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de Lima (2010) Boundary crossings: Migration, belonging/‘un-belonging’ in rural Scotland With migration seen as a means of tackling rural population decline, de Lima (2010) challenges the perception of rural areas as being both devoid of migration and culturally homogenous. He contrasts this view with perceptions of municipal landscapes as cosmopolitan in outlook and the only locations where ethnic minorities can be found in Scotland. The study provides an intriguing account of identity and the sense of belonging held by international migrants to Scotland’s rural areas. The study is also an examination of the fluidity and plurality found within rural spaces, which also introduces the reader to the concept of ‘translocalism’. For additional studies on migrant labour in rural Scotland, also see de Lima and Wright (2009) who also explore both the role and the impact of migrant workers in rural communities, de Lima (2007) which finds migrants to be integral to the rural workforce and, Danson and Jentsch (2009) which focuses on processes on inclusion and exclusion. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
de Lima (2012) Migration, ‘race’ equality and discrimination: A question of social justice This paper by de Lima (2012) provides an overview of the background to migration discourse in Scotland. Chiefly, the paper considers the economic impact of Scotland’s ageing population. Setting the discussion within a post-devolution context, the author argues that migration policies should not be based solely on economic drivers, but that principles of social justice should also be taken into account. This must be done in order to address both discrimination towards minority groups and the host community worries about threatened livelihoods. See also Rolfe and Metcalf (2009) which highlights migration’s central place in the Scottish Government’s economic strategy and the Scottish Government (2013b) review on equality outcomes, which covers attitudes to racial discrimination. For a study on Scottish public attitudes towards migration see McCollum et al. (2014) and similarly Bromley et al. (2007).Lewis (2006) examines attitudes found in Scotland towards asylum seekers and refugees. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Book
de Lima and Wright (2009) Welcoming migrants? Migrant labour in rural Scotland This study underlines the distinct differences that set rural Scotland apart from the rest of the UK as far as policy-making is concerned. Rural Scotland comprises remote areas, including the highlands and islands, within a geographically diverse landscape. De Lima and Wright (2009) explore key questions about the function played by migrant workers within the region, and their impact within rural communities. The authors also explore the role public sector agencies play in addressing the needs of all – both migrant and non-migrant - within rural communities. The authors draw attention to the paradoxical character of sizable Central and Eastern European migration to Scotland’s rural areas. On the one hand this immigration has placed pressure on public services and posed challenges in terms of integration, but, on the other, it has also filled labour gaps, checked outward migration and provided the basis for the regeneration of rural areas. See also de Lima et al. (2007) and Danson and Jentsch (2009); and Danson and Jentsch (2012) for related studies. Read More Visit site £ EU Scotland Journal article
de Lima et al. (2007) A study of migrant workers in Grampian This study of migrant workers in Grampian by de Lima et al. (2007) finds that migrants are an integral part of the locally employed workforce within the hospitality, agricultural and food processing sectors. Migrants are seen as the primary solution to labour shortages within the region. The study looks at the impact migrant workers have on local services. It also examines migrant access to these services. In doing so, the study identifies areas for consideration by service providers. The presence of a language barrier is a key point that emerges from the research. The language barrier is problematic for both service providers and migrant workers alike. In addition, a noticeable pattern of over qualified migrants subjected to irregular and long working hours is also in evidence. See also de Lima (2010); and Danson and Jentsch (2009) for further study of migrant labour in rural Scotland and, de Lima and Wright (2009) who also explore the roles and the impact of migrant workers within rural communities. Read More Visit site Free Aberdeenshire, Moray, Aberdeen City Scottish Government document
de Lima et al. (2011) Community consultation on poverty and ethnicity in Scotland The study by de Lima et al. (2011) seeks better understanding of income disparity and associated levels of poverty across a number of ethnic groups. Low paid Chinese, Eastern European, white Scottish and Traveller ethnic groups are included in the study. Research is conducted in Fife and Highland regions and local stakeholders contribute to the data that is analysed. Interviews sought to examine the perceptions of meaning and causes of poverty, its impact and the strategies employed to manage and ultimately escape the poverty trap. The study provides a fascinating insight into first-hand accounts of different ethnic groups’ experiences of poverty in Scotland. The subsequent discussion of policy implications is also valuable. See Barnard and Turner (2011) which examines evidence on the relationship between poverty and ethnicity across a number of domains, likewise Netto et al. (2011) and Hudson et al. (2013) which examines the link between ethnicity and poverty experienced by low paid workers. Read More Visit site Free Highland, Fife Third sector
Deakins et al. (1997) Developing success strategies for ethnic minorities in business: evidence from Scotland Through analysis of data gathered from interviews and case studies, Deakins et al. (1997) demonstrate that marketing strategies, effective networking and utilisation of contacts are integral to the success of small ethic minority business. These factors are crucial for entrepreneurship and diversification into mainstream development. The study focuses on the Strathclyde area but offers findings which are relevant for a wider geographical context which includes the UK and Europe. For a more recent study on this topic see also Deakins et al. (2009) which uncovers some of the coping strategies and innovations found in ethnic minority businesses, and investigates the mechanisms for their diversification and expansion into new markets. Further, Deakins et al. (2007) reveals role of social capital for ethnic minority businesses. See Lassalle et al. (2011) for a study of Polish entrepreneurs in Scotland. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Deakins et al. (2007) Ethnic minority businesses in Scotland and the role of social capital Building upon previous research, this Scottish Executive commissioned study by Deakins et al. (2007) discusses social capital and reveals the complexity and relevance of this phenomenon for ethnic minority businesses (EMBs). The study utilises both statistical and interview data. Although most of those who participated in the study where located within Glasgow, interviews were also conducted across Scotland including Edinburgh, Dundee/Forfar, Lowland Scotland, the Central Belt, the Highlands and Islands. The participants reflected the diversity found within EMBs and included respondents of Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Chinese and African ethnicity. The study explored the geographical and ethnic distribution of EMBs in Scotland as well as discussing the sectors - both emergent and traditional - in which they function. The study clearly demonstrates the significance of EMBs for Scotland. It also shows that the role played by social capital is both diverse and complex. See also Deakins et al. (1997) and Deakins et al. (2009). Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Deakins et al. (2009) Minority ethnic enterprise in Scotland Focusing on ethnic minority businesses, Deakins et al (2009) present a Scotland-wide study which analyses both interviews and statistical data and highlights the diversity of entrepreneurial experiences found across Scotland (both geographically and between business sectors). The study uncovers some of the coping strategies and innovation used by minority businesses with particular reference to attempts at diversification into new markets. Issues including racism, crime and security were found to be significant factors in determining the success of the diversification. The study calls for policy and policy implementation to improve communication and promote diversity, which the authors contend provides an important platform for business creativity and innovation. See also Deakins et al. (1997) who demonstrate that marketing strategies and networks are integral to the success of small ethic minority business and Deakins et al. (2007) a study that uncovers the complexity and relevance of social capital for ethnic minority business. For a study of Polish entrepreneurs in Scotland see Lassalle et al. (2011). Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Deuchar (2011) People look at us the way we dress and they think we’re gangsters - bonds, bridges, gangs and refugees - A qualitative study of inter-cultural social capital in Glasgow Deuchar (2011) draws attention to the interplay between Glasgow’s youth (gang) culture and marginalisation of young refugees. The study explores the concept of inter-cultural social capital, based on assertions that those communities who exhibit higher levels of inter-cultural social capital offer optimum conditions for refugee integration. Communities in which higher levels of social bonding and disconnection are displayed are less successful when it comes to conditions for refugee integration as these factors can inhibit inter-cultural integration. It is argued that gang solidarity can even promote intolerance. Deuchar (2011) identifies gang membership, albeit territorial in nature, as providing a platform for ethnic solidarity and consequently racial prejudice. Although a small-scale study, its strength lies in laying a foundation for the exploration of this fascinating area. The authors call for policy that reflects the need to develop social capital within multi-ethnic urban communities, and consider the potential for community initiatives to build inter-cultural cohesion. Read More Visit site £ Refugee Glasgow City Journal article
Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) ‘We're still human beings, we're not aliens’: promoting the citizenship rights and cultural diversity of Traveller children in schools: Scottish and English perspectives Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) draw attention to the difficulties faced by Traveller children (including experiences of prejudice and incidences of racism), crucially the authors then explore how their marginalisation can be addressed through full inclusion within the school environment. Scottish and English case studies are used within their analysis. This is achieved by analysing Traveller children’s own accounts of the experience of attending school and includes children’s perceptions of their teachers’ views of them. The authors find that Traveller children are far from considered equal in terms of citizenship within the school environment and in effect retain ‘outsider’ status. See also Shubin (2011) which examines how Scottish Travellers itinerant lifestyle impacts on their access to - and participation in- Scottish society, Bromley et al. (2007) which reports on Scottish attitudes to discrimination, finds a prevalence of prejudice towards Traveller/Gypsy communities and, de Lima et al. (2011) which includes consideration of Traveller ethnicity within a study of ethnicity and poverty. Read More Visit site Free Scotland, England Journal article