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.
Part I: Diaspora Overviews. African Diaspora in Asia; G. Campbell. African Diaspora in Europe; D. Gnammankou. African Diaspora in the Americas; K.A. Yelvington. Armenian Diaspora; K.Tölölyan. British Diaspora; E. Richards. Chilean Diaspora; T.C. Wright, R. Onate. Chinese Diaspora; A. McKeown. Croatian Diaspora; D. Winland. Greek Diaspora; I. Laliotou. Hakka Diaspora; E.Lozada. Hmong Diaspora; N. Tapp. Hui Diaspora; R. Ma. Irish Diaspora; N. Farley, P. Kilbride. Israeli Diaspora; R. Cohen. Italian Diaspora; D.R. Gabaccia. Jewish Diaspora in China; Xin Xu. Jewish Diaspora in Europe and the Americas; M.J. Konner. Jewish Diaspora in the Ancient World, Africa, and Asia; M.J. Konner. Jewish Diaspora in the Greek World; S. Bowman. Korean Diaspora; In Jin Yoon. Kurdish Diaspora; A.Hassanpour, S. Mojab. Oceanian Diasporas; D.A. Chappell. Palestinian Diaspora; S. Farsoun. Philippine Diaspora; R. Lawless. Polish Diaspora; D. Pacyga. Post-Soviet Russian Diaspora; N. Kosmarskaya. Sikh Diaspora; D. Singh Tatla. South Asian Diaspora; P. Rangaswamy. Swiss Diaspora; L. Schelbert. Tuareg Diaspora; S. Rasmussen. Yoruba Diaspora; K. Abimbola.
Part II: Topics.
Arts inDiasporas:- Art of the African Diaspora; M. Harris. Chinese Diaspora Memoirs in the United States; King Fai Tam. Dance in the African Diaspora; Y. Daniel. Literature of Korean Diaspora in Japan; ChoonmieKim. Music of the African Diaspora in the Americas; D. Hill. South Asian Diaspora in Film; J. Desai. Women and Literature in the African Diaspora; C. Boyce Davies.
Diaspora Politics and Identity:- Chinese Diaspora Politics and its Fallout in a Cyber Age; Aihwa Ong. Creating a Diaspora within a Country: Kurds in Turkey; C. Houston. Diasporas and Human Rights; P. Magnarella. Diasporas and International Agencies; M. Leopold. Diasporic Consciousness Among African-Americans; J. Glazier. Emerging Diaspora Consciousness Among African Canadians in Toronto; R. Walcott. Hindu Diaspora in the United States; A.Rajagopal. Jewish-American Identity and Israeli Security: Diasporic Connections; Y. Shain. Jews and Christians in Germany; H. ThomannTewarson. Pakistani Migration and Diaspora Religious Politics in a Global Age; P. Werbner. Sikh Positionings in Australia and the "Diaspora" Concept; V.A. Dusenbery. Tamil Diaspora Politics; D.Sriskandarajah.
Global Cities:- Global Cities and Diasporic Networks; S. Sassen. Hong Kong; J. Bosco. Jews in Kaifeng, China; XinXu. Miami Diasporas; L. Konczal.
Types of Diaspora:- Asylum Diaspora: Tamils in Switzerland; C. McDowell. Chaordic Diasporas; P.Werbner. Congolese Traders: Unofficial Immigrants in France; J.MacGaffey. Diasporas and Globalization; D.M. Nonini. Long-Distance Nationalism; N. Glick Schiller. Refugee Diasporas; N. Van Hear.
Part III: Diaspora Communities. African Diaspora in the Netherlands; A. Blakely. Brazilians in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Paraguay; M. Margolis. Cape Verdeans in the United States; M. Halter. Caribbeans in the United Kingdom; C. Peach. Chinese in Australia; H. Chan. Chinese in Canada; J.-A. Lee, Xiaoping Li. Chinese in Europe; Minghuan Li. Chinese in Hungary; P. Nyíri. Chinese in India; E. Oxfeld. Chinese in Japan; L. Tien-shi. Chinese in Korea; Kwang-ok Kim. Chinese in Malaysia; Chee Beng Tan. Chinese in Papua New Guinea; D.Y.H. Wu. Chinese in Russia; A. Dikariov. Chinese in Singapore; Chee Kiong Tong. Chinese in South Africa; K. LeighHarris. Chinese in Tahiti; Yuan-chao Tung. Chinese in Thailand; JiemenBao. Chinese in the Philippines; T. Ang See. Chinese in the United States; Ling-chi Wang. Eritreans in the Sudan; G. Kibreab. Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia; M.G.Tan. Filipinos in Japan; J. Anderson. Greeks in Canada; A.N. Panagakos. Haitians in the United States; M.S.Laguerre. Indians in Fiji; A.R Walker. Italians in Australia; L.Baldassar. Italians in Canada; J. Zucchi. Italians in the United Kingdom; L. Sponza. Italians in the United States; V. Pagliai. Jamaicans in the United States; M. Vickerman. Japanese in Brazil; N.Adachi. Japanese in the United States; W. Ng. Jews from Rhodes in Central and Southern Africa; R. Hirschon. Jews in Denmark; T.Lichtenstein. Jews in France; J. Bahloul. Jews in Latin America; A.Ben-Ur. Jews in Morocco; E. Gottreich. Koreans in Japan; S. Ryang. Koreans in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia; G. Kim. Koreans in the United States; Kyeyoung Park. Kurds in Finland; O. Wahlbeck. Kurds in Germany; B. Ammann. Latinos in Japan; R. Reyes-Ruiz. Mexicans in the United States; R. Van Kemper, W. Pulte. Neo-Orthodox Jews of Germany; S. Deshen. Nuer in the United States; D. Shandy. Puerto Ricans in the United States; J. Duany. Roma in the United States; A. Sutherland. Sikhs in Canada; H. Johnston. Sikhs in the United Kingdom; D. SinghTatla. Sikhs in the United States; B. LaBrack. South Asians in Malaysia and Singapore; A.R. Walker. Tibetans in India; D. de Voe. Turks in Germany; W. Schiffauer. Vietnamese in Australia; M. Thomas. Vietnamese in Canada; L.-J. Dorais. Vietnamese in France; M.E. Blanc.
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