Migrants of British Diaspora Since the 1960's

Stories from Modern Nomads

Author: A. James Hammerton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 152611657X

Category: Great Britain

Page: 280

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This is the first social history to explore the experience of British emigrants from the peak years of the 1960s to the emigration resurgence at the turn of the twentieth century. It scrutinises migrant experiences in Australia, Canada and New Zealand alongside other countries. The book challenges the assumption that the 'British diaspora' ended in the 1960s, and explores its gradual reinvention from a post-war migration of austerity to a modern migration of prosperity. Building on previous oral histories of British emigration to single countries in post-war years, it offers a different way of writing migration history based on life histories, but exploring mentalities as well as experiences against a setting of deep social and economic change. The book charts the decade-by-decade shift in the migration landscape, from the 1970s loss of Britons' privilege in destination countries and the 1980s urgency of 'Thatcher's refugees', to shifting attitudes to cosmopolitanism and global citizenship by the 1990s. Key moments are the rise of expatriate employment, changing dynamics of love and marriage, the visibility of British emigrants of colour, serial migration practices, and 'lifestyle' change ambitions. These are new patterns of discretionary and nomadic migration, which became more common practice from the end of the twentieth century. The book will appeal to students and teachers of migration history for its unique coverage of modern migration and its novel treatment of migrant mentalities. Its engaging style will also appeal to general readers, especially former and current British migrants, who may well recognise themselves in some of the compelling migration stories.

Empire, migration and identity in the British World

Author: Kent Fedorowich,Andrew S. Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526103214

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This groundbreaking study opens up new avenues of research into the history of imperial mobility and migration, while also engaging with the contemporary debates generated by immigration, globalisation and transnationalism. The chief aim of the volume is to introduce the reader to new and emerging research in the broad field of 'imperial migration', and, in so doing, to show how this 'new' migration scholarship is helping to deepen and enrich our understanding of the concept of a British World. Based upon far-reaching primary, secondary and oral-based research in Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, the United States and Zambia, the volume provides a more integrated and comparative approach to histories of migration and mobility within a British imperial world. The key focal point is the analysis of different types of imperial migration, its shifting patterns and processes, its socio-economic bases, and the transfer of ideas, identities, racial constructs and investment capital along the various networks established by British migrants throughout the empire, both formal and informal. The essays also explore the tensions between the national and imperial, and the transnational and global. In doing so, they reflect on notions of 'Britishness' as contested forms of identity. What emerges is a subtle yet far-reaching investigation of competing forms of empire and nation-building. This book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars interested in British imperial and migration history. It also offers important insights for students interested in the comparative dynamics and overlapping vectors of global, transnational and British World history.

Emigrant Homecomings

The Return Movements of Emigrants, 1600-2000

Author: Marjory Harper

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719070709

Category: History

Page: 276

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"In twelve essays, Emigrant homecomings analyses the motives, experiences and impact of these returning migrants in a wide range of locations over four hundred years, as well as examining the mechanisms and technologies which enabled their return." -- Back cover.

Empire, Migration and Identity in the British World

Author: Kent Fedorowich,Andrew S. Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719089565

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 5395

This volume brings together established scholars with a new generation of migration and transnational historians. Their work weaves together the 'new' imperial and the 'new' migration histories, and explores the interplay of migration within and between the local, regional, imperial, and transnational arenas.

The Battle of Britishness

Migrant Journeys, 1685 to the Present

Author: Tony Kushner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719066409

Category: History

Page: 318

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Analyzing the history and memory of migrant journeys, covering not only the response of politicians and the public but also literary and artistic representations, then and now, Kushner's volume sheds new light on the nature and construction of Britishness from the early modern era onwards.

Narratives of Exile and Return

Author: Mary Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351503863

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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In this original and compelling book, Mary Chamberlain explores the nature and meaning of migration for Barbadians who migrated to Britain and elsewhere. It is a unique oral and social history, based on life-story interviews across three or more generations of Barbadian families. Locating migration within the contemporary debate on modernity, Narratives of Exile and Return highlights the continuing role of migration in shaping the culture and history of Barbados. But it does more by providing post-modern theorizing with concrete national and ethnic settings.

Routledge Handbook of the South Asian Diaspora

Author: Joya Chatterji,David Washbrook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136018247

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 7961

South Asia’s diaspora is among the world’s largest and most widespread, and it is growing exponentially. It is estimated that over 25 million persons of Indian descent live abroad; and many more millions have roots in other countries of the subcontinent, in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. There are 3 million South Asians in the UK and approximately the same number resides in North America. South Asians are an extremely significant presence in Southeast Asia and Africa, and increasingly visible in the Middle East. This inter-disciplinary handbook on the South Asian diaspora brings together contributions by leading scholars and rising stars on different aspects of its history, anthropology and geography, as well as its contemporary political and socio-cultural implications. The Handbook is split into five main sections, with chapters looking at mobile South Asians in the early modern world before moving on to discuss diaspora in relation to empire, nation, nation state and the neighbourhood, and globalisation and culture. Contributors highlight how South Asian diaspora has influenced politics, business, labour, marriage, family and culture. This much needed and pioneering venture provides an invaluable reference work for students, scholars and policy makers interested in South Asian Studies.

Diaspora and Transnationalism

Concepts, Theories and Methods

Author: Rainer Bauböck,Thomas Faist

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642382

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Diaspora & transnationalism are widely used concepts in academic & political discourses. Although originally referring to quite different phenomena, they increasingly overlap today. Such inflation of meanings goes hand in hand with a danger of essentialising collective identities. This book analyses this topic.

Ten Pound Poms

A Life History of British Postwar Emigration to Australia

Author: A. James Hammerton,Alistair Thomson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719071331

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 9147

The authors draw upon a rich life history archive of letters, diaries, personal photographs and oral history interviews with former migrants, including those who settled in Australia and those who returned to Britain. They offer original interpretations of key historical themes, including motivations for emigration; gender relations and the family dynamics of migration; the 'very familiar and awfully strange' confrontation with the new world; the anguish of homesickness and return; and the personal and national identities of both settlers and returnees, fifty years on. --book cover.

The Great Famine and Beyond

Irish Migrants in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Author: Donald M. MacRaild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716527206

Category: History

Page: 303

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Stalin's Agent

The Life and Death of Alexander Orlov

Author: Boris Volodarsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199656584

Category: History

Page: 789

View: 4103

Stalinist henchman, Soviet spy, celebrated 'defector' to the West, and central character in the greatest KGB deception ever, this is the true story behind 'General Alexander Orlov', the man who never was, now uncovered for the first time.

The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

Author: Tara Zahra

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285596

Category: History

Page: 320

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“With a combination of deft historical analysis, sparkling prose, and careful attention to individual stories, both poignant and instructive, The Great Departure is brimming with important and suggestive lessons from the past for thinking about the worldwide dynamics of emigrants and refugees in our own day.”—Norman M. Naimark, Stanford University Between 1846 and 1940, more than 50 million Europeans moved to the Americas, irrevocably changing both their new homes and the ones they left behind. In this groundbreaking study, Tara Zahra explores the deeper story of this astonishing movement of people—one of the largest in human history. The great exodus out of Eastern Europe hollowed out villages with dizzying speed. As villages emptied and the fear of depopulation ran rampant, anxiety over “American fever” prevailed, leading to the scapegoating of Jewish emigration agents. Yet others saw vast opportunity: to seed colonies of migrants like the Polish community in Argentina, to gain economic advantage from an inflow of foreign currency, or to reshape their communities in a new land. In the United States, their migration fostered the notion of the “land of the free.” Globally, the policies that gave shape to this migration provided the precedent for future events such as the Holocaust, the closing of the Iron Curtain, and the tragedies of ethnic cleansing. A sweeping history of the most consequential social phenomenon of the twentieth century, The Great Departure gives poignant attention to the individuals whose lives were transformed by these decades of mass departure, and a keen historical perspective on their continuing legacy.

Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Kevin Kenny

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858608

Category: History

Page: 240

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What does diaspora mean? Until quite recently, the word had a specific and restricted meaning, referring principally to the dispersal and exile of the Jews. But since the 1960s, the term diaspora has proliferated to a remarkable extent, to the point where it is now applied to migrants of almost every kind. This Very Short Introduction explains where the concept of diaspora came from, how its meaning changed over time, why its usage has expanded so dramatically in recent years, and how it can both clarify and distort the nature of migration. Kevin Kenny highlights the strength of diaspora as a mode of explanation, focusing on three key elements--movement, connectivity, and return--and illustrating his argument with examples drawn from Jewish, Armenian, African, Irish, and Asian diasporas. He shows that diaspora is not simply a synonym for the movement of people. Its explanatory power is greatest when people believe that their departure was forced rather than voluntary. Thus diaspora would not really explain most of the Irish migration to America, but it does shed light on the migration compelled by the Great Famine. Kenny also describes how migrants and their descendants develop diasporic cultures abroad--regardless of the form their migration takes--based on their connections with a homeland, real or imagined, and with people of common origin in other parts of the world. Finally, most conceptions of diaspora feature the dream of a return to a homeland, even when this yearning does not involve an actual physical relocation. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Reforming Food in Post-Famine Ireland

Medicine, science and improvement, 18451922

Author: Ian Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526102625

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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Reforming food in post-famine Ireland: Medicine, science and improvement, 1845-1922 is the first dedicated study of how and why Irish eating habits dramatically transformed between the famine and independence. It also investigates the simultaneous reshaping of Irish food production after the famine. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book draws from the diverse methodological disciplines of medical history, history of science, cultural studies, Irish studies, gender studies and food studies. Making use of an impressive range of sources, it maps the pivotal role of food in the shaping of Irish society onto a political and social backdrop of famine, Land Wars, political turbulence, the First World War and the struggle for independence. It will be of interest to historians of medicine and science as well as historians of modern Irish social, economic, political and cultural history.

Migration and Diaspora in Modern Asia

Author: Sunil S. Amrith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497030

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Migration is at the heart of Asian history. For centuries migrants have tracked the routes and seas of their ancestors - merchants, pilgrims, soldiers and sailors - along the Silk Road and across the Indian Ocean and the China Sea. Over the last 150 years, however, migration within Asia and beyond has been greater than at any other time in history. Sunil S. Amrith's engaging and deeply informative book crosses a vast terrain, from the Middle East to India and China, tracing the history of modern migration. Animated by the voices of Asian migrants, it tells the stories of those forced to flee from war and revolution, and those who left their homes and their families in search of a better life. These stories of Asian diasporas can be joyful or poignant, but they all speak of an engagement with new landscapes and new peoples.

Ireland's District Court

Language, Immigration and Consequences for Justice

Author: Kate Waterhouse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719095271

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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For the uninitiated, the Irish District Court is a place of incomprehensible, organised chaos. This comprehensive account of the court’s criminal proceedings, based on an original study which involved observing hundreds of cases, aims to demystify the mayhem and provide the reader with descriptions of language, participant discourse and procedure in the typical criminal case. In addition, the book captures a recent and important change in the District Court: the advent of the immigrant or the Limited-English-proficient (LEP) defendant. It traces the rise of these defendants and explores the issues involved in ensuring access to justice across languages. It also provides an original description of LEP defendants and interpreters in District Court proceedings, ultimately considering how they have altered the institution and how the characteristics of the District Court affect how limited English proficient defendants access justice at this level of the Irish courts system.

Management and Gender in Higher Education

Author: Pat O'Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719083583

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7954

This book is a definitive examination of higher education: locating it in a wider neo-liberal context involving the state and the market, with a specific focus on recent higher policy and on the elite group of senior managers in universities. Written in a clear accessible style, it provides an in-depth analysis of university structures, cultures and practices at senior management level. Despite the managerialist rhetoric of accountability, we see structures where access to power is through the Presidents' 'blessing', very much as in a medieval court. We see a culture that is less than comfortable with the presence of women, and which, in its narratives, stereotypes and interactions exemplifies to a rather nineteenth-century view of women. Sites and sources of change are also identified. In a global context where diversity is crucial to innovation, it challenges us to critically reflect on management and on higher education.

Africa's Return Migrants

The New Developers?

Author: Lisa Åkesson,Maria Eriksson Baaz

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783602368

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 9645

Many African migrants residing abroad nurture a hope to one day return, at least temporarily, to their home country. In the wake of economic crises in the developed world, alongside rapid economic growth in parts of Africa, the impetus to ‘return’ is likely to increase. Such returnees are often portrayed as agents of development, bringing with them capital, knowledge and skills as well as connections and experience gained abroad. Yet, the reality is altogether more complex. In this much-needed volume, based on extensive original fieldwork, the authors reveal that there is all too often a gaping divide between abstract policy assumptions and migrants’ actual practices. In contrast to the prevailing optimism of policies on migration and development, Africa’s Return Migrants demonstrates that the capital obtained abroad is not always advantageous and that it can even hamper successful entrepreneurship and other forms of economic, political and social engagement.

A Military History of Scotland

Author: Edward M. Spiers

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748633359

Category: History

Page: 890

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The Scottish soldier has been at war for over 2000 years. Until now, no reference work has attempted to examine this vast heritage of warfare.A Military History of Scotland offers readers an unparalleled insight into the evolution of the Scottish military tradition. This wide-ranging and extensively illustrated volume traces the military history of Scotland from pre-history to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. Edited by three leading military historians, and featuring contributions from thirty scholars, it explores the role of warfare in the emergence of a Scottish kingdom, the forging of a Scottish-British military identity, and the participation of Scots in Britain's imperial and world wars. Eschewing a narrow definition of military history, it investigates the cultural and physical dimensions of Scotland's military past such as Scottish military dress and music, the role of the Scottish soldier in art and literature, Scotland's fortifications and battlefield archaeology, and Scotland's military memorials and museum collections.