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Migration, Diasporas and Transnationalism

Edited by Steven Vertovec, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany and Robin Cohen, Professor of Development Studies and Director, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, UK
This authoritative collection brings together the most significant papers by leading scholars in an increasingly important area of study. Social scientists and political analysts are becoming more and more aware of the importance of long-maintained or newly embellished links between post-migration communities and the societies from which they originate. Closely tied to this field is a renewed interest in ‘diasporas’ or globally dispersed groups whose collective experiences often draw on deep historical roots in more than one place.
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Publication Date: 1999
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This authoritative collection brings together the most significant papers by leading scholars in an increasingly important area of study. Social scientists and political analysts are becoming more and more aware of the importance of long-maintained or newly embellished links between post-migration communities and the societies from which they originate. Closely tied to this field is a renewed interest in ‘diasporas’ or globally dispersed groups whose collective experiences often draw on deep historical roots in more than one place.

The articles selected for this volume represent key contemporary theories, comparative research and case studies. Contributors are drawn from the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, economics, cultural studies, political science and history.

Migration, Diaporas and Transnationalism will be a valuable resource for students and professional researchers who have an interest in migration, globalization, ethnic relations, culture and identity.
‘. . . this book is a valuable resource which has collected together an important range of contributions, many of which may not be easy to track down for the individual scholar.’
– Claire Dwyer, Progress in Human Geography

‘. . . this collection is a fine overview of contributions to an interesting and promising new research field, and it will be a good resource for professional scholars and especially for students in the field.’
– Boris Slijper, Journal of International Migration and Integration
34 articles, dating from 1973 to 1996
Contributors include: A. Appadurai, J.A. Armstrong, L. Basch, C. Blanc-Szanton, J. Clifford, P. Gilroy, N. Glick Schiller, S. Hall, W. Safran, G. Sheffer, N.Smart
Contents:

Acknowledgements • Introduction

Part I: Reappraising Contemporary Migration
1. Harvey M. Choldin (1973), ‘Kinship Networks in the Migration Process’
2. James T. Fawcett (1989), ‘Networks, Linkages, and Migration Systems’
3. Nina Glick Schiller, Linda Basch and Cristina Blanc-Szanton (1992), ‘Transnationalism: A New Analytic Framework for Understanding Migration’
4. Panos Hatzipanayotou (1991), ‘International Migration and Remittances in a Two-Country Temporary Equilibrium Model’
5. Charles B. Keely and Bao Nga Tran (1989), ‘Remittances from Labor Migration: Evaluations, Performance and Implications’
6. Johanna Lessinger (1992), ‘Nonresident-Indian Investment and India’s Drive for Industrial Modernization’
7. Aihwa Ong (1996), ‘Cultural Citizenship as Subject-Making: Immigrants Negotiate Racial and Cultural Boundaries in the United States’
8. Roger Rouse (1991), ‘Mexican Migration and the Social Space of Postmodernism’
9. Barbara Schmitter Heisler (1985), ‘Sending Countries and the Politics of Emigration and Destination’
10. Charles W. Stahl and Fred Arnold (1986), ‘Overseas Workers’ Remittances in Asian Development’

Part II: Old and New Meanings of Diaspora
11. John A. Armstrong (1976), ‘Mobilized and Proletarian Diasporas’
12. James Clifford (1994), ‘Diasporas’
13. Robin Cohen (1995), ‘Rethinking “Babylon”: Iconclastic Conceptions of the Diasporic Experience’
14. Robin Cohen (1996), ‘Diasporas and the Nation-State: From Victims to Challengers’
15. Paul Gilroy (1991), ‘It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At. . .: The Dialectics of Diasporic Identification’
16. Paul Gilroy (1994), ‘Diaspora’
17. Stuart Hall (1990), ‘Cultural Identity and Diaspora’
18. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (1994), ‘Spaces of Dispersal’
19. David D. Laitin (1995), ‘Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Nationality in the Post-Soviet Diaspora’
20. Richard Marienstras (1989), ‘On the Notion of Diaspora’
21. William Safran (1991), ‘Diasporas in Modern Societies: Myths of Homeland and Return’
22. Gabriel Sheffer (1986), ‘A New Field of Study: Modern Diasporas in International Politics’
23. Gabriel Sheffer (1995), ‘The Emergence of New Ethno-National Diasporas’
24. Ninian Smart (1987), ‘The Importance of Diasporas’
25. Elliott P. Skinner (1993), ‘The Dialectic between Diasporas and Homelands’

Part III: Transnationalism: ‘Globalization From Below’
26. Arjun Appadurai (1991), ‘Global Ethnoscapes: Notes and Queries for a Transnational Anthropology’
27. A. Appadurai and C. Breckonridge (1989), ‘Editors’ Comment: On Moving Targets’
28. Katy Gardner (1993), ‘Desh-bidesh: Sylheti Images of Home and Away’
29. Akhil Gupta (1992), ‘The Song of the Nonaligned World: Transnational Identities and the Reinscription of Space in Late Capitalism’
30. M. Kearney (1995), ‘The Local and the Global: The Anthropology of Globalization and Transnationalism’
31. Michael Kearney (1991), ‘Borders and Boundaries of State and Self at the End of Empire’
32. Orlando Patterson (1975), ‘Context and Choice in Ethnic Allegiance: A Theoretical Framework and Caribbean Case Study’
33. Yossi Shain (1995), ‘Multicultural Foreign Policy’
34. John F. Stack, Jr. (1981), ‘Ethnic Groups as Emerging Transnational Actors’

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