The Kobane Generation examines the mobilisation of Kurdish diaspora communities in France in the context of the Syrian civil war and political unrest in Turkey and Iraq in the 2010s. It pays particular attention to how the second generation – the descendants of Kurdish migrants – mobilised in an unprecedented manner in the recent history of Kurdish mobilisations in Europe. The book offers important insights on the generational dynamics of diasporic mobilisations and more broadly of second-generation political activism beyond the diaspora context.
The Kobane Generation: Kurdish Diaspora Mobilising in France has been awarded the 2022 Alixa Naff Book Prize in Migration Studies.
This volume provides new insights into the evolution of enemy images in Russia and the ways in which societal actors perceive official projections of patriotism and militarism in the country. When analysing the trajectory of Russia’s foreign policy and the transformation of society in general, patriotism and the growing role of militarism are the key variables. The book provides a nuanced understanding of the nexus between these two and critically evaluates their implications for the Russian domestic development and foreign policy.Book Details
During the last two decades, economic sociology has experienced a remarkable revival and has become one of the most innovative fields of sociological research. Shifts in economic policy worldwide have led to the increasing interest in the sociological analysis of economic phenomena and institutions by challenging traditional research questions and demonstrating the limits and problems inherent in standard economic thinking and reasoning.Book Details
Youth on the Move addresses one of the most urgent social problems in many countries, the uncertain school-to-work transitions of young people. As a result, a ‘transition machinery’ has been created, consisting of various education and training measures realised by e.g. teachers and youth workers. The articles of the book combine perspectives from young people, policymakers, teachers, and youth workers in Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and England.Book Details