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ETMU-days – 2nd Call for Sessions

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on April 27, 2009

We have already received submissions for work shops in ETMU-days 2009 of following subjects (language of the group inside brackets):Finland (Finnish)

Migrant’s health and well-fare (Finnish and English)
Muslim women as a minority (English and Finnish)
Diversity management, migrant labour (Finnish or English)
Intercultural and transnational competence in higher education (Finnish or English)
Finland and innovative cultural diversity? (Finnish and English)
Ethnicity from the point of view of visual anthropology (Finnish and English)
Adaptation of Karelians to

There is still room for new submissions and thus we announce the second Call for Sessions open. We are waiting for the suggestions for work shops by 25th May. Our secretary (maiju.parviainen[AT]joensuu.fi) is also ready to receive your abstract suggestions to be send on to the co-coordinators for the work shops. We are about to add further information about the work shops to the website of Etmu in the near future.

Further details: http://www.etmu.fi/index_eng.html

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ETMU Days 2009 – Joensuu (Finland) 22-23 October 2009

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on April 27, 2009

The 6th ETMU Days will be held in Joensuu, Eastern Finland, under the title “Finland and Innovative Cultural Diversity”. The main speakers are Doreen Massey (The Open University, UK) and Tariq Modood (University of Bristol, UK). The purpose of the event is to create an opportunity for researchers and representatives of different sectors for open dialogue with each other and to discuss Finland of tomorrow. The ETMU Days in Joensuu will form a multiform ensemble including scientific presentations, workshops and roundtable discussions on current topics. The theme of the evening banquet is “FinlandRemix” which offers something traditional and something new wrapped in a package never seen or experienced before!

Further details: http://www.etmu.fi/etmudays/eng/etmudays.html

Latest edition of Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration

Posted in Academic Journals by Pippa on April 20, 2009

Editorial
Pasi Saukkonen, Leena Suurpää & Tuomas Martikainen: Generations in Flux – International Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnicity, Integration and Family Ties
ETMU Days 2008:
Astrid Thors: Opening Address
Jussi Pajunen: Opening Address

Articles
Floya Anthias: Translocational Belonging, Identity and Generation: Questions and Problems in Migration and Ethnic Studies
Rashmi Singla, Anne Sophie Fabricius & Anne Holm: South Asian Diasporic Youth in Denmark: Socio-Economic Strategies
Marko Juntunen: Diasporic Silences and Multicultural Encounters in Varissuo, Finland

Book Reviews
Ines Hasselberg: Herbert, Joanna (2008) Negotiating Boundaries in the City: Migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Britain.
Heli Hyvönen: Pennix, Rinus, Berger, Maria and Kraal, Karen (eds.) (2006) The Dynamics of International Migration and Settlement in Europe: A State of the Art.
Perttu Salmenhaara: Leitzinger, Antero (2008) Ulkomaalaiset Suomessa 1812–1972.

 

http://www.etmu.fi/fjem/downloads.html

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FINLAND AND INNOVATIVE CULTURAL DIVERSITY – call for sessions

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on February 10, 2009

October 22-23, 2009
The Finnish Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration
University of Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland Joensuu, Finland

The theme of the sixth annual ETMU Days, Finland and Innovative Cultural Diversity, is being approached from several angles. The purpose of the event is to create an open dialogue for researchers and representatives of different sectors and to discuss Finland of tomorrow. The ETMU Days in Joensuu will offer a multiform ensemble including scientific presentations, workshops and roundtable discussions on current topics.

The theme area of the ETMU Days can be approached from following directions: ethnicity, international mobility, multiculturalism, integration, indigenous and national minorities, minority rights, citizenship, nationalism, racism, refugees, religion, gender, education, upbringing and comparable topics.

The speakers at the conference are Professor Doreen Massey (Open University, UK), Professor Tariq Modood (University of Bristol), Dr Aulikki Sippola, Professor Ari Lehtinen (University of Joensuu) and Docent Pasi Saukkonen (CUPORE, University of Helsinki). Also MDs Merja Räihä (Prokura) and Kim Väisänen (Blancco Ltd) are to be given the floor as well as to the presentatives of ministry level and EU.

The languages of the conference are Finnish and English.

Please, send your suggestion for a workshop Several workshops dealing with the above mentioned themes will be held at the conference. Researchers, research groups and students of the field may suggest topics for these workshops. The suggestions should include the name of the workshop and an approx. 200-word introduction to the theme. Suggestions should also specify the language of the workshop to be used and are to be submitted by 30.03.2009.

We are also searching for co-ordinators for the workshops. Their task is to choose abstracts for their workshops and function as chairpersons. The co-ordinators themselves are also welcome to suggest topics for workshops. As each workshop is established, information about it will be added to the website of ETMU and abstracts for them can be suggested from that moment onwards, yet latest in August 2009.

For further information: http://etmu.fi/etmudays/eng/etmudays.html

Session proposals: Conference secretary Maiju Parviainen, maiju.parviainen@joensuu.fi

Organizers
ETMU: The Finnish Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration
Together with University of Joensuu (Karelian Institute, Department of Finnish Language and Cultural Research and Department of Sociology and Social Policy).
In collaboration with University of Eastern Finland and North Karelian University of Applied Sciences.

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Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration

Posted in Academic Journals, Diaspora, Migration by Pippa on January 7, 2009

ABOUT FJEM
Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration (FJEM) is a scholarly and professional journal, published by the Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU). It aims to promote and advance the circulation of the multidisciplinary study of ethnic relations and international migration that is conducted in Finland and its neighbourhood, especially the other Nordic countries. The Journal is trilingual (English, Finnish, Swedish) and published twice a year.

CONTENTS

Editorial
* Tuomas Martikainen: Nordic Migrations – Past and Present. The 4th Etmu Days in Turku/Åbo, 26–27 October, 2007

Articles
* Diana Mulinari: Gendered Spaces: Women of Latin American Origin in Sweden
* Garbi Schmidt: Transnational Families among Turks and Pakistanis in
Denmark: Good Subjects, Good Citizens and Good Lives
* Jeanette Lauren & Sirpa Wrede: Immigrants in Care Work: Ethnic Hierarchies and Work Distribution
* Pirkko Pitkänen: Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Public Sector Work in Finland

Project Reports and Essays
* Kielo Brewis: Stress in the Multi-Ethnic Customer Contacts of the Finnish Civil Servants
* Laura Schwöbel: Highlights of the Sixth Biennial MESEA Conference in Leiden

Book Reviews
* Tuomas Martikainen: Singla, Rashmi (2008) Now and Then. Life Trajectories, Family Relationships, and Diasporic Identities
* Gail Hopkins: Julios, Christiana (2008) Contemporary British Identity

For further details: http://www.etmu.fi/index_eng.html

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