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AFRODESC African descendants and slavery: domination, identification and heritage in the Americas

14 January 2009 andres 0

The slave trade and slavery have always been globalised phenomena. The objective of this project is to comprehend the global aspect of the social dynamics studied (today characterised by such terms as “diasporas”, “Black Atlantic”, “transnational movements”), by conducting research on localised sites, the results of which will be contrasted and resituated in a larger framework. This multidisciplinary project emanating from and focusing on colonial and post-colonial societies, from north [Lire la suite…]

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MIGRAGRI EUR ANR Project

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Projet ANR JCJC 2005, Sciences humaines et sociales (Ref : ANR-05-JCJC-0227-01) Foreign workers in western agriculture: European construction and changes in migrations patterns Duration of the project: 3 years, 2006-2009. MIGRAGRI Download the project (in french) Aims of the project Western European agricultures nowadays are subject to deep modifications concerning there labour forces. The changing patterns of employment result from increasing international agricultural competition, as well as from European enlargement and [Lire la suite…]

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ECRP Project

14 January 2009 Potot Swanie 0

Project funded by the European Science Fondation, in the framework of the European Collaborative Research Projects in the Social Sciences, call EUROCORES ECRP 2005 New Migrations Dynamics: Regular and Irregular work on the European Labour Market Aims of the project: The collaborative project will deal with working migrations and gendered matters in three economic sectors-agriculture, domestic services and prostitution- in which foreigners and among them, women, are over represented. The [Lire la suite…]

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Axis 3. Programme 1. Collective memory, patrimony and national and regional imagination

13 January 2009 andres 0

The studies conducted in this programme centre on different situations in which the past is reconstructed in order to respond to current objectives. They analyse how collective memory is invented and manipulated on a regional and national level in order to form new images of cities (Belgrade, Marseille), regions (the Caribbean) or countries (Cuba, Madagascar, Thailand, Mexico and Belize). These analyses delve into the processes of promoting material and symbolic [Lire la suite…]

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Axis 2. Programme 1. Immigration as a social and political issue

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As it is more important than ever to be aware of the issues analysed in Axis 1 in order to avoid the categories, the modes of thinking and even the analytical perspectives imposed particularly by the institutional or political rationale, study must also focus on the processes themselves that constitute immigration as a “social issue”. The analyses developed in this programme concentrate on migrant participation in the general institutional structure [Lire la suite…]

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Axis 1. Programme 1. Migratory networks and international migrations

13 January 2009 andres 0

The research incorporated in this programme aims to reveal the transformations in migratory patterns in light of the globalisation process. It centres less on the phenomenon of the mobility itself, which is thoroughly studied by geographers who focus on the spatial dimensions, pathways and networks of the migrations, but focuses rather on the social forms and processes that these movements generate. The research concentrates on new social bonds stemming from [Lire la suite…]

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Scientific presentation of the research unit

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The Migrations and Society Research Unit (URMIS) is specialised in the study of migrations and interethnic relations, and unites the universities Paris Diderot and Nice Sophia Antipolis with the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD, UMR205) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS, UMR8245). URMIS brings together not only research groups located in Paris and Nice, but also researchers from a variety of disciplines (sociology, anthropology, political [Lire la suite…]