International migration is an increasingly critical issue in the world today. In the international community, individual nations are struggling with the question of how to best manage migration. Immigration involves several challenges at the individual level and in the relationship with the host community. Migration is one of the most disorganizing individual experiences; it affects identity and well-being as migrants negotiate roles and cultural values. At the social level, immigration is related to relevant changes in community life and in the use of urban space and social welfare and involves demographic, educational, and sociological aspects. In our society, various positions make migration a complex phenomenon. Our chief intention is to open a dialogue on this crucial theme for human existence from the perspective of individual and collective experience and from the perspective of the scientific understanding of the phenomenon. Another challenge of the present book is to analyze this theme from different approaches to increase interdisciplinary connection. This book presents a study of migration and intercultural relationships from multiple viewpoints and from a multidisciplinary perspective through psychological, educational, sociological, anthropological, historical and geographical approaches. Moreover, the book addresses the main theoretical frameworks that characterize the international debate and analyzes intercultural challenges and opportunities that may arise in different areas and at different stages of the life cycle. The main constructs this book addresses are acculturation, negotiation, and integration in various contexts (e.g., family, school) and at different stages of life (e.g., minors, adolescents, parents). Furthermore, the book reflects on different typologies of migration (e.g., refugees, unaccompanied minors) and different methodologies to examine the phenomenon (e.g., videoethnography, in-depth interviewing, questionnaires, territorial and space analysis). Intercultural processes related to migratory movements are developed within interpersonal and social relations in the context of origin and in the host context. Intercultural relations and migration processes present a complex and rich picture of these issues and the problems related to the phenomenon, in which experience and national research data are intertwined with the acquisition of experience gained in the international arena.

Intercultural Relations and Migration Processes

RANIA, NADIA;MIGLIORINI, LAURA
2017-01-01

Abstract

International migration is an increasingly critical issue in the world today. In the international community, individual nations are struggling with the question of how to best manage migration. Immigration involves several challenges at the individual level and in the relationship with the host community. Migration is one of the most disorganizing individual experiences; it affects identity and well-being as migrants negotiate roles and cultural values. At the social level, immigration is related to relevant changes in community life and in the use of urban space and social welfare and involves demographic, educational, and sociological aspects. In our society, various positions make migration a complex phenomenon. Our chief intention is to open a dialogue on this crucial theme for human existence from the perspective of individual and collective experience and from the perspective of the scientific understanding of the phenomenon. Another challenge of the present book is to analyze this theme from different approaches to increase interdisciplinary connection. This book presents a study of migration and intercultural relationships from multiple viewpoints and from a multidisciplinary perspective through psychological, educational, sociological, anthropological, historical and geographical approaches. Moreover, the book addresses the main theoretical frameworks that characterize the international debate and analyzes intercultural challenges and opportunities that may arise in different areas and at different stages of the life cycle. The main constructs this book addresses are acculturation, negotiation, and integration in various contexts (e.g., family, school) and at different stages of life (e.g., minors, adolescents, parents). Furthermore, the book reflects on different typologies of migration (e.g., refugees, unaccompanied minors) and different methodologies to examine the phenomenon (e.g., videoethnography, in-depth interviewing, questionnaires, territorial and space analysis). Intercultural processes related to migratory movements are developed within interpersonal and social relations in the context of origin and in the host context. Intercultural relations and migration processes present a complex and rich picture of these issues and the problems related to the phenomenon, in which experience and national research data are intertwined with the acquisition of experience gained in the international arena.
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