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Title History, memory and migration : perceptions of the past and the politics of incorporation / edited by J. Olaf Kleist, Irial Glynn
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series Palgrave Macmillan memory studies
Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Contents The Memory and Migration Nexus: An Overview; I. Glynn & J.O. Kleist -- PART I: MIGRANT MEMORIES -- Cultures of History:The New Left, South Asians, and Historical Memory in Post-war England; K. Meyers -- 'I am also a foreigner, but with me it's different': Polish Displaced Persons, War Memory and Ethnification in Belgium; M. Venken -- Using History to Relate: How Teenagers in Germany Use History to Orient Themselves Between Nationalities; J. Raasch -- PART II: MEMORIES IN DIVERSE SOCIETIES -- Caught between Two Worlds: The Europeans of Algeria in France after 1962; M. Baussant -- Remembering Egypt: Evangelicals, Conservatism and Immigration in America; H.B. Leaman -- African Asylum Seekers and the Changing Politics of Memory in Israel; M. Ram & H. Yacobi -- Past Migrations, Contemporary Representations and Complex Multicultures in London; M.J. Hickman, H. Crowley & N. Mai -- PART III: MIGRATION MEMORIES AND THE STATE -- Famine Commemorations and Asylum Debates in Ireland Conflated; I. Glynn -- Migrant Incorporation and Political Memories: Transformations of Civic and Cultural Belonging in Australia since 1949; J.O. Kleist -- Songs for the Nation: Migrant Pasts and Global Futures in Singapore; K.E.Y. Low
Summary As the growing diversity of societies is recognised as both an asset and a challenge, academia has been forced to re-evaluate some of its basic assumptions about migrant incorporation and social memories. However, scholars have rarely combined Migration Studies and Memory Studies to consider how perceptions of the past affect the incorporation of immigrants in their host societies. The authors in this volume merge the extensive knowledge and relevant findings produced in both fields. They demonstrate, through a series of empirical studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, how various actors have referenced diverse conceptions of their local, regional and national pasts to include and exclude immigrants from receiving societies. By focusing on how the presentation of a certain past relates to the immigration present, the book aims to examine the relationship between the politics of memory and the incorporation of immigrants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Collective memory.
Cultural pluralism.
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Ethnic groups.
Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation.
Form Electronic book
Author Glynn, Irial, 1979- editor
Kleist, J. Olaf, 1975- editor
LC no. 2012011156
ISBN 1137010231 (electronic bk.)
9781137010230 (electronic bk.)