Am 26. Januar 2023 veranstaltet das Department für Migration und Globalisierung das dritte Seminar aus der Reihe "Beyond the usual suspects: Overlooked (f)actors in migration governance" in Präsenz an der Universität für Weiterbildung Krems und online über Zoom.


  • 26.01.2023 von 10:30 bis 11:30 Uhr - Anmeldung hier

    Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Scheibelhofer, Privatdoz. M.A. (University of Vienna)

    Delivering and (re-)producing social inequalities in a diverse society: Insights from welfare state institutions and street-level bureaucrats’ practices (in presence)



Today, we are experiencing social life in a super-diverse society (Vertovec 2007) and the question arises as to how welfare state institutions deal with this fact. In our various research projects about inequalities in transnational migration societies, my research team and me are focusing on the perspective of the involved actors themselves, who are both at the core of our interpretative constructivist research (Charmaz 2008): migrants and street-level workers of diverse welfare state institutions. We perceive these actors as embedded into broader societal systems: In the case of street-level bureaucrats, these are the welfare state institutions they work for; for migrants, these are their manifold social networks including their workplaces etc., but also broader society that confronts them with everyday discrimination and racism. I will conclude the talk by addressing difficulties we are dealing with in our research, such as the consequences of positionalities of the actors involved and us, the researchers.


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