Reproducing Europe – Migrant Families, Professionals and the Welfare State

Publication on an ethnographic study conducted by a PhD research group of the Radboud University of Nijmegen (NL). Published in 4 volumes, in Arabic with translations to Dutch, French, Italian, English.

The publication researches upon the lives of several Egyptian migrant parents, analyzing the integration problematics and the different levels of institutional support that Arabic communities receive in the cities of Amsterdam, Paris and Milan. Overall, it debates upon a much larger topic: the social, economic and political question of belonging to the «New Europe». While mass-media presents immigrants from these cultures as a burden to society, the publication sheds light on good practices across both the immigrant population and the supporting institutions. The book also includes a wide photographic research that depicts the local context in each one of the cities.

Editorial Design
Published by Reproducing Europe team, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
17 x 24 cm, 160 pages (each volume)
Cover paper: Invercote 300 gr.
Pages: Cyclus Print 115 gr.
Typefaces: Greta Text (by TPTQ Arabic, NL)
Print-run: 1,000 copies
Printed  by: die Keure, Belgium.
Swiss-bound by: Brepols

Copyright texts
© 2018 A. de Koning, M. Marchesi, A.S. Vollebergh, W.D. Ruijtenberg, S.L. Botton, S. Chakkour

Photographs by
Bart Boeijen, Andrea Balossi Restelli, Jean-Robert Dantou

Special thanks to Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès – The Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography, and to Nazanin Karimi