Living Integration:

Living Integration:

At the Crossroads between Official Policies, Public Discourses and Everyday Practices

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Fjord landscape in Trøndelag: houses, hills and mountains surrounding the fjord covered in snow.

Project

Project

This project will explore how the phenomenon and the concept of integration is perceived, practiced and experienced in political, institutional and everyday practices in specific local communities. The primary aim is to generate new knowledge on how all parts of Norwegian society, and not only migrant people, are affected by and take part in the complex processes of integration.

The project has a cultural analytical approach, focussing on narratives and everyday practices regarding access, belonging, equality and participation, as well as difference, exclusion and discrimination. We have a particular focus on asymmetrical structural and symbolic power dimensions of gender, class, sexuality, age and religion. The contribution of this project is thus an exploration of the social and cultural complexities involved when the political aim of integration is implemented in a local community, and embraced, discussed, challenged, disputed and negotiated at various sites and by differently positioned subjects.     


Paper presentations

Paper presentations

Gullikstad, B., G. K. Kristensen, A. Penner og T.F. Sætermo (2021) How to do research on immigrant integration? 20th Nordic Migration Research conference & 17th ETMU conference, University of Helsinki, 11.01.21 - 14.01.21

Gullikstad, B. (2021) Public narratives of local integration as success. What do they contribute to? 20th Nordic Migration Research conference & 17th ETMU conference, University of Helsinki, 11.01.21 - 14.01.21

Kristensen, G. K. (2021): How to "do good" in research on immigrant integration? 20th Nordic Migration Research conference & 17th ETMU conference, University of Helsinki, 11.01.21 - 14.01.21

 

 

Kristensen G. K. and B. Gullikstad (2021): Success or Failure? Political Narratives on Immigration and Migrant Integration in Rural Norway. 20th Nordic Migration Research conference & 17th ETMU conference, University of Helsinki, 11.01.21 - 14.01.21

 

Penner, A. (2021): “Are you researching right now?”: Critical reflections on positionality in studying migrant integration. 20th Nordic Migration Research Conference & 17th ETMU Conference. Helsinki 11.01.21 - 14.01.21

Penner, A. (2021) Failing Forward in Integration Research: Reflections and Prospects of a PhD candidate. ESA RN 35 “Sociology of Migration” – Midterm Conference. ESA, IMISCOE, Cottbus Technical University, Berlin 21.01.21 - 22.01.21

 

Sæterhaug, T. and L. Dyrlid (2021) Immigrants as productive/unproductive others in the Norwegian integration regime. 20th Nordic Migration Research conference & 17th ETMU conference, University of Helsinki, 11.01.21 - 14.01.21

 

Network

International network

Ann-Dorte Christensen, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University, Denmark

Maja Povrzanovic Frykman, Professor, Department of Global Political studies, Malmö University, Sweden

Suvi Keskinen, Appointed Professor, Swedish School of Social Science, Helsinki University, Finland

Maria Kontos, Senior Reseach Associate, institute of Social research, J W Goethe University, Germany

 

Funding

Facts

Funding

 

 Funding

The project is funded by FRIHUMSAM, The Research Council of Norway (2017-2020).

Logo, The Research Council of Norway

Publications

Publications

New book

Gullikstad, Berit; Kristensen, Guro Korsnes and Sætermo, Turid Fånes (2021). Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget

The book - open access

Film showing authors discussing their chapters 

Book chapters

Gullikstad, Berit and Kristensen, Guro Korsnes (2021). "Vi er jo et mangfoldssamfunn". Mangfold som offentlig integreringsfortelling: (re)produksjon av likhet og ulikhet? In Gullikstad, Berit; Kristensen, Guro Korsnes and Sætermo, Turid Fånes (eds). Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget

Kristensen, Guro Korsnes and Sætermo, Turid Fånes (2021). Hvordan lykkes med integrering? Stedsproduserende fortellinger om integrering i to rurale kommuner. In Gullikstad, Berit; Kristensen, Guro Korsnes and Sætermo, Turid Fånes (eds). Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget

Kristensen, Guro Korsnes and Gullikstad, Berit (2021). Rural Authenticity as Cosmopolitan Modernity? Local Political Narratives on Immigration and Integration in Rural Norway. In Pospec, Pavel; Fuglestad, Eirik Magnus and Figueiredo (eds). Politics and Policies of Rural Authenticity. Routledge

Penner, Angelina "Den gode borgeren" og "den flinke flyktningen": Fortellinger om dugnad, ideer om homogenitet og rasialisering. In Gullikstad, Berit; Kristensen, Guro Korsnes and Sætermo, Turid Fånes (eds). Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget

Sætermo, Turid Fånes; Gullikstad, Berit og Kristensen, Guro Korsnes (2021). Å studere fortellinger om integrering i en lokalsamfunnskontekst: En introduksjon til et komplekst forskningsfelt. In Gullikstad, Berit; Kristensen, Guro Korsnes and Sætermo, Turid Fånes (eds). Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget

Sætermo, Turid (2021). "Hvordan gjør dere det i andre kommuner?" Fortellinger om integreringsarbeid mellom nærhet og avstand. In Gullikstad, Berit; Kristensen, Guro Korsnes and Sætermo, Turid Fånes (eds). Fortellinger om integrering i norske lokalsamfunn. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget