The Cultures of Economic Migration: International Perspectives

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Mr Tope Omoniyi, Mr Suman Gupta
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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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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