In this seminar, we will investigate the integration of immigrants and their descendants in Europe and focus on the role religion plays in explaining integration processes. The seminar will start with an introduction to integration theories. We will then learn that integration can take place on different integration dimensions (e.g., socioeconomic, social and cultural integration). As previous studies highlight the crucial role majorities play in the integration processes of ethnic minorities, we will furthermore examine majorities’ discriminatory behaviour and attitudes towards immigrants. We will read and discuss theoretical as well as empirical studies in this seminar.
- Drouhot, Lucas G., and Victor Nee. 2019. "Assimilation and the Second Generation in Europe and America: Blending and Segregating Dynamics Between Immigrants and Natives." Annual Review of Sociology 45: 177-199.
- Foner, Nancy, and Richard Alba. 2008. "Immigrant Religion in the U.S. and Western Europe: Bridge or Barri-er to Inclusion?" International Migration Review 42(2): 360-392.