Immigrants training: Welfare state and promotion of social bonds in the case of workforce training programs for immigrants in barcelona

Laura Cristina Yufra

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    Abstract

    This dissertation presents a theoretical-empirical analysis of the socio-political construction of the immigration phenomenon as a "state issue" starting from the study of the case of workforce training programs. First of all, it points out the intrinsic relationship between immigration and State, and how the latter is still a decisive factor in the treatment of the former. Besides, it identifies the transformation processes in the promotion of social bonds by European welfare states, which affect the provision of resources and social rights aimed at immigrants. In this respect, the commonly accepted idea of a progressive access to social rights by immigrants is questioned. The contents of the training courses are also aimed at producing of a wanted immigrant: immigrants are expected to adapt themselves, to be available and active subjects and to put aside all their "peculiarities" (cultural, social, etc.), which are seen as a hindrance for a successful inclusion in the installation society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)301-309
    JournalAthenea Digital
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2013

    Keywords

    • Immigration
    • State
    • Workforce training

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