Abstract This is a rejoinder to the responses made to my paper ‘Against “immigrant integration”: For an end to neocolonial knowledge production’, which was based on my book Imagined Societies. A Critique of Immigrant Integration in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Here, I aim to push the boundaries of our discussion a bit further by arguing that the point is not to come up with better concepts of ‘immigrant integration’. Rather, it is to recognize that any such concern with, and for, ‘integration’ is already an imposition, and that, perhaps, the thing conventionally called ‘migration studies’ should be seen as, itself, an imposition.

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Keywords Migration studies, Immigrant integration, Social science, Neocolonialism, Europe
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40878-019-0136-4, hdl.handle.net/1765/123564
Journal Comparative Migration Studies
Schinkel, W. (2019). Migration studies: an imposition. Comparative Migration Studies. doi:10.1186/s40878-019-0136-4