Cosmopolitan ambitions and everyday practiced citizenship. The ambivalent experiences of the Second Generation Associations in Bologna (Italy)
by Bruno Riccio
Working Papers WP 10-03
ISSN 2192-2357 (MMG Working Papers Print)
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This study emerges from a broader research project on ‘Urban Contexts, Migration Processes and Young Migrants’ (PRIN project 2006-2008) supervised by Professor Matilde Callari Galli, which aimed to explore the socio-cultural experiences of young people of migrant background in two urban and multicultural settings: Bologna and Perugia (both capitals of the two Italian regions with the highest ratio of young people of foreign origin in schools and society). Together with research assistant Monica Russo, I contributed to the research by focusing on the second generation associations of Bologna (Riccio and Russo 2009). Between May and July 2009, I was a guest at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG) in Göttingen and I presented a preliminary version of this paper to a seminar organised by the Department of Socio-cultural Diversity. I thank all the participants for feedback and in particular Susanne Wessendorf for her further comments on an earlier version of this working paper. I would also like to thank Ralph Grillo for feedback on a previous version of the paper.