Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities

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Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2004 - Social Science - 590 pages

Immigration is a topic that is as important among anthropologists as it is the general public. Almost every culture has experienced adaptation and assimilation when immigrating to a new country and culture; usually leaving for what is perceived as a "better life". Not only does this diaspora change the country of adoption, but also the country of origin. Many large nations in the world have absorbed, and continue to absorb, large numbers of immigrants. The foreseeable future will see a continuation of large-scale immigration, as many countries experience civil war and secessionist pressures. Currently, there is no reference work that describes the impact upon the immigrants and the immigrant societies relevant to the world's cultures and provides an overview of important topics in the world's diasporas.
The encyclopedia consists of two volumes covering three main sections: Diaspora Overviews covers over 20 ethnic groups that have experienced voluntary or forced immigration. These essays discuss the history behind the social, economic, and political reasons for leaving the original countries, and the cultures in the new places; Topics discusses the impact and assimilation that the immigrant cultures experience in their adopted cultures, including the arts they bring, the struggles they face, and some of the cities that are in the forefront of receiving immigrant cultures; Diaspora Communities include over 60 portraits of specific diaspora communities. Each portrait follows a standard outline to facilitate comparisons. The Encyclopedia of Diasporas can be used both to gain a general understanding of immigration and immigrants, and to find out about particular cultures, topics and communities. It will prove of great value to researchers and students, curriculum developers, teachers, and government officials. It brings together the disciplines of anthropology, social studies, political studies, international studies, and immigrant and immigration studies.

 

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Contents

African Diaspora in Asia
3
African Diaspora in the Americas
24
Armenian Diaspora
44
Chilean Diaspora
57
Croatian Diaspora
76
Hakka Diaspora
92
Hui Diaspora
113
Israeli Diaspora
136
African Diaspora in the Netherlands
593
Cape Verdeans in the United States
615
Chinese in Australia
634
Chinese in Europe
656
Chinese in India
673
Chinese in Korea
688
Chinese in Papua New Guinea 76
706
Chinese in Singapore
723

Jewish Diaspora in China
152
Jewish Diaspora in Europe and the Americas
164
Jewish Diaspora in the Ancient World Africa and Asia
178
Jewish Diaspora in the Greek World
192
Kurdish Diaspora
214
Palestinian Diaspora
233
Polish Diaspora
254
Sikh Diaspora
273
Swiss Diaspora
296
Yoruba Diaspora
317
Chinese Diaspora Memoirs in the United States
341
Dance in the African Diaspora
347
Music of the African Diaspora in the Americas
363
Global Cities
380
Women and Literature in the African Diaspora
383
Kurds in Turkey
403
Diasporas and International Agencies
422
Emerging Diaspora Consciousness among AfricanCanadians in Toronto
438
Diasporic Connections
455
Pakistani Migration and Diaspora Religious Politics in a Global Age
475
Tamil Diaspora Politics
492
Global Cities and Diasporic Networks
500
Jews in Kaifeng China
515
Types of Diaspora
534
Unofficial Immigrants in France
551
LongDistance Nationalism
570
Chinese in Tahiti
742
Chinese in Thailand
759
Eritreans in Sudan
785
Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia
808
Haitians in the United States
828
Indians in Fiji
836
Italians in Australia
850
Italians in Canada
864
Italians in the United States
883
Japanese in Brazil
907
Jews from Rhodes in Central and Southern Africa
925
Jews in France
944
Jews in Morocco
966
Koreans in Kazakhstan Uzbekistan and Russia
983
Kurds in Finland
1004
Latinos in Japan
1019
NeoOrthodox Jews of Germany
1038
Puerto Ricans in the United States
1055
Roma in the United States
1068
Sikhs in the United Kingdom
1083
South Asians in Malaysia and Singapore
1105
Tibetans in India
1119
Vietnamese in Australia
1141
Vietnamese in France
1158
Subject Index
1173
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