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Encyclopedia of Diasporas

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

Editors: Ember, Melvin, Ember, Carol R., Skoggard, Ian (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (118 chapters)

  • African Diaspora in Asia

    Campbell, Gwyn

    Pages 3-15

  • African Diaspora in Europe

    Gnammankou, Dieudonné

    Pages 15-24

  • African Diaspora in the Americas

    Yelvington, Kevin A.

    Pages 24-35

  • Armenian Diaspora

    Tololyan, Khachig

    Pages 35-46

  • British Diaspora

    Richards, Eric

    Pages 47-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Diasporas
Book Subtitle
Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities
Editors
  • Melvin Ember
  • Carol R. Ember
  • Ian Skoggard
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Aditya Books (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
Print ISBN
978-0-306-48321-9
Print + eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33593-3
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-29904-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 590
Topics