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de Lima (2010) Boundary crossings: Migration, belonging/‘un-belonging’ in rural Scotland With migration seen as a means of tackling rural population decline, de Lima (2010) challenges the perception of rural areas as being both devoid of migration and culturally homogenous. He contrasts this view with perceptions of municipal landscapes as cosmopolitan in outlook and the only locations where ethnic minorities can be found in Scotland. The study provides an intriguing account of identity and the sense of belonging held by international migrants to Scotland’s rural areas. The study is also an examination of the fluidity and plurality found within rural spaces, which also introduces the reader to the concept of ‘translocalism’. For additional studies on migrant labour in rural Scotland, also see de Lima and Wright (2009) who also explore both the role and the impact of migrant workers in rural communities, de Lima (2007) which finds migrants to be integral to the rural workforce and, Danson and Jentsch (2009) which focuses on processes on inclusion and exclusion. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Hopkins (2007a) ‘Blue squares’, ‘proper’ Muslims and transnational networks: Narratives of national and religious identities amongst young Muslim men living in Scotland Hopkins’ (2007a) study highlights the importance of global connections to young Scottish Muslim men in terms of their African or Asian heritage, and the ways in which markers of their identity vary considerably. The study explores issues of religion and nation from the perspective of young Muslim men in Scotland, placing their own narratives within the context of narratives of location, dislocation and positionality as offered by Floya Anthias. Also see related work by the same author: Hopkins (2004) which, examines the complexity of national identity for young Scottish Muslim men in a post 9/11 context, Hopkins (2007b) which challenges the view that Scotland’s youth are disengaged from mainstream politics and Hopkins (2009) which focuses on the experience of young Muslim men in Edinburgh and Glasgow within the context of debate surrounding masculinity. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Ugolini (2006) Memory, war and the Italians in Edinburgh: The role of communal myth With a focus on Edinburgh, this article by Ugolini (2006) sheds light on the diverse experiences of Italian immigrants during the Second World War when Britain and Italy were on opposing sides. This was a distressing time for many Italian immigrants across Britain (many were forced to relocate or moved to internment camps). The range of experiences in the Italian community have been suppressed and lost over time, supplanted by a dominant elite mythical narrative. Ugolini (2006) examines the construction of such lasting myths and frames the animosity shown towards the Italian community in wartime Britain within a context of reflection on general anti-alien sentiment. Also see Ugolini (2013) for a related study. Read More Visit site £ City of Edinburgh Journal article
Ugolini (2013) ‘Spaghetti lengths in a bowl?’ Recovering narratives of not ‘belonging’ amongst the Italian Scots Building on earlier work (See Ugolini, 2006) this study by Ugolini (2013) provides an interesting account of how second generation Italian Scots attribute a sense of ‘not belonging’ to the alienation the Italian community in Scotland experienced during the Second World War. The study provides an intriguing insight into narratives of childhood, Ugolini (2013) argues that the incessant animosity meted out to the Italian community during wartime was underpinned by an earlier discourse centred on race. In another study Hopkins (2008) discusses contemporary aspects of race in the context of debates over differences between Scotland and elsewhere within the UK. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article