Andersson, Mette Books
Dr. Mette Andersson received her doctoral degree in sociology at the University of Bergen, Norway where she is a senior research fellow and also co-director of IMER, a research unit concerned with international migration and ethnic relations. Her international experiences include visiting fellowships at Goldsmiths College, London, and Yale University. In addition to being the author of many articles and reports, she is a regular columnist in a major Norwegian daily paper.2005 0-7734-5986-3
This book deals with a prime political and scholarly issue in Europe and North America, the fate of migrant youth. Instead of seeing their precarious situation in simplified cultural terms, this book argues that an understanding of their situation has to rest upon an analysis of their everyday life situation. With a focus on the mechanisms of their outsidership and their ways of dealing with it, this book develops a generative model where the different ideal types of migrant youth social organization and mentalities are demonstrated. Resting on a solid empirical study of three migrant youth contexts, a street gang, a Muslim student association, and a sports club, the analysis demonstrates how they all represent specific soluti8ons to the problem of the spatial politics of recognition and misrecognition.
Building on theoretical perspectives from Schützian phenomenology, dialogical identity theory, and critical social theory, this work places its finding in wide comparative international context, and discusses its implications for future visions of multiculturalism and transnational solidarity. It is a timely intervention in several fields, including youth studies, migration research, identity theory, and social phenomenology.