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…]
This programme brings together research stemming from the anthropology of music and dance, considered specific to their diverse contexts, whether religious, urban or, in a different approach, in the context of globalisation. An additional approach focuses more specifically on the question of religion in a migratory context.
This programme brings together research which delves into both the very consistency of racist social relations, viewed as one of the forms that interethnic social relations can take, and how racism is manifested, in particular through processes of discrimination or segregation. Racism today is partly expressed through inconspicuous processes, at times difficult to percept. Certain discursive forms (such as “veiled racism”) go so far as to counter the anti-racist ideology. [Lire la suite…]
This programme analyses the relations between the mobility of people and kinship relations, in both an anthropological and demographic framework. The demographic approach examines the changes brought about by migrations through the study of marriage or fertility rates, whereas the anthropological approach analyses the transformations of family relations. This double approach leads to exchanges and collaborations between researchers from both disciplines, enabling a more dynamic presentation of the transformations in [Lire la suite…]
The research led in this program also considers the reconstruction of the past for contemporary uses, yet on an individual or family level rather than on a regional or national level, clearly contrasting with the institutional and political production of collective memory studied in programme 1. Research in this programme focuses on the conveyance of the past across generations, whether through the recounting of personal experience, research on which also [Lire la suite…]
The research conducted in the framework of this programme focuses on the public confrontation- in the daily life of individuals, in political discourse or movements, in social science research- of representations, discourse and practices which contribute to the decrease or reinforcement of boundaries between groups that see themselves or are designated as different. Beyond the diversity of its authors, rationales and procedures, the research in this programme attests to the [Lire la suite…]
This programme brings together researchers whose work relates to the following theme. In western societies, the relations between migrations and labour have evolved, leading to the development of research that takes into consideration the diversification of employment forms and the status and the professional relations involving the migrant worker. The effects of these changes on certain categories of the national working population, in particular those with immigrant family heritage, are [Lire la suite…]
This programme deals with identity distribution through analysis of relations between modes of production of otherness, modes of political management and modes of State territorial production. These latter, through political and administrative injunctions, can organise the redistribution of identities that are conjointly statutory and territorial within one country or region (Mali). They can also refer to borders and border zones separating nation States (Guyana/ Surinam; Kenya/Uganda; Thailand/Laos), and to these [Lire la suite…]