Note: Starred readings are compulsory and must be made prior to the class. The allocation of compulsory readings might be subjected to changes.
Legend: E=Evidence for discussion; D= Student-run discussion of compulsory readings; PP= student paper/project presentations.
Session 1: Mind the Gap: The limitations of observational data
Pager, Devah. 2007. “The Use of Field Experiments for Studies of Employment Discrimination: Contributions, Critiques, and Directions for the Future”. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 609 (Janurary):104-133.
Petersen, Trond, and Ishak Saporta. 2004. “The Opportunity Structure for Discrimination”. American Journal of Sociology, 109: 852-901.
Session 2: Investigating Discrimination (II)
*Bertrand, Marianne and Sendhil Mullainathan. 2004. “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination”. American Economic Review 94: 991-1013.
Session 3: RedEx Seminar: Are Southern European Descendants Discriminated against in Norther European Markets?
Session 4: Race and Ethnicity (I)
Note this session includes a debate between Winant and Wimmer. It is recommended to read Wimmer (2013) first, Winant (2015) second, and Wimmer (2015) last.
Session 5: Race and Ethnicity (I)
See also statement on "race" of the American Anthropological Associaction: http://www.americananthro.org/ConnectWithAAA/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2583
Session 6: Race & Status
*Freeman, Jonathan B. Andrew M. Penner, Aliya Saperstein, Matthias Scheutz, Nalini Ambady. Looking the Part: Social Status Cues Shape Race Perception. PLoS ONE, 2011; 6 (9): e25107 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025107
*Zhang, N. et al. 2019 “Prosocial Behaviour in Interethnic Encounters: Evidence from a Field Experiment with High- and Low-Status Immigrants”. European Sociological Review, 2019, Vol. 35, No. 4, 582–597.
Session 7: Skin Tone Stratification (D, PP)
Hersch, Joni. 2008. “Profiling the New Immigrant Worker: The Effects of Skin Color and Height”. Journal of Labor Economics 26: 345-386.
Monk, E. 2015. “The Cost of Color: Skin Color, Discrimination, and Health among African-Americans”. American Journal of Sociology, 121(2): 396–444.
Painter Matthew A., Malcolm D. Holmes, Jenna Bateman. 2016. “Skin Tone, Race/Ethnicity, and Wealth Inequality among New Immigrants”. Social Forces, 94(3): 1153–1185.
Telles, E., Flores, R. and Urrea-Giraldo, F. 2015. “Pigmentocracies: Skin Color, Census Ethnoracial Categories and Educational Inequality in Eight Latin American Countries” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 40: 39-58
Session 8: The Roots of Prejudice and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments (D, PP)
*Finseraas, Henning, Andreas Kotsadam, 2017. “Does personal contact with ethnic minorities affect anti-immigrant sentiments? Evidence from a field experiment”. European Journal of Political Research, Vol 56(3), 703-722, DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12199.
*Polavieja, Javier G. 2016. “Labour-Market Competition, Recession and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments in Europe: Occupational and Environmental Drivers of Competitive Threat". Socio-Economic Review, 14(3): 395-417.
Sniderman, Paul M., Louk Hagendoorn, and Markus Prior 2004. “Predisposing factors and situational triggers: exclusionary reaction to immigrant minorities”. American Political Science Review, 98 (1):35-49.
Session 9: Muslim Minorities in Europe (D, PP)
*Di Stasio, V., Lancee B., Veit S. & Yemane R. 2019. “Muslim by Default or Religious Discrimination? Results from a Set of Harmonized Field Experiments”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2019.1622826.
Session 10: Multiculturalism and assimilation: The Debate (D, PP)
*Koopmans, Ruud. 2010. “Trade-Offs between Equality and Difference: Immigrant Integration, Multiculturalism and the Welfare State in Cross-National Perspective”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36, 1 - 26
*Maliepaard, Gijsberts M, Lubbers M. 2012. “Reaching the Limits of Secularization? Turkish- and Moroccan- Dutch Muslims in the Netherlands 1998–2006”. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 51(2):359–367.
Session 11: The role of culture & cultural assimilation
He, Qian, Gerber, Theodore P. 2019. “Origin-Country Culture, Migration Sequencing, and Female Employment: Variations among Immigrant Women in the United States”. International Migration Review: 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918318821651
A 2m clip on Polavieja (ASR 2015) (in Spanish)