International Perspectives on Migration

Living Intersections: Transnational Migrant Identifications in Asia

Editors: Plüss, Caroline, Kwok-bun, Chan (Eds.)

  • Highlights migrant identification as a unique site
  • Highlights a new paradigm, namely cultural disidentification
  • Studies several migrant groups and examines several countries
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About this book

This book presents ground-breaking theoretical, and empirical knowledge to produce a fine-grained and encompassing understanding of the costs and benefits that different groups of Asian migrants, moving between different countries in Asia and in the West, experience. The contributors—all specialist scholars in anthropology, geography, history, political science, social psychology, and sociology—present new approaches to intersectionality analysis, focusing on the migrants’ performance of their identities as the core indicator to unravel the mutual constituitivity of cultural, social, political, and economic characteristics  rooted in different places, which characterizes transnational lifestyles. The book answers one key question: What happens to people, communities, and societies under globalization, which is, among others, characterized by increasing cultural disidentification?

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“The anthology is mainly recommended for those having a research interest in Asia and for those who are engaged with intersectional analyses. The articles are all focusing on migration issues in a specific geographical region in Asia … . worth reading to gain an insight into and an understanding of a region which not only contains a large proportion of the world population itself but which also possesses and provokes interesting research questions as it becomes increasingly diversified and transnationalised … .” (Tobias Hübinette, Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Vol. 3 (2), 2013)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Theorizing and Proving Intersectionality in Transnational Contexts

    Plüss, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • A Returnee’s Hybridity: Its Upside and Downside

    Kwok-bun, Chan

    Pages 19-35

  • Theorizing Immigrant Family Adaptation, Maladaptation, and Poverty: New Arrivals in Hong Kong from Mainland China

    Kwok-bun, Chan

    Pages 37-51

  • Class, Migration, and Identity in a Philippine Village

    Kelly, Philip F.

    Pages 53-70

  • Social Strain and the Adaptive Behavior of Hong Kong Return Migrants

    Kwok-bun, Chan (et al.)

    Pages 73-99

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2966-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9810-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living Intersections: Transnational Migrant Identifications in Asia
Editors
  • Caroline Plüss
  • Chan Kwok-bun
Series Title
International Perspectives on Migration
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2966-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2966-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2965-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9810-6
Series ISSN
2214-9805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 280
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