This paper studies the adaptation and survival strategies that Albanian immigrants develop from the beginning of their migration project through to their establishment in the host country, Italy. We are particularly interested in how immigrants make sense of the host country's social and institutional environment and the related immigration policy measures and implementation practices, and their strategies for coping with these. More specifically, the study examines how immigrants organise their migration project upon departure from the country of origin and how they adapt their plans and develop coping strategies in response to the social and institutional environment of the country of destination. We also explore how they experience the daily practices of immigration policy implementation in the Italian administration offices and how they perceive 'institutional' or 'private' attitudes of discrimination (the presence of prejudice, discrimination and/or hostile treatment or, on the other hand, the presence of flexible and personalised practices of policy implementation in favour of immigrants). We thus show how immigrants act in a context of limitations and opportunities which they actively integrate into their migration experience and their understanding of themselves, their country of origin and the host country. The research is based on 30 interviews conducted with Albanian immigrants (22 men and eight women) between September and December 2001 in the Florence area.

Albanian immigrants in Italy: Migration plans, coping strategies and identity issues / Kosic, Ankica; Anna, Triandafyllidou. - In: JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES. - ISSN 1369-183X. - STAMPA. - 29:6(2003), pp. 997-1014. [10.1080/1369183032000171339]

Albanian immigrants in Italy: Migration plans, coping strategies and identity issues

KOSIC, Ankica;
2003

Abstract

This paper studies the adaptation and survival strategies that Albanian immigrants develop from the beginning of their migration project through to their establishment in the host country, Italy. We are particularly interested in how immigrants make sense of the host country's social and institutional environment and the related immigration policy measures and implementation practices, and their strategies for coping with these. More specifically, the study examines how immigrants organise their migration project upon departure from the country of origin and how they adapt their plans and develop coping strategies in response to the social and institutional environment of the country of destination. We also explore how they experience the daily practices of immigration policy implementation in the Italian administration offices and how they perceive 'institutional' or 'private' attitudes of discrimination (the presence of prejudice, discrimination and/or hostile treatment or, on the other hand, the presence of flexible and personalised practices of policy implementation in favour of immigrants). We thus show how immigrants act in a context of limitations and opportunities which they actively integrate into their migration experience and their understanding of themselves, their country of origin and the host country. The research is based on 30 interviews conducted with Albanian immigrants (22 men and eight women) between September and December 2001 in the Florence area.
albanians; coping strategies; identity; immigrants in italy; immigration; implementation; italy; policy implementation
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Albanian immigrants in Italy: Migration plans, coping strategies and identity issues / Kosic, Ankica; Anna, Triandafyllidou. - In: JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES. - ISSN 1369-183X. - STAMPA. - 29:6(2003), pp. 997-1014. [10.1080/1369183032000171339]
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