Modalities of cosmopolitanism and mobility: parental education strategies of global, immigrant and local middle-class Israelis – Københavns Universitet

25. januar 2019

Modalities of cosmopolitanism and mobility: parental education strategies of global, immigrant and local middle-class Israelis

Professor of Sociology Claire Maxwell has recently published the article 'Modalities of cosmopolitanism and mobility: parental education strategies of global, immigrant and local middle-class Israelis,' written in collaboration with Dr. Miri Yemini from Tel Aviv University.

In the article, the authors explore how different forms of family mobility shape parental education strategies of three middle-class groups (moored Israeli professionals, immigrants from Israel to the UK, and global middle class Israeli families). By focusing on families from the same nationality, they show how different practices of mobility differentiate between these middle-class fractions. Building on Andreotti’s framework for ‘global mindedness’ they suggest that orientations to cosmopolitanism also differentiate between these groups – from tourism (moored middle class), to empathy (immigrant middle class), to visiting (global middle class). By drawing on this conceptualisation, it is possible to understand why, despite the considerable uncertainty that constant mobility generates for children’s education and futures, global middle-class parents appear to assuredly navigate processes of securing and transmitting advantage.

Claire Maxwell & Miri Yemini, Modalities of cosmopolitanism and mobility: parental education strategies of global, immigrant and local middle-class IsraelisDiscourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, January 2019.