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Encyclopedia of Diasporas : Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities - Melvin Ember

Encyclopedia of Diasporas

Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities

By: Melvin Ember (Editor), Carol R. Ember (Editor), Ian Skoggard (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th May 2005
ISBN: 9780306483219
Number Of Pages: 590

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Immigration is a topic that is as important among anthropologists as it is the general public. Almost every culture has experienced adaptation and assimilation when immigrating to a new country and culture; usually leaving for what is perceived as a "better life." Not only does this diaspora change the country of adoption, but also the country of origin. Many large nations in the world have absorbed, and continue to absorb, large numbers of immigrants. The foreseeable future will see a continuation of large-scale immigration, as many countries experience civil war and secessionist pressures. Currently, there is no reference work that describes the impact upon the immigrants and the immigrant societies relevant to the world's cultures and provides an overview of important topics in the world's diasporas.
The encyclopedia consists of two volumes covering three main sections: Diaspora Overviews covers over 20 ethnic groups that have experienced voluntary or forced immigration. These essays discuss the history behind the social, economic, and political reasons for leaving the original countries, and the cultures in the new places; Topics discusses the impact and assimilation that the immigrant cultures experience in their adopted cultures, including the arts they bring, the struggles they face, and some of the cities that are in the forefront of receiving immigrant cultures; Diaspora Communities include over 60 portraits of specific diaspora communities. Each portrait follows a standard outline to facilitate comparisons. The Encyclopedia of Diasporas can be used both to gain a general understanding of immigration and immigrants, and to find out about particular cultures, topics and communities. It will prove of great value to researchers and students, curriculum developers, teachers, and government officials. It brings together the disciplines of anthropology, social studies, political studies, international studies, and immigrant and immigration studies.

Diaspora Overviews. African Diaspora in Asia
African Diaspora in Europe
African Diaspora in the Americas
Armenian Diaspora
British Diaspora
Chilean Diaspora
Chinese Diaspora
Croatian Diaspora
Greek Diaspora
Hakka Diaspora
Hmong Diaspora
Hui Diaspora
Irish Diaspora
Israeli Diaspora
Italian Diaspora
Jewish Diaspora in China
Jewish Diaspora in Europe and the Americas
Jewish Diaspora in the Ancient World, Africa, and Asia
Jewish Diaspora in the Greek World
Korean Diaspora
Kurdish Diaspora
Oceanian Diasporas
Palestinian Diaspora
Philippine Diaspora
Polish Diaspora
Post-Soviet Russian Diaspora
Sikh Diaspora
South Asian Diaspora
Swiss Diaspora
Tuareg Diaspora
Yoruba Diaspora
Arts in Diasporas:- Art of the African Diaspora
Chinese Diaspora Memoirs in the United States
Dance in the African Diaspora
Literature of Korean Diaspora in Japan
Music of the African Diaspora in the Americas
South Asian Diaspora in Film
Women and Literature in the African Diaspora
Diaspora Politics and Identity:- Chinese Diaspora Politics and its Fallout in a Cyber Age
Creating a Diaspora within a Country: Kurds in Turkey
Diasporas and Human Rights
Diasporas and International Agencies
Diasporic Consciousness Among African-Americans
Emerging Diaspora Consciousness Among African Canadians in Toronto
Hindu Diaspora in the United States
Jewish-American Identity and Israeli Security: Diasporic Connections
Jews and Christians in Germany
Pakistani Migration and Diaspora Religious Politics in a Global Age
Sikh Positionings in Australia and the "Diaspora" Concept
Tamil Diaspora Politics
Global Cities:- Global Cities and Diasporic Networks
Hong Kong
Jews in Kaifeng, China
Miami Diasporas
Types of Diaspora:- Asylum Diaspora: Tamils in Switzerland
Chaordic Diasporas
Congolese Traders: Unofficial Immigrants in France
Diasporas and Globalization
Long-Distance Nationalism
Refugee Diasporas
Diaspora Communities
African Diaspora in the Netherlands
Brazilians in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Paraguay
Cape Verdeans in the United States
Caribbeans in the United Kingdom
Chinese in Australia
Chinese in Canada
Chinese in Europe
Chinese in Hungary
Chinese in India
Chinese in Japan
Chinese in Korea
Chinese in Papua New Guinea
Chinese in Russia
Chinese in Singapore
Chinese in South Africa
Chinese in Tahiti
Chinese in Thailand
Chinese in the Philippines
Chinese in the United States
Eritreans in the Sudan
Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia
Filipinos in Japan
Greeks in Canada
Haitians in the United States
Indians in Fiji
Italians in Australia
Italians in Canada
Italians in the United Kingdom
Italians in the United States
Jamaicans in the United States
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ISBN: 9780306483219
ISBN-10: 0306483211
Series: Encyclopedia of Diasporas
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 590
Published: 30th May 2005
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.96  x 8.26
Weight (kg): 3.44