Project information
People Like Us? A Reverse Sociology of Migration in Czechia (REVSOCMIG)

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Project Period
1/2023 - 12/2025
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Social Studies
Cooperating Organization
Mendel University in Brno

The overarching aim of this study is to make the agency and meaning-making of immigrants
more central in migration research, focusing specifically on issues of cultural racism and
Othering. We pursue this aim by developing a novel theoretical program, namely, a “reverse
sociology of migration.” This program allows us to explore how immigrants negotiate their
positioning vis-a-vis the Czech society and how they draw symbolic boundaries in relation to
different Others, including both the native born and other immigrants. To explore the
perspectives of immigrants living in the city of Brno, we will conduct qualitative interviews with a sample of 40 adults who have come to Czechia from one of the following countries or cultural-geographical regions: (1) Slovakia, (2) Ukraine, (3) Vietnam, (4) Middle East, (5) Africa, and who have lived in the city for at least 5 years. In addition, we will interview 10 Ukrainian refugees that have entered Czechia since 2022. To analyze the data, we employ cultural sociological, interpretive methods.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  4 – Quality education Sustainable Development Goal No.  10 – Reduced inequalities


Total number of publications: 3

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