The apple, the tree, and a space to grow in

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The idea for the study presented in Spanish Legacies: the coming of age of the second generation was sparked by the series of unrests from immigrant youths in a number of cities across Europe. The discontent expressed by the young generation of immigrants presented a sharp indicator of how little is known about young people of foreign origin growing up as immigrant residents in Europe, despite their significant number (10 per cent in France, 13 per cent in Spain and 15 per cent in Ireland by 2010). The success or failure of immigrants’ integrational processes, considering cultural factors and language barriers as challenges experienced by immigrants, can have major political and social impact on the regions where they reside. It is these challenges that are investigated in depth, in this book.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Immigrant youth
  • immigration challenges
  • Globalization
  • Second generation immigrants
  • Integration processes
  • European cities
  • Migration

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