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Ethnization, migration, identity

doc. PhDr. Radim Marada, Ph.D., doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D., Mgr. Eva Šlesingerová, Ph.D., PhDr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D., Mgr. Martina Haltufová, Mgr. Radka Klvaňová, M.A., Mgr. Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků, Ph.D., Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky

The team aims at questions of social and cultural inclusion/exclusion of ethnically defined minorities and in this context also at the topic of migration. Given questions are researched first of all in the perspective of social experience of the people involved, their strategies, interests and relationships to other people or institutions. It also focuses on analysis of culturally defined and socially reproduced conditions of inclusion – and deals with, among other things, how these conditions are determined by influence of political, legal, economic or expert environment. In this context it focuses on the processes of ethnization of social participants' identities and self-identification of social participants with ethno-cultural characteristics, including impulses and consequences of such self-identifications or categorizations. It examines how the processes of identity ethnization place the participants into a mutual relationship of majority and minority, how the major and minor status of ethnized identities are culturally and socially reproduced and what consequences these set relationships have for the character and size of social cohesion.

Individual Projects

Indicators of efficiency of integration policies
Inclusion/exclusion of migrants in a transnational perspective
Different Czechs? Cultural Representation of Czech Nationality Borders
Migration, citizenship and transnationalism
Rethinking Minority and Migration Policies in Central Europe. Clash of Ethnic Particularism and Liberal Universalism
Social Cohesion and Conflict in the Perspective of Collective Memory
Ethnized Minorities as Impulse for State-Civil Integration [finished 2008 ]
Social Construction of Ethnocultural Identities and Dilemmas of Social Inclusion [finished 2008 ]
Analysis of Social Integration of Ethnic Minorities and Their Participation at Labour Market [finished 2007 ]
Policies for Promoting Employment for Roma - World Bank Project [finished 2007 ]

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