Labor Migration (in Kooperation mit dem Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung BIM)

22.06.2015 um 18:00

Vortrag von Sarah Mazouz: "Dual citizenship in action: Transnational Status and Equal Rights in Germany" "Drawing on the political anthropology of the State, my project focuses on present-day Germany to analyze how issues related to the dual citizenship recognition are linked/intertwined with the reconfiguration of EU-immigration policies. Based upon an ethnographic fieldwork conducted from January 2015 on, I aim at studying both dual citizenship politics and individual experiences to build a multi-dimensional model of nation and immigration issues in the European context. First, I examine how dual citizenship has been problematized in Germany between 1989 and 2013 - when took place the most recent controversy about its full recognition. Then, I analyze the discursive strategies and collective actions that aim at improving the full recognition of dual citizenship. Thirdly, I observe the legal and administrative practices framing the German State "tolerance" towards dual citizenship. Finally, through personal narratives, my work explores the everyday lives of diverse German dual citizens, in order to show how gender, race and social class impact the way they experience dual citizenship. With a comparative approach adopted to differentiate migration experiences, this project explores how dual citizen's statuses may weave into patterns of everyday life. I also refer to legal consciousness studies to analyze how juridical and administrative statuses may impact (or not) the lived experience of discrimination. More broadly, based upon my on-going fieldwork in Germany and my previous works on French antidiscrimination and naturalization policies, my presentation will examine the way European states turn foreigners into citizens. Thus, I address the ambivalence and ambiguities of our current political configuration, which intertwines immigration and borders issues with racialization and boundaries making processes."

Raum 311, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Möhrenstraße 40/41, 10117 Berlin