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Drifting Along: Unemployment and Interwar Social Research, from Marienthal to Muncie

The author looks at the relationship between two famous early sociological community studies, „Middletown“ and „Marienthal.“ The latter became Paul Lazarsfeld’s „ticket out of Europe just as the continent was descending into fascism.“

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Transatlantic Migrants and Knowledge in the U.S. Immigrant Press

The author discusses the source value of U.S. immigrant newspapers. If there are many reasons to approach them with caution, they can still help scholars learn „what migrants knew and wanted their fellow migrants to know…“

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“The Ideological Deportation of Foreigners and ‘Local Subjects of Foreign Extraction’ in Interwar Egypt” – Interview with Rim Naguib

Rim Naguib’s article, “The Ideological Deportation of Foreigners and ‘Local Subjects of Foreign Extraction’ in Interwar Egypt”, was published by the Arab Studies Journal this fall. In this interview, Rim discusses her research interests, her recent article, and the complex relationships between colonial legacies and processes of national independence in (interwar) Egypt.

From Hoyerswerda to Welcome Culture: Asylum and Integration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany

Annette Lützel explains the FRG’s very different responses to the large numbers of refugees who came in the early 1990s and in 2015. Citing recent employment and job-training numbers, she sees an ongoing positive trend.

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Not a Given Object: What Historians Can Learn from the Reflexive Turn in Migration Studies

„Migration“ is not a stable, preexisting category but rather a product of societal processes that shape what the term comprises. We must take these entanglements with the past into account in our present-day research.

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Young Refugees and Knowledge in New York during World War II: The Example of Babette Deutsch’s ‘The Welcome’

A book for children about young refugees in New York was rooted in real experiences. Its author’s eye for children’s agency can help us to understand refugee children as go-betweens in wartime New York.

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