Contributing to a range of substantive fields of study (including economic life, migration, gender, class, wealth, ethnicity, postcolonial subjectivity, families, sexuality, nationalism, religion, health and illness, education, tourism), our research documents, explores and theorises the:
- ways in which identities are produced, negotiated, expressed, claimed or repudiated, and the consequences for individuals and groups in terms of their ability to access social rights and protections
- production and reproduction of inequalities, and the moral and political ideas (including ideas of citizenship and human rights) that frame, guide, naturalise, deny or contest them
ICEMiC's research informs public and policy debate as well as helping to shape the contemporary sociologies of identities, citizenship, equalities and migration.
Based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, ICEMiC also includes members from external organisations and from other schools within the University of Nottingham and collaborates with other research centres and institutions nationally and internationally. It is one of seven research centres that contribute to the University of Nottingham's Integrating Global Society Priority Group.
This Priority Group brings together leading scholars in the University from across the social science disciplines to provide high-impact, agenda-setting and policy-relevant research on the dynamics and effects of globalisation on contemporary society. ICEMiC staff contribute to research under the Priority Group's sub-theme 'Social Dynamics and Uncertainty', that covers key social issues such as migration and population displacement, asylum, poverty and inequality, aid, post-conflict studies, human rights, democracy and governance, and well-being.
All research in the School of Sociology and Social Policy falls under eight thematic areas. Research in three of those areas is delivered through the Identities, Citizenship, Equalities and Migration Centre:
- Mobilities and migration
- Work and inequalities
ICEMiC is part of four of the University's Research Priority Areas - British Identities; Languages, Texts and Society; Rights and Justice; and Sustainable Development.
The ICEMiC working paper series is designed to provide a forum for debate and discussion, and presents the current work and research findings of ICEMiC members, visiting scholars and invited authors.
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A "Disagreement" over Republican Citizenship?
The Aesthetics and Politics of Moslem Opposition to the French Headscarf Law
A Recipe for Disaster
Between a World of Need and a World or Excess
Neoliberalism, Natural Disasters and Human Rights
Globalized People, Migration and Cinematic Narrative