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Eurostars and Eurocities: Free Movement and Mobility in an Integrating Europe

ISBN: 978-1-4051-3405-7
296 pages
February 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Eurostars and Eurocities: Free Movement and Mobility in an Integrating Europe examines intra-European Union migration in the cities of Amsterdam, London and Brussels.
  • Based on sixty in-depth interviews of free moving European citizens, and more than five years of ethnographic and documentary research, it uncovers the rarely studied human dimension of European integration
  • Examines the mobility, lifestyle and career opportunities created by the borderless society of the European Union, as well as the barriers that still persist
  • Analyses the new migration trends, challenges to the welfare state, and forms of urban cosmopolitanism linked to processes of European integration
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Series Editors’ Preface.

Preface.

1. FREEDOM-VRIJHEID-LIBERTÉ.

A Management Consultant’s Tale.

2. NEW AMSTERDAM.

A Logistics Manager’s Tale.

3. LONDON CALLS.

A Data Analyst’s Tale.

4. BRUSSELS-BRUSSEL-BRUXELLES.

An Architect’s Tale.

5. MIGRATION.

An Estate Agent’s Tale.

6. MOBILITY (1).

A Social Worker’s Tale.

7. MOBILITY (2).

A Landlady’s Tale.

8. SETTLEMENT.

A Businessman’s Tale.

9. INTEGRATION (1).

A Graphic Designer’s Tale.

10. INTEGRATION (2).

A Media Manager’s Tale.

11. LONDON LOVES.

A City Broker’s Tale.

12. OLD AMSTERDAM.

A Journalist’s Tale.

13. ANOMIE.

An IT Consultant’s Tale.

14. EUROPA.

Postface.

Appendix 1: Summary of interviews.

Appendix 2: A note on methodology.

Notes.

Bibliographical essay.

Index of interviewees.

Index

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Adrian Favell is Associate Professor of Sociology at UCLA. He is the author of Philosophies of Integration: Immigration and the Idea of Citizenship in France and Britain, and (with Michael Peter Smith) The Human Face of Global Mobility: International Highly Skilled Migration in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific.
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  • Based on 60 interviews in Amsterdam, London and Brussels, and featuring 13 in-depth portraits of resident foreign professionals
  • Examines the mobility, lifestyle and career opportunities created by the borderless society of the European Union, as well as the barriers that still persist
  • Analyzes the new migration trends, challenges to the welfare state, and forms of urban cosmopolitanism linked to processes of European integration
  • A rare combination of literary style and scholarly analysis
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"The book is well written and holds ones attention in the analysis as well as the firsthand accounts." (The Delta Intercultural Academy, 1 September 2011)

"Self-consciously and by design not a conventional social science product, Favell's book propels the reader much as a novel would into the private lives of 60 'pioneers of European integration,' educated and highly skilled trailblazers representing the 'small but symbolically powerful population' who have voluntarily left their 'nation-state society' to reap the rewards of denizenship in a big, rich Eurocity in northwest Europe." (American Journal of Sociology, September 2009)

"Favell analyses the new migration trends, challenges to the welfare state, and forms of urban cosmopolitanism linked to processes of European integration." (European Urban Knowledge Network Research & Practice Review, February 2009)

"In his new book, sociologist Adrian Favell challenges the belief that 'Eurostars' or high-flying expat Europeans, can live successfully anywhere in the EU." (Time Out Amsterdam, January 2009)

"A fascinating insight into the crucial and elusive topic of European identity, Eurostars and Eurocities is a pleasure to read."
Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

"Who are the Europeans? Eurostars and Eurocities presents a convincing portrait of the pitfalls, opportunities, sorrows and joys of people who have decided to give life a go in another European society."
Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley

"A rich ethnography that will surely become a major historical document of the experiences of free movers in the EU."
Juan Díez Medrano, University of Barcelona

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