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Aspirations and Hope Distribution in the Emigration of Maghrebi Europeans in Montreal
Mandin, Jérémy
2020In Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 18 (3), p. 300-312
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Keywords :
Emigration; Montréal; Hope; Maghrebi Europeans
Abstract :
[en] The article addresses contemporary forms of European emigration more specifically of Belgian and French ‘second-generation’ migrant youngsters of Maghrebi background leaving Europe for Montreal (Canada). Building on an ethnographic field research conducted in France, Belgium and Montreal over a period of four years, this article explores the aspirations that participants pursued through migration and how these aspirations evolved in the course of the migration trajectory. This article describes young Maghrebi European’s experiences as unfolding in different configurations of hope distribution in Europe and Canada. While the emergence of emigration desires is connected with the shrinking hope for desirable futures in Europe, moving to Montreal is experienced as an opening of new hopes albeit with mixed results in terms of actual economic or professional upward mobility.
Disciplines :
Sociology & social sciences
Author, co-author :
Mandin, Jérémy ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (CEDEM)
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Title :
Aspirations and Hope Distribution in the Emigration of Maghrebi Europeans in Montreal
Publication date :
13 May 2020
Journal title :
Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis Online
Special issue title :
Leaving Europe: New Crises, Entrenched Inequalities and Alternative Routes of Social Mobility
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Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
European Projects :
H2020 - 680014 - MiTSoPro - Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe
Funders :
KU Leuven - Catholic University of Leuven [BE]
CE - Commission Européenne [BE]
ERC - European Research Council [BE]


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