Floya Anthias

Floya Anthias
University of Roehampton | RU · Social Sciences

Ph.D (London), M.Soc.Sc (Birmingham), B.Sc.(Soc) (LSE), PGCE (London)

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August 2012 - August 2015
University of East London
Position
  • Professor
December 2007 - present
University of Roehampton
Position
  • Professor Emeritus
Description
  • I joined as Professor in 2007 and became Emeritus in 2012
December 2003 - August 2007
Oxford Brookes University
Position
  • Professor of Sociology

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Publications (86)
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In this report, we do not present British social sciences as unified and non-conflictual; nor do we see social sciences in the UK as isolated from professional or political developments in other countries and regions. In addition, the report is multi-disciplinary; it covers research from the fields of psychosocial studies, sociology, social policy,...
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Purpose – In this chapter I engage with central debates in sociology regarding ways of thinking about identity, belonging and diversity. The purpose is to provide a critical engagement with the problems involved, at both a conceptual and political level and to suggest ways forward. Approach – I critically examine and compare the notions of belongin...
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The article explores the collision and collusion between inequalities and identities with a focus on transnational mobilities. The author engages critically with the notions of identity and belonging before exploring racism, and integration and diversity discourses and practices, as ways in which non-belongings become shaped and reinforced. Belongi...
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This paper presents two cases of minority faith school claim-making in England and considers what supporters of the claims say about their hopes and intentions for the schools. The paper redresses a gap in the literature on minority faith school claims and on minority claim-making more generally, which has tended to present minority claims as expre...
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This book engages with the discourses and practices of integration within a range of European societies, attending to broader debates at the European and more transnational level. It provides a cross-disciplinary theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented analysis of the integration- migration nexus within debates and policies. Particular foci of t...
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In this chapter I maintain that we should be cautious and wary of the tropes of integration, which, I argue, tend towards the reinforcement of social boundaries and hierarchies while purportedly being aimed at dismantling them. I suggest, instead, recognition of the complex hetero- geneities of social life, which are temporal and situational rather...
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This book explores different facets of migrant women’s participation in the EU. It analyses the lives of new female migrants with a focus on the labour market, and domestic, care work and prostitution in particular, both in terms of regular and irregular status and using a biographical perspective. It draws on research in the frame of the FeMiPol p...
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Using mainly official data, this chapter maps the position of female migrants in the labour market and society. It examines their comparative activity, unemployment, incomes and working conditions in order to contextualise some of the integration issues that have arisen with the new migration. Given the limitations of the official data, this chapte...
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This chapter considers migrant women’s experiences with regard to welfare and labour market policies in Europe and in particular in relation to tendencies towards greater privatisation and deregulation of labour markets, along with the downsizing of welfare regimes. While the effects can be felt across European societies, the policies also impact o...
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This article focuses on rethinking the intersectional approach towards a greater framing within the new political economy and particularly concerns itself with the ways such an approach can contribute to theorising various manifestations of gendered violence. The article examines a range of different forms of violence and reflects on how an interse...
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This paper proposes the need to move beyond current integration and diversity discourses (and their practices). It argues that whilst purportedly aiming to attack social divisions, on the one hand, these are underpinned by binary and essentialized constructions of these very divisions, on the other. They thereby reinforce notions of ‘us’ and ‘them’...
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This article contributes to the growing debate on intersectionality by proposing a theoretical framing which attends to different levels of analysis in terms of what is being referred to (social categories or concrete social relations); societal arenas of investigation; and historicity (processes and outcomes). It discusses questions of social onto...
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This article evaluates the potential found within two approaches that recognize the complexity of social hierarchy in different ways. First, it looks at the revival of class analysis within culturally inflected approaches to class. These have incorporated a number of societal relations, broadly referred to as the symbolic, the social and the cultur...
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This timely and innovative book analyses the lives of new female migrants in the EU with a focus on the labour market, domestic work, care work and prostitution in particular. It provides a comparative analysis embracing eleven European countries from Northern (UK, Germany, Sweden, France), Southern (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus) and East...
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This paper considers how the experiences of transnational migration in the contemporary period problematise the theorisation of stratification. Drawing on research data from two comparative research projects in Europe it discusses how migration and experiences of racial and ethnic exclusion, as well as counter-strategies by migrants, need to be inc...
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This paper looks at how migrant women mobilise resources to deal with disadvantages and exclusions in the labour market and vis a vis state practices and policies. It examines forms of mobilisation of resources and cultural and social capital drawing on a comparative study of female migrants in Europe. The paper assesses the ways in which the pract...
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Transnational migration studies need to be framed within a contextual, dynamic and processual analysis that recognises the interconnectedness of different identities and hierarchical structures relating to, for example, gender, ethnicity, 'race' and class at different levels in society. This article looks at a range of problematic issues in migrati...
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This article reflects on the concepts of cultural diversity, belonging and identity which inform important debates for managing ‘difference’ in contemporary European societies. These address issues relating to transnational migration, ethnic diversity and racialisation in a range of social contexts. The article also reflects on the concept of inter...
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This paper considers the role of ethnic bonds as social capital. We use three family case studies of entrepreneurs from minority ethnic groups in the food sector in the UK to explore the complex uses of ethnicity in the pursuit of a better social and economic position. We also consider the ways in which ethnicity and ethnic bonds are often understo...
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This paper casts a critical eye on the ‘race’ and class debate in the British literature on race. It begins by arguing that ‘race’ derives its analytical status from its location within the wider category of ‘ethnos An exploratory framework is provided that defines racism’ and distinguishes it from race’ A number of central positions on the links b...
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This paper reflects on the understanding of contemporary forms of identity construction within the fields of ethnicity, migration and transnational population movements. It casts a critical eye on new forms of identity hailed by the related notions of diaspora, hybridity and cosmopolitanism. The paper also reflects on the concept of intersectionali...
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The key informant interviews aimed at gathering additional information about the relevant policies at hand in national contexts. The key informants are themselves strategic actors in the field and their views and attitudes are not necessarily objective or close to the truth. Experts’ interviews are thus understood as both adding presumably „objecti...
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In the literature on self-employment in general and female entrepreneurship in particular, what has rarely been considered is whether women entrepreneurs, like some of their male counterparts, can also treat their family and their ethnicity as a resource for pursuing economic advantages for themselves and their family and the extent to which gender...
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This paper reflects on the concept of social capital through a discussion of the differential uses of ethnic ties for minority ethnic groups. It is argued that we should confine the notion of social capital to mobilisable social ties and networks. Resources such as those found in ethnic networks and bonds will only be social capital if they are mob...
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This article focuses on contemporary gendered politics of migration and belonging in Britain. The article starts with an examination of migration and the construction of boundaries in Europe and, more specifically, the gendered implications of recent immigration policies (labour, family, asylum) and the gendered nature of the notion of "secure bord...
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Many studies consider the importance of genderin relation to social processes and to entrepreneurship, yet few have addressedwhether women entrepreneurs can find a resource for gaining economic advantagesin their family and ethnicity. The relationship between self-employment and gender is examined, focusing onfemale-led businesses, and assessing th...
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This article argues that the concept of `identity' is of limited heuristic value and proposes that it may instead be more useful to deploy the notion of narratives of location and positionality for addressing the range of issues normally thought to be about collective identity. Location and positionality (and translocational positionality) are more...
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This paper is concerned with the problems and the potential in bringing together the analysis of the different forms of oppression, particularly in the light of the debate on how feminism can be reconciled with multiculturalist democracies. In order to avoid the Scylla of feminist fundamentalism and the Charybdis of cultural relativism, the paper a...
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This paper is concerned with the problems and the potential in bringing together the analysis of the different forms of oppression, particularly in the light of the debate on how feminism can be reconciled with multiculturalist democracies. In order to avoid the Scylla of feminist fundamentalism and the Charybdis of cultural relativism, the paper a...
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The growth of interest in non-class forms of social division and identity, accompanied by an increasing focus on ethnic and gender inequalities (Therborn 2000), characterizes contemporary sociology. However, this has not been accompanied by a rethinking of social stratification theory; the latter is still generally seen to be about economic inequal...
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One of the most characteristic features of contemporary debates in the social sciences is the growth of interest in non-class forms of social division and identity, accompanied by an increasing focus on ethnic and gender inequalities. This paper attempts to provide a frame for incorporating such divisions into stratification theory by placing the n...
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Within most approaches to stratification gender and ethnicity are seen to pertain primarily to the symbolic or cultural realms, whilst class is regarded as pertaining to material inequality. This constructs gender and ethnic positioning as entailing honour, deference, worth, value and differential treatment (sometimes expressed through the notion o...
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Within most approaches to stratification gender and ethnicity are seen to pertain primarily to the symbolic or cultural realms, whilst class is regarded as pertaining to material inequality. This constructs gender and ethnic positioning as entailing honour, deference, worth, value and differential treatment (sometimes expressed through the notion o...
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Approaches that find hybrid social forms to be results of interculturality and diasporic relations claim that these are able to transcend "old ethnicities" and that they constitute transgressive cultural formations. I shall argue that the concept of hybridity, although denoting important developments and challenges to static and essentialist notion...
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It is now generally acknowledged that mainstream approaches to migration, of both the liberal and Marxist varieties, have tended to be gender blind and have failed to consider the role of the family and social networks in the migration process (Buijs 1993; Brah 1996). Women, however, have been particularly affected by transnational global processes...
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Jean Curthoys, Feminist Amnesia: The Wake of Women's Liberation, London: Routledge, 1997, £40.00 (£12.99 paperback), xiv+200 pp. (ISBN 0-415-148073) Mary Evans, Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1997, £39.50 (£11.95 paperback), 170 pp. (ISBN 07-456-14760) Heidi Safia Mirza (ed.), Black British Feminism: A Reader, L...
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This paper explores contemporary approaches to identity within modernity with reference to the influential recent work of Anthony Giddens (1991, 1994) and recent debates on hybridity and diaspora developed within what may be termed a postmodern framework. Unlike Giddens’ focus on the unitary self of high modernity, whose political project is self‐a...
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In this article, I will focus on institutional racism and discuss the problems with the idea of 'unwitting racism' found in the report. I will argue that there are a number of conceptual confusions in the report. It is necessary to disassociate the unintentional effects of procedures, from procedures that relate to the exercise of judgements and ag...
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L'A. presente une analyse critique de l'approche de Tariq Modood pour qui la division blancs-noirs n'est pas aussi importante que l'actuelle division entre l'Europe et l'Islam, les musulmans de la classe ouvriere etant a ses yeux les principales cibles du racisme. Mais, selon l'A., des oppositions en termes de culture ne sont pas plus (ni moins) ap...
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This paper attempts to provide a framework for theorising the social divisions of gender, ethnicity and class in terms of parameters of differentiation and inequality which lie at the heart of ‘the social’. The paper argues that there are common parameters to the social divisions of gender, ethnicity’,race’(and class) in terms of categories of diff...
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This paper evaluates the use of the concept of 'diaspora' as an alternative way of thinking about transnational migration and ethnic relations to those ways that rely on 'race' and 'ethnicity'. It examines the heuristic potential of the concept, as a descriptive typological tool and as a social condition and societal process. Both approaches are de...
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The attempt to disaggregate and deconstruct the categories of gender, race and ethnic phenomena is a characteristic feature of contemporary debates on these issues. This paper begins by examining the problem of static and reified categories, particularly in the context of multiculturalism and its focus on ethnicity. The need to connect social categ...
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This paper argues that anti‐racism and multiculturalism tend to homogenize ethnic or minority groups by using static and reified conceptions of race, ethnicity and culture. Consequently, they fail to address the multiplicity of racisms as forms of exclusion and the notion of racism as entailing different outcomes for gender and class categories as...
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This paper seeks to connect `race' and ethnic phenomena and locates this discussion within a multiculturist context that seeks to redress racial disadvantage by providing for ethnic difference. It is argued that the connection between race and ethnic categories is more fundamental, and yet the connection between fighting racism and ethnic pluralism...
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This wide-ranging and accessible book examines race in relation to social divisions such as ethnicity, gender and class. It provides a major new approach to studying the boundaries of race, and will be of interest to students of sociology, ethnic studies and gender studies. © 1992 Floya Anthias and Nira Yuval-Davis. All rights reserved.
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Given the centrality of nationalism in the political history of Cyprus within the last 50 years or so it is not surprising that the issue of nationality should be the one remaining bastion of formal male superiority in the present territorially divided state. The recent Sex Equality legislation (Chappa 1987: 11) has one proviso — the exclusion of r...
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This book examines the place of women within ethnic and national communities in nine different societies, and the ways in which the state intervenes in their lives. Contributions from a group of scholars examine the situations in their religious, economic and historical context.
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Places the rise in Greek-Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot nationalism in a historical framework. Also traces the rise of the Cypriot Communist Party composed of Greeks and Turks. The growth in ethnic conflict is documented from the 1955 EOKA attacks on the British to the present, placing it in its regional and strategic context. -R.Land

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