Migration in migration-related diversity? The nexus between superdiversity and migration studies

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Abstract

This article argues that the notion of ‘superdiversity’ implies an investigation of diversity that goes well beyond the nature of migration origins and trajectories. To probe the academic value of superdiversity, I situate it within broader academic debates, suggesting that it is necessary to distinguish between superdiversity as a malleable social science concept – a set of variables that researchers conjunctively investigate – and superdiversity as a context in which these variables play out in complex social patterns. I argue that complexity is an integral aspect of superdiversity, before explaining how innovative research methods were used to investigate superdiversity in a dual-site project in London and Toronto in order to explore its relevance for global comparative research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-567
Number of pages13
JournalEthnic and racial studies
Volume38
Issue number4
Early online date24 Oct 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ITC-CV

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