50 / 2019

Gaziza Tolesh

Book Review - Khaled A. Beydoun, American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear Oakland, California, University California Press, 2018

The purpose of this book, according to the author, is to provide general readers, students, and activists with a comprehensible introduction to Islamophobia. With this publication, Beydoun attempts to shed light on the phenomenon which has an international cluster of terms and phrases that include “anti-Muslim prejudice”, “anti-Muslim bigotry”, “intolerance against Muslims”, “demonization of Islam”, and “Muslimophobia”. As a Muslim American law professor and a civil right activist, the writer hopes to give his readers a different perspective on Islamophobia. He bases his speculations on the chronological explanations of attitudes of American people due to certain events; discusses various court cases on granting American citizenship to Muslims; and discusses newspaper and TV news headlines as well as his own life experience. Last but not least, the author attempts to connect the old system of intolerance against Muslims to current policies and rival ideologies.

50 / 2019

Gaziza Tolesh

Book Review - Khaled A. Beydoun, American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear Oakland, California, University California Press, 2018

The purpose of this book, according to the author, is to provide general readers, students, and activists with a comprehensible introduction to Islamophobia. With this publication, Beydoun attempts to shed light on the phenomenon which has an international cluster of terms and phrases that include “anti-Muslim prejudice”, “anti-Muslim bigotry”, “intolerance against Muslims”, “demonization of Islam”, and “Muslimophobia”. As a Muslim American law professor and a civil right activist, the writer hopes to give his readers a different perspective on Islamophobia. He bases his speculations on the chronological explanations of attitudes of American people due to certain events; discusses various court cases on granting American citizenship to Muslims; and discusses newspaper and TV news headlines as well as his own life experience. Last but not least, the author attempts to connect the old system of intolerance against Muslims to current policies and rival ideologies.

50 / 2019

Lucia Kulihova

Misleading Data on Passenger Lists as a Consequence of Restrictive American Migration Legislation

The article focuses on American travel and migration legislation in the years 1893, 1903 and 1907, which were intended to manage immigration to the USA. Efforts to limit immigration were based on the criteria of the usefulness of or the potential threat posed by immigrants. The article shows that the data provided in the passenger lists were not credible in all cases, since the desire of both immigrants and steamship companies to enter the USA was much stronger than the fear of being refused.
KEY WORDS: migration legislation, steamship company, passenger list, data fraud, USA

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Lucia Kulihova

Misleading Data on Passenger Lists as a Consequence of Restrictive American Migration Legislation

The article focuses on American travel and migration legislation in the years 1893, 1903 and 1907, which were intended to manage immigration to the USA. Efforts to limit immigration were based on the criteria of the usefulness of or the potential threat posed by immigrants. The article shows that the data provided in the passenger lists were not credible in all cases, since the desire of both immigrants and steamship companies to enter the USA was much stronger than the fear of being refused.
KEY WORDS: migration legislation, steamship company, passenger list, data fraud, USA

50 / 2019

Maja Gostič

The Experience of Living and Work of Contemporary Slovenian Emigrants in Austria and Germany

The article deals with the subjective perceptions of emigrants that left Slovenia between 2014 and 2017. Their experiences of their stay in Austria and Germany, which are the most popular destinations for contemporary emigrants from Slovenia, are presented in depth. The subjective experiences of migrants are important for understanding the broader picture of contemporary economic migration with the support of objective statistical data. The purpose of the research was to obtain as much information as possible on the migration experience from the perspective of our contemporary times affected by globalization and mobility. The research contributes to an understanding of the contemporary motives for and experiences of emigration in the EU.
KEY WORDS: contemporary Slovenian emigration, Austria, Germany, subjective experiences, economic migration

50 / 2019

Maja Gostič

The Experience of Living and Work of Contemporary Slovenian Emigrants in Austria and Germany

The article deals with the subjective perceptions of emigrants that left Slovenia between 2014 and 2017. Their experiences of their stay in Austria and Germany, which are the most popular destinations for contemporary emigrants from Slovenia, are presented in depth. The subjective experiences of migrants are important for understanding the broader picture of contemporary economic migration with the support of objective statistical data. The purpose of the research was to obtain as much information as possible on the migration experience from the perspective of our contemporary times affected by globalization and mobility. The research contributes to an understanding of the contemporary motives for and experiences of emigration in the EU.
KEY WORDS: contemporary Slovenian emigration, Austria, Germany, subjective experiences, economic migration

50 / 2019

Marjan Smrke

Religiosity and Generosity Toward Migrants

This article deals with the relationship between religiosity and generosity toward migrants in contemporary Europe. Theoretically, it is based on the sociological tradition of researching the ambiguous relationship between religion(s) and “otherness”, as well as the tradition of researching the social distances from social minorities. The empirical research is based on data from the European Social Survey (ESS) conducted in 2014 and 2016. It focuses on the analysis and explanation of the correlations between indicators of religiosity and indicators of generosity toward migrants on three levels: the entire sample (23 countries), clusters of countries, and selected individual countries.
KEY WORDS: migrants, religiosity, social distance, generosity, cultural defence

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Marjan Smrke

Religiosity and Generosity Toward Migrants

This article deals with the relationship between religiosity and generosity toward migrants in contemporary Europe. Theoretically, it is based on the sociological tradition of researching the ambiguous relationship between religion(s) and “otherness”, as well as the tradition of researching the social distances from social minorities. The empirical research is based on data from the European Social Survey (ESS) conducted in 2014 and 2016. It focuses on the analysis and explanation of the correlations between indicators of religiosity and indicators of generosity toward migrants on three levels: the entire sample (23 countries), clusters of countries, and selected individual countries.
KEY WORDS: migrants, religiosity, social distance, generosity, cultural defence

50 / 2019

Marina Lukšič-Hacin

The Political Character of Migration after the Second World War: From the Politics of Revanchism to Amnesty

The paper focuses on the complexity of the dynamics of migration in the Republic of Slovenia/Yugoslavia in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, or more precisely, during the period spanning the wartime and its conclusion to the years of the liberalisation of the Yugoslav international migration policy, linked to the 1962 Law on Amnesty, and to the agreement between SFR Yugoslavia and the Republic of Austria on the regulation of the employment of Yugoslav workers in Austria (1963). The paper aims to provide a concise and structured overview of the prevalent migration practices in Slovenia during this period, highlighting international political processes that had a significant impact on the dynamics of migration.
KEY WORDS: migration, emigrants, immigrants, re-migrants, refugees

50 / 2019

Marina Lukšič-Hacin

The Political Character of Migration after the Second World War: From the Politics of Revanchism to Amnesty

The paper focuses on the complexity of the dynamics of migration in the Republic of Slovenia/Yugoslavia in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, or more precisely, during the period spanning the wartime and its conclusion to the years of the liberalisation of the Yugoslav international migration policy, linked to the 1962 Law on Amnesty, and to the agreement between SFR Yugoslavia and the Republic of Austria on the regulation of the employment of Yugoslav workers in Austria (1963). The paper aims to provide a concise and structured overview of the prevalent migration practices in Slovenia during this period, highlighting international political processes that had a significant impact on the dynamics of migration.
KEY WORDS: migration, emigrants, immigrants, re-migrants, refugees