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Title(s)»We Are All Activists«
Subtitle(s)Exploring Solidarities in Activism By, With and For Refugees and Migrants in Hamburg
CreatorRzadtki, Lea  1270149679
AbstractWho is taken into consideration when we talk about the citizens, about the people or the activists? Often it is a rather unquestioned privileged positionality, which is taken to be the standard that most of the time it is actually not. In this quote, the activist Madjiguène Cissé, from the transnational Sans-Papiers movement, raises that just because someone or something is not visible—to the broader public or a particular public—it does not mean that they have not been there for a long time. Migrant rights activism is not a new phenomenon but has intensified and become more networked and visible over the past years (Eggert & Giugni, 2015). This study explores group contexts of activism by, with and for refugees and migrants in Hamburg, the claims, interactions, challenges and processes that activists experience, discuss and deal with. I have approached activists experiencing political organizing in this context from a constructivist grounded theory perspective. This allowed me to develop conceptual perspectives grounded in activist groups’ realities and was advanced through existing literature on this social movement but also theories from other research fields. Solidarities emerged throughout the research process as a more concrete focus. This research sets out to answer the questions: What does solidarity mean in social movements, and how do migrant rights activist practices result in negotiating, enacting and challenging it? This publication is a revised version of my dissertation thesis.
KeywordsMigrant; Rights; Immigration; Einwanderung; Migrant; Rechte; Immigration
Year of publication in PubData2022
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Publication versionPublished version
Date issued2022-09-27
Creation contextResearch
NotesZugl.: Leuphana, Universität Lüneburg, Dissertation, 2021
Granting InstitutionLeuphana Universität Lüneburg
Published byMedien- und Informationszentrum, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
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Title of the resource type»We Are All Activists«: Exploring Solidarities in Activism By, With and For Refugees and Migrants in Hamburg
IdentifierDOI: 10.14361/9783839463499
AuthorRzadtki, L.
Publication year2022
Place of publicationBielefeld
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