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. Reflecting critically on economic migration and on the process of studying and creating knowledge about it, the contributors address the question of whether recent enquiries into modernity bring a newer and better comprehension of the nature of dislocation and movement, or whether these serve simply to replicate familiar modes of placing people and individuals.

The book is organized into perspectives in and on specific continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – in order to explore notions regarding economic migration within and across regions as well as towards displacing the Eurocentrism of many studies of migration.


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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.

Contributors: Suman Gupta, Teresa Hayter, John Eade, Tope Omoníyi, Zhivko Ivanov, Irina Chongarova, Taoufik Agoumy, Taieb Belghazi, Efurosibina Adegbija, Cyril I. Obi, David Johnson, Taghi Azadarmaki, Mehri Bahar, Yue Daiyun, Subarno Chattarji, Tapan Basu, Vinay Bahl.

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