Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marieke Slootman
    Pages 1-11 Open Access
  3. Marieke Slootman
    Pages 13-40 Open Access
  4. Marieke Slootman
    Pages 41-57 Open Access
  5. Marieke Slootman
    Pages 59-83 Open Access
  6. Marieke Slootman
    Pages 111-147 Open Access
  7. Marieke Slootman
    Pages 169-179 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-202

About this book


Based on a study among higher-educated adult children of lower-class Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands, this open access book explores processes of identification among social climbers with ethnic minority backgrounds. Using both survey data and open interviews with these ‘minority climbers’, the study details the contextual and temporal nature of identification. The results illustrate how ethnicity is contextual but have tangible and inescapable effects at the same time. Also the findings call for a more reflexive use of terms like ethnic ingroup/outgroup and bonding/bridging. Overall, the book helps us understand the emergence of middle-class segments that articulate their minority identities and as such it will be of great interest to academics, policy makers and all those interested in processes of integration and/or diversity.


Social mobility of ethnic minorities Ethnic identification Migration and integration Citizenship Second-generation Moroccan and Turkish Dutch TIES project Social mobility Minority climbers Ethnic minorities Open access

Authors and affiliations

  • Marieke Slootman
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99595-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99596-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4087
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4095
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