The Cultures of Economic Migration: International Perspectives

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Mr Suman Gupta, Mr Tope Omoniyi
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 226 pages
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This volume explores the processes of economic migration, the social conditions that follow it and the discourses that underlie research into it. The contributors reflect critically on economic migration and on the process of studying and creating knowledge about it.
  

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Contents

The Cultural Consequence of Economic Migration from Nigeria
9
The Case Against Immigration Controls
17
Outsourcing and Migrational Anxieties in Discourse Perspectives
37
The Language
53
The Transformative Effect of Transfer Originating from Migration
77
From Homeland to Hopeland? Economic Globalization and Ogoni
115
Migrancy and Thabo Mbekis African Renaissance
127
Emigration and Sociocultural Change in Iran
143
Imaginary Migrations in Contemporary Chinese Public Culture
159
Media Representations in India of the Indian Diaspora in UK and US
171
The Paradoxical Purposes
185
Negotiating the Shifting Boundaries of Nativeness and Modernity
195
Index
207
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About the author (2012)

Suman Gupta is Professor of Literature and Cultural History and Director of the Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies at the Open University, UK, and is Principal Coordinator of the GIPSC project. He is the author of eight single-authored books, co-editor of five books and has published numerous scholarly papers. Tope Omoniyi is Professor of Sociolinguistics in the School of Arts, Roehampton University, UK. He has published widely in the field and held lectureships in Africa, Asia and Europe.

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