About this book
This book provides the first sustained empirical evidence on the relationships between marriage migration and processes of integration, focusing on two of the largest British ethnic minority groups involved in these kinds of transnational marriages – Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
In Britain, and across Europe, concern has been increasingly expressed over the implications of marriage-related migration for integration. Children and grandchildren of former immigrants marrying partners from their ancestral ‘homelands’ is often presented as problematic in forming a 'first generation in every generation,’ and inhibiting processes of individual and group integration, impeding socio-economic participation and cultural change. As a result, immigration restrictions have been justified on the grounds of promoting integration, despite limited evidence. Marriage Migration and Integration provides much needed new grounding for both academic and policy debates.
This book draws on both quantitative and qualitative data to compare transnational ‘homeland’ marriages with intra-ethnic marriages within the UK. Using a distinctive holistic model of integration, the authors examine processes in multiple interacting domains, such as employment, education, social networks, extended family living, gender relations and belonging. It will be of use to students and scholars across sociology, social anthropology, and social policy with a focus on migration, integration, family studies, gender, and ethnic studies, as well as policy-makers and service providers in the UK and across Europe.
- Book Title Marriage Migration and Integration
- Series Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
- Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40252-5
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-40251-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40254-9
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-40252-5
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIX, 323
- Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
Social Sciences, general
Ethnicity, Class, Gender and Crime
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“The book highlights the interconnection between social domains, as seen in the role of receiving families in channelling migrant spouses towards or away from employment. It also highlights the crucial role of temporal and life-course dimensions, which interact with policies affecting transnational couples in important ways – as with the migrant spouses barred from employment because their overseas qualifications are not recognized, whilst unable to convert their qualifications because of lack of access to student funding, combined with the costs of family-building.” (Kaveri Qureshi, Ethnic and Racial Studies, June 16, 2020)