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Intercultural Education in the European Context
Intercultural Education in the European Context
Edited by Marco Catarci and Massimiliano Fiorucci

Intercultural Education in the European Context

Theories, Experiences, Challenges

This book offers a comparative analysis of the intercultural theories and practices developed in the European context. Bringing together work on the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, The Netherlands and Sweden, it examines specific approaches to intercultural education. Offering a broad framework for the study of intercultural ...

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Secularism and Identity
Secularism and Identity
Reza Gholami

Secularism and Identity

Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora

Within western political, media and academic discourses, Muslim communities are predominantly seen through the prism of their Islamic religiosities, yet there exist within diasporic communities unique and complex secularisms. Drawing on detailed interview and ethnographic material gathered in the UK, this book examines the ways in which a ...

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Of Doubt and Proof
Of Doubt and Proof
Edited by Daniela Berti, Anthony Good and Gilles Tarabout

Of Doubt and Proof

Ritual and Legal Practices of Judgment

All institutions concerned with the process of judging are necessarily concerned with the question of doubt. The contributors to this book broaden the theoretical understandings of the social role of doubt both in social science and in law and, by putting ritual and judicial settings into comparative perspective as well as legal processes ...

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Dismantling Diasporas
Dismantling Diasporas
Edited by Anastasia Christou and Elizabeth Mavroudi

Dismantling Diasporas

Rethinking the Geographies of Diasporic Identity, Connection and Development

Re-energising debates on the conceptualisation of diasporas in migration scholarship and in geography, this work stresses the important role that geographers can play in interrupting assumptions about the spaces and processes of diaspora. The intricate, material and complex ways in which those in diaspora contest, construct and perform identity ...

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Diasporas and Homeland Conflicts
Diasporas and Homeland Conflicts
Bahar Baser

Diasporas and Homeland Conflicts

A Comparative Perspective

As violent conflicts become increasingly intra-state rather than inter-state, international migration has rendered them increasingly transnational, as protagonists from each side find themselves in new countries of residence. In spite of leaving their homeland, the grievances and grudges that existed between them are not forgotten and can ...

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Suspect Families
Suspect Families
Edited by Torsten Heinemann, Ilpo Helén, Thomas Lemke, Ursula Naue and Martin G. Weiss

Suspect Families

DNA Analysis, Family Reunification and Immigration Policies

Suspect Families is the first book to investigate the social, political, and ethical implications of parental testing for family reunification in immigration cases. Drawing on policy documents, legal frameworks, case study material and interviews with representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisation and immigration authorities ...

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Preventing Human Trafficking
Preventing Human Trafficking
Robert W. Spires

Preventing Human Trafficking

Education and NGOs in Thailand

This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of similar organizations overseas, shedding ...

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Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage
Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage
Perla Innocenti

Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage

Intersecting Theories and Practices across Europe

This book highlights the strengths and benefits from new cultural networking practices but also the challenges and issues that arise, how these could be addressed and what lessons can be learnt. It also sets out to answer the questions ‘how’. How can we leverage the power of cross-border cultural networks in a contested place such as Europe ...

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