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International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories : Volume 3: Migration & Identity - Rina Benmayor

International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories

Volume 3: Migration & Identity

By: Rina Benmayor (Editor), Andor Skotnes (Editor)

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Published: 26th January 1995
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Migration and Identity is the third volume in the series International Yearbook of Oral Histories and Life Stories. Its theme is of special concern at a time both of massive worldwide migr ation and of apparently intensifying national, ethnic, and racial conflicts. The essays in this volume examine how the identities of migrants are shaped not only by gender, class, and ethnicity, but also by the experience of migration itself; and how migration is thus a crucible for both individual development and wider social change today. Guest-edited from the United States and with a special relevance to the Americas, this volume spans the whole complex global web of migratory patterns with contributions linking Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, without losing the particularities of local and personal experience.The aim of the International Yearbook is to increase our understanding of the recent past and the changing present. It sets out to present and interpret autobiographical testimony, whether in the form of written autobiography, oral history, or life story interviews. Each issue forms a coherent volume focusing on a single theme. The two previous volumes are Memory and Totalitarianism (volume one, 1992; special editor Luisa Passerini) and Between Generations: Family Models, Myths, and Memories (volume two, 1993; special editors Daniel Bertaux and Paul Thompson).Edited by an international group of leading scholars, the Yearbook is genuinely interdisciplinary and intellectually stimulating. It will appeal to students in many areas, including history, sociology, literature, psychology, and anthropology.

Migration and Identity offers a fascinating and wide-ranging selection of migrants' stories and of prisms for interpreting them....an excellent volume, allowing readers to learn a great deal about the identities of contemporary migrants as well as the theoretical prisms scholars and migrants themselves use to interrogate those identities. * Oral History Review *

Prefacep. v
List of Contributorsp. ix
Some Reflections on Migration and Identityp. 1
Notesp. 18
In Search of Safe Haven Exile, Immigration, and Identityp. 19
The Apple and the Olive Tree Exiles, Sojourners, and Tourists in the Universityp. 35
Notesp. 50
The Senegalese Immigrants in Bari What Happens When the Africans Peer Backp. 53
Notesp. 66
On Becoming a Citizen The Story of Dona Marlenep. 69
Notesp. 83
6 Identity, Racism, and Multiculturalism Chinese-Australian Responsesp. 85
Notesp. 98
Ethiopian Jews Encounter Israel Narratives of Migration and the Problem of Identityp. 101
Notesp. 116
Family and Identity Barbadian Migrants to Britainp. 119
Notesp. 133
Puerto Rican Women Migration and Changes in Gender Rolesp. 137
Notesp. 149
Identity and Gender in the Mexican- American Testimonio The Life and Narrative of Frances Esquivel Tywoniakp. 151
Notesp. 166
Central American Refugee Testimonies and Performed Life Histories in the Sanctuary Movementp. 167
Notesp. 180
Between Identitiesp. 183
Book Reviewsp. 201
Editorial Boardp. 221
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ISBN: 9780198202509
ISBN-10: 0198202504
Series: International Yearbook of Oral History & Life Stories
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 26th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.73  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.42