Comparative Research in Migration and Citizenship Studies: Transformative Change or Status Quo Dynamics?

Friday, 20 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC20 Comparative Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Amidst many other “great transformations,” one of the major transformations of the past century has concerned migration as social phenomenon and as an object of sociological inquiry. This Session seeks to bring together established as well as junior scholars who study socio-economic, political and cultural manifestations of migration in contemporary world to discuss a possibility and reality of comparative research focus as well as to debate new theoretical approaches to migration and citizenship studies.
The session attempts to bring together some debatable perceptions of international migration flows and seeks to foster future research into puzzling questions of migration and citizenship studies. It will be interested in discussion of prospective theoretical and methodological paths for migration studies in the XXI century. The session aims to bring up for discussion and to have as an explicit agenda the next big questions of research in migration and citizenship.
Transnational migration will be one of the primary issues for the papers to discuss. Also the proposed session aims to offer scholars an opportunity to discuss recent research findings as well as insights into best practices (and worst aspects) of field research that somehow blends migration studies, citizenship studies, and religious studies with comparative perspectives in sociology.
Session Organizers:
Andrey REZAEV, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation and Peter KIVISTO, Augustana College and St Petersburg State University, USA
Peter KIVISTO, Augustana College and St Petersburg State University, USA
Oral Presentations
Models of Social Inclusion and Social Exclusion of the First and Second Generations of Transnational Migrants in Russia, France, and the USA: Comparative Sociological Analysis
Pavel LISITSYN, Saint-Petersburg State University of E conomics, Russian Federation; Alexander STEPANOV, TANDEM, St. Petersburg State University, Russia