19-24 June 2021
BREAKING THE RULES? POWER, PARTICIPATION, TRANSGRESSION
“We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.” – François Rabelais
Former Hominger Sara Bonfanti will give a talk in the upcoming SIEF Congress under the Stream Mobility within the Panel Highly skilled migrants: challenging ‘integration’ categories convened by Tytti Steel (University of Helsinki) and Maja Povrzanovic Frykman (Malmö University).
While focusing on highly skilled migrants, this panel promotes and exemplifies the ways in which ethnographic research can challenge the conventional ‘integration’ categories and help advance the theoretical frameworks pertaining to manifold aspects of migrant settlement, inclusion and well-being.
Revisiting the life-story of an Indian kennismigrant in the Netherlands, Sara’s presentation explores the social disparities and cultural representations that produce and legitimise differential mobility patterns from South Asia to Europe. FYI, please read the abstract of the paper here: Struggles for making oneself at home in corporate Europe? Lessons from the life-story of an Indian expat in the Netherlands