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Title Living intersections : transnational migrant identifications in Asia / Caroline Plüss, Chan Kwok-bun, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 279 pages)
Series International perspectives on migration ; 2
International perspectives on migration ; 2
Contents Part 1. Explaining Mobility and Inequality / A Returnee's Hybridity: Its Upside and Downside / Chan Kwok-bun -- Theorizing Immigrant Family Adaptation, Maladaptation, and Poverty: New Arrivals in Hong Kong from Mainland China / Chan Kwok-bun -- Class, Migration, and Identity in a Philippine Village / Philip F. Kelly -- Theorizing and Proving Intersectionality in Transnational Contexts / Caroline Plüss and Chan Kwok-bun -- Part 2. Nation States, Social Networks, and Emotional Spaces -- Social Strain and the Adaptive Behavior of Hong Kong Return Migrants / Chan Kwok-bun and Chan Wai-wan -- The Role of the State in Transnational Migrant Identity Formation: A "Uniquely Singapore" Experience? / Selina Lim -- Part 3. Transnational Positions and Cultural Capital -- Chinese-Singaporean Repeat Migrant Women: Transnational Positions and Social Inequalities / Caroline Plüss -- Transnational Motherhood in the Making of Global Kids: South Korean Educational Migrants in Singapore / Yoonhee Kang -- Becoming New Overseas Chinese: Transnational Practices and Identity Construction Among the Chinese Migrants in Japan / Gracia Liu-Farrer -- Part 4. Locating Transnational Identifications -- Identifying the Periphery: Challenging Citizenship, Nationality, and Identity on the Ogasawara Islands / David Chapman -- Brokers of Nostalgia: Shan Migrant Public Spheres in Chiang Mai, Thailand / Amporn Jirattikorn -- Identities and Decentered Transnational Linkages: Return Migrants in Hong Kong / Lucille Ngan -- Living in the Intersections of Cultures, Societies, Emotions, Politics, and Economies: Deterritorializing Culture / Caroline Plüss
Summary Annotation This book presents ground-breaking theoretical, and empirical knowledge to produce a fine-grained and encompassing understanding of the costs and benefits that different groups of Asian migrants, moving between different countries in Asia and in the West, experience. The contributorsall specialist scholars in anthropology, geography, history, political science, social psychology, and sociologypresent new approaches to intersectionality analysis, focusing on the migrants performance of their identities as the core indicator to unravel the mutual constituitivity of cultural, social, political, and economic characteristics rooted in different places, which characterizes transnational lifestyles. The book answers one key question: What happens to people, communities, and societies under globalization, which is, among others, characterized by increasing cultural disidentification?
Analysis Social sciences
Population Economics
Social Structure, Social Inequality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- Asia.
Immigrants -- Asia -- Social conditions.
Group identity -- Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Plüss, Caroline B.
Chan, Kwok B.
ISBN 9400729669 (electronic bk.)
9789400729667 (electronic bk.)