Aotearoa Migration Research Network Seminar Series 2019 - 10 September 2019

Date Tuesday 10 September 2019
Time 11am - 12pm
Where University of Waikato: Room S.1.10 / Massey University (Albany): 1.22A (library) / All other locations: via zoom
Presenter Rachel Simon-Kumar (University of Auckland), Francis Collins (University of Waikato) & Wardlow Friesen (University of Auckland).
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In the Intersections of Inequality: migration and diversification in Aotearoa/New Zealand

In this presentation we introduce some of the claims and key concerns outlined in our forthcoming book, In the Intersections of Inequality: migration and diversification in Aotearoa-New Zealand (Palgrave 2019). The Intersections of Inequality examines the relationship between migration, diversification and inequality, drawing on empirical and theoretical reflections from the dynamic migration space of Aotearoa/New Zealand. While scholars have often examined inequalities between migrant and non-migrant populations, this book addresses the intersectional character of inequality between, amongst and within migrant populations. The book advances a view of migration as a diversifying force, arguing that it is necessary to grapple with the intersection of group identities, state policy and economic opportunities as part of the formation of inequalities that have deep historical legacies and substantial future implications. The chapters explore evidence for inequality amongst migrant populations, the role of multicultural politics and migration policy in entrenching inequalities, and the consequences of migrant inequalities for political participation, youth development and urban life.


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