Social challenges associated with mobility are a global phenomenon impacting economic and social development, as well as public policies. In the case of Chile, during the past 25 years, the country has experienced a strong growth of labour immigration particularly from other Latin American countries. On the other side, Sweden´s migration patterns have expanded from labour to conflict migration in the last 60 years. Despite the geopolitical differences between Chile and Sweden, they share social challenges and experiences associated to these recent migrations. Some of the particular and common issues are:
- Circular migrations, historical memories:the Chilean diaspora in Sweden
- National identities and the construction of the other/ourselves: languages, cultural hybridizations, networks and cultural practices
- Exclusion/inclusion (racism, xenophobia, classism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia, etc.), practices of resistance
- New inequalities: labour, urban space, education, public health, public policies, and environment
- Intersectionality as an analytical tool to articulate race, gender, class, age, ability, sexuality, ethnicity, religion
- How is interdisciplinary research and knowledge on these issues produced and constructed?