SSAHE (Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment), CMRB (Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London) and CCIG (Centre for research on Citizenship, Identities and Governance at the Open University) are pleased to announce the launch of Professor Floya Anthias’ book:

Translocational Belongings: Intersectional Dilemmas and Social Inequalities

This book explores the multiform and shifting location of borders and boundaries in social life, related to difference andbelonging. It contributes to understanding categories of difference as a building block for forms of belonging and inequality in the world today and as underpinning modern capitalist societies and their forms of governance. Reflecting on the ways in which we might theorise the connections between different social divisions and identities, a translocational lens for addressing modalities of power is developed, stressing relationality, the spatio-temporal and the processual in social relations. The book is organised around contemporary dilemmas of difference and inequality, relating to fixities and fluidities in social life and to current developments in the areas of racialisation, migration, gender, sexuality and class relations, and in theorising the articulations of gender, class and ethnic hierarchies. Rejecting the view that gender, ethnicity, race, class or the more specific categories of migrants or refugees pertain to social groups with certain fixed characteristics, they are treated as interconnected and interdependent places within a landscape of inequality making. This innovative and groundbreaking book constitutes a significant contribution to scholarship on intersectionality.

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Hb: 978-1-138-30428-4 | £96.00 // Pb: 978-1-138-30429-1 | £27.99

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The book launch webinar will take place on September 14 at 5pm BST.

[REGISTRATION LINK VIA EVENTBRITE. Registered attendees will be sent a Zoom link and joining instructions.]

Speakers: Profs. Floya Anthias, Avtar Brah and John Solomos.

Chaired and introduced by Profs. Umut Erel and Nira Yuval-Davis.

Biographical Notes:

Floya Anthias, FAcSS, is an anti-racist and feminist academic whose work has been concerned with inequalities and different forms of oppression and power relations and their intersections. Having held professorships at a number of UK Universities, she is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social Justice at the University of Roehampton. Floya was born in Cyprus and migrated as a small child with her parents to Britain. Her most recent book is Translocational Belongings: Intersectional Dilemmas and Social Inequalities (Routledge 2020). Floya’s books include Woman Nation State, Palgrave; Racialised Boundaries: nation, race, ethnicity, colour and class and the anti-racist struggle, Routledge; Ethnicity, Class, Gender and Migration, Greek Cypriots in Britain, Ashgate; Into the Margins: Migration and Exclusion in Southern Europe, Routledge; Gender and Migration in Southern Europe: women on the move, Routledge; Rethinking Anti-racisms: from theory to practice, Routledge; Paradoxes of Integration: Female Migrants in Europe, Springer; Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration, Palgrave; and  Work and the Challenges of Belonging, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Avtar Brah, FAcSS, is Professor Emerita at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has published widely on questions culture, racism, ethnicity, and gender. She is one of the pioneers in the field of Diaspora Studies. Her books include Cartographies of Diaspora/Contesting Identities; Hybridity and its Discontents (co-edited with Annie E. Coombes); Thinking Identities; and Global Futures (both co-edited with Mary Hickman and Mairtin Mac an Ghail).

Umut Erel is Professor of Sociology at the Open University. She has widely published on the intersections of migration, ethnicity, citizenship, racism, gender, class. Her methodological interests are in creative and participatory methods for research and engagement. She was PI of Participatory Arts and Social Action in Research, exploring theatre and walking methods for research  And led the Open University’s contribution to the ‘Who are We?’ Project at Tate Exchange, reflecting on migration, citizenship, participation and belonging across arts, activism and academia for recent publications, see

John Solomos, FAcSS, is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He has researched and written widely on the history and contemporary forms of race and ethnic relations in Britain, theories of race and racism, the politics of race, equal opportunity policies, multiculturalism and social policy, race and football, and racist movements and ideas. His most recent books are Race, Ethnicity and Social Theory (Routledge 2021) and Race and Racism in Britain 4th Edition (Palgrave Macmillan 2021). His most recent edited books are the Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms (Routledge 2020) and Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader Third Edition (co-edited with Les Back) (Routledge 2022). He is co-editor of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, which is published 16 issues a year by Routledge. He is also co-editor of the book series on Racism, Resistance and Social Change for Manchester University Press and General Editor of The Routledge Encyclopedia of Race and Racism.

Nira Yuval-Davis, FAcSS, is Professor Emeritus, Honorary Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London. A diasporic Israeli socialist feminist, Nira has been active in different forums against racism and sexism in Israel and other settler colonial societies as well as in the UK and Europe. She has been the President of the Research Committee 05 (on Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnic Relations) of the International Sociological Association, founder member of Women Against Fundamentalism , the international research network on Women In Militarized Conflict Zones and SSAHE (Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment). Among her books Israel and the Palestinians, 1975; Woman-Nation-State, 1989; Racialized Boundaries, 1992; Unsettling Settler Societies, 1995; Gender and Nation, 1997; Women, Citizenship and Difference, 1999; Warning Signs of Fundamentalisms, 2004; Situating the Politics of Belonging, 2006; The Politics of Belonging: Intersectional Contestations, 2011; Women Against Fundamentalisms, 2014; and Bordering, 2019.