13-40

  • A Mixed-Methods Approach

    Slootman, Marieke

    Pages 41-57

  • The Dutch Integration Landscape

    Slootman, Marieke

    Pages 59-83

  • Self-identifications Explored. ‘Am I Dutch? Yes. Am I Moroccan? Yes’

    Slootman, Marieke

    Pages 85-109

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99596-0
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99595-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnic Identity, Social Mobility and the Role of Soulmates
Authors
Series Title
IMISCOE Research Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99596-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99596-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99595-3
Series ISSN
2364-4087
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 202
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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