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Local Lives: Migration and the Politics of Place
  

Local Lives: Migration and the Politics of Place (Hardback, New edition)

By Bonisch-Brednich, Professor Brigitte
Edited by Trundle, Ms Catherine
Series edited by Kershen, Dr. Anne J.

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Local Lives contests dominant trends in migration theory, demonstrating that many migrant identities have not become entirely diasporic or cosmopolitan, but remain equally focused on emplaced belonging and the anxieties of being uprooted. By addressing the question of how migrant...s legally and symbolically lay claim to owning and belonging to place, it refocuses our attention on the micro-politics and everyday rituals of place-making, that are central to the construction of migrant identities. Exploring immigrants' interactions with house spaces, property rights, environmental conservation, landscape, historical knowledge of place, ideas of 'local community' and place-specific 'traditions', this volume shows how, in a fluid world of movement, locality remains a deeply contested and symbolically rich place to situate identity and to constitute the self. Thematically organised and presenting a diverse range of empirical studies dealing with migrant communities in Hawaii, Britain, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic and Albania, Local Lives reorients research in migration and transnational studies around locality. As such, it will appeal to social scientists working on questions relating to landscape, identity and belonging; race and ethnicity; and migration and transnationalism.
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ISBN 9781409401032
Released NZ 28 Nov 2010
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition
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Series Studies in Migration and Diaspora
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ISBN-13 9781409401032
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Released 28 Nov 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Bonisch-Brednich, Professor Brigitte
Edited by Trundle, Ms Catherine
Series edited by Kershen, Dr. Anne J.
Series Studies in Migration and Diaspora
Category Social & Cultural Anthropology
Immigration & Emigration
Human Geography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 218
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 304.8
Weight 544g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Immigrants - Cultural assimilation, Emigration and immigration - Social aspects, Space perception - Social aspects
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education

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