Living Intersections: Transnational Migrant Identifications in Asia

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Hardcover (2012)
$159.00
BN.com price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $117.55   
  • New (5) from $117.55   
  • Used (2) from $158.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

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?

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
From the reviews:

“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)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400729650
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: International Perspectives on Migration Series, #2
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1: Theorizing and Proving Intersectionality in Transnational Contexts: Caroline Plüss and Chan Kwok-bun.- Section One: Explaining Mobility and Inequality.- 2: A Returnee’s Hybridity: Its Upside and Downside: Chan Kwok-bun.- 3: Theorizing Immigrant Family Adaptation, Maladaptation, and Poverty: New Arrivals in Hong Kong from Mainland China: Chan Kwok-bun.- 4: Class, Migration, and Identity in a Philippine Village: Philip Kelly.- Section Two: Nation States, Social Networks and Emotional Spaces: 5: Social Strain and the Adaptive Behavior of Hong Kong Return Migrants: Chan Kwok-bun and Chan Wai-wan.- 6: The Role of the State in Transnational Migrant Identity Formation: A ‘Uniquely Singapore’ Experience?: Selina Lim.- Section Three: Transnational Positionalities and Cultural Capital: 7: Chinese-Singaporean Repeat Migrant Women: Transnational Positionalities and Social Inequalities: Caroline Plüss.- 8: Transnational Motherhood in the Making of Global Kids: South Korean Educational Migrants in Singapore: Yoonhee Kang.- 9: Becoming New Overseas Chinese: Transnational Practices and Identity Construction among the Chinese Migrants in Japan: Gracia Liu-Farrer.- Section Four: Locating Transnational Identifications.- 10: Identifying the Periphery: Challenging Citizenship, Nationality, and Identity on the Ogasawara Islands; David Chapman.- 11: Brokers of Nostalgia: Shan Migrant Public Spheres in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Amporn Jirattikorn.- 12: Identities and Decentered Transnational Linkages: Return Migrants in Hong Kong: Lucille Lok-sun Ngan.- Conclusion: 13: Living in the Intersections of Cultures, Societies, Emotions, Politics and Economies: Deterritorializing Culture: Caroline Plüss.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)